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Puff Pastry Apple Tart

I am so here for easy to make desserts, and this Puff Pastry Apple Tart is one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made. Just 6 ingredients: puff pastry, apple, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and fig jam.

Puff Pastry Apple Tart with Fig Jam

The Easiest Apple Tart

I use Puff Pastry as my dough, and I load it up with sliced apples, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Then, once it is done baking, I add some Fig Jam on top to give it some shine. It tastes so good and looks super fancy, but it is so easy to make. I also love to serve this with a scoop of ice cream on top.

I don’t make a whole lot of dessert. My main focus is usually meal prep, but I love easy to make desserts. My wife has a huge sweet tooth so she is always super pumped when I make something like this. Anything made with puff pastry is my speed. I love the crunch and flavor or puff pastry, so adding anything to that is just a win for me.

I rolled out the puff pastry and made a 1″ border just like I do in my Tomato Tart on Puff Pastry recipe. This border is super important in this recipe, because some of the apple juices will seep out. The border helps trap the juices. Some of juices rolled onto the parchment paper, but that is ok. It was still delicious.

Puff Pastry Apple Tart with Ice Cream

What are the best apples for a tart?

Golden Delicious or Jonathan apples are my personal favorite for a tart. Braeburn is another great choice. I also like to use two different types of apples. This balances the tart and sweetness.

Puff Pastry Apple Tart

How do you make a Puff Pastry Apple Tart?

  • Puff Pastry
  • Apples
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Fig Jam

First, peel and slice the apples. Then add them to a bowl with melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix well.

Next, Roll out your puff pastry. Create a 1″ border around the puff pastry. This will help the apple juices stay within the center of the puff pastry. If some ends up coming out, it is ok. No worries.

Arrange the apple slices in the middle part of the puff pastry. Add some melted butter around the border of the puff pastry.

Bake for 30-33 minutes at 375F.

Remove from oven, and brush fig jam on the apples to create a nice shine. It helps to heat up the jam slightly so that you can easily brush it over the apples.

Ingredients for Puff Pastry Apple Tart
Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Puff Pastry Apple Tart

It takes less than 20 minutes to put together this Puff Pastry Apple Tart. Then just pop it in the oven and serve warm with some ice cream


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry thawed
  • 2 Apples two different varieties work well together
  • 2.5 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar a heaping 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Fig Jam
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • ice cream optional


  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Peel and Slice the Apples. Then toss in a bowl with 1 tbsp melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well
  • Roll out your thawed Puff pastry sheet into a rectangle over a large piece of parchment paper. Place the parchment paper with the puff pastry on a large baking sheet.
  • Create a 1" border around the rectangle using a butter knife. You want to score the pastry dough without going through the dough completely. This border will help the apple juices stay in the center of the pastry.
  • Arrange your apple slices within the border. Melt 1 tbsp of butter and pour it over the apples.
  • Rub the additional 1/2 tbsp melted butter over the 1" border so that it browns evenly.
  • Bake for 32 minutes at 375F
  • Remove baking sheet from the oven.
  • Add your fig jam to a small bowl and heat it slightly so that it is easy to spread. Using a pastry brush, gently spread the jam over the apples to give it a nice shine.
  • Serve with ice cream


It is ok if some of the apple juices rolls onto the parchment paper or baking sheet. 

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  1. Jay Aronowitz says:

    Perfect for the fall