Regina and Christine are back, and it’s not to talk about food, but rather, make it. This is the stuff that happens when you have some puff pastry and apples you need to use in the fridge, and Regina drops by. This is an easy apple tart recipe that your five-year-old can make and may become a weekend routine if you’re not careful. It’s that good.
An Easy Apple Tart Recipe
We know you’re wondering how Regina and Christine, who host the travel podcast Off the Cuff with Galavante, are now doing a tutorial on apple pie. Well, when you drop by Galavante headquarters, you never know what’s going to happen. That and Christine will put anyone to work as she’s the queen of delegation.
But seriously, forget apple pie. Once you try this easy apple tart recipe, you’ll be a convert. This recipe is also lighter than a traditional apple pie, and with less sugar. So, maybe we are selling this as a healthy apple tart too. Whatever the reason you need, this easy apple tart recipe is the one to try. Christine even bravely led 6 kids under the age of 6 in making this tart during a Friendsgiving celebration. Yes, everyone survived, even though we’re convinced the kids ate more of the apples than what actually went into the tart.
1 package Dufour Puff Pastry
4 large Apples, your varietal choice
1/4 Meyer lemon
1/4 cup to right under 1/2 cup Demerara sugar
1/2 stick Butter
1 Organic egg, slightly beaten
For the Glaze
Bon Maman Intense Apricot Glaze
1/3 cup Brandy
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Begin by peeling the apples and taking the core out with a melon baller. Cut the apples uniformly into about 1/4-inch slices. Place in a bowl and squeeze with the Meyer lemon so the apples don’t brown.
Make sure to thaw your puff pastry in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours prior to making this easy apple tart recipe. On a roll pat, place parchment paper down and lightly coat with a non-stick cooking spray. Roll out the puff pastry to form a rectangle the size of a large baking sheet. Poke holes with a fork throughout the puff pastry.
It’s now time to arrange the apples, where we suggest you line them up diagonally for the prettiest presentation. Evenly spread the sugar over the apples and dot the butter throughout. Place the tart on a large baking sheet. Brush the pastry edges with the egg wash so you get a beautiful golden color. Pop the apple tart in the oven for about 40 minutes.
While your tart is baking, make your apricot brandy glaze. Place the contents of the Bon Maman in a small saucepan, and mix in the brandy. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, cover and keep warm. If you’re like Regina and Christine in the video, we won’t judge you if some of that brandy makes it way into a shot glass while you’re baking.
Once your apple tart is nice and golden brown, remove it from the oven. The last part of this easy apple tart recipe is to spread the apricot and brandy glaze over the cooked tart. Slice and enjoy the fruits, or in this case, the apples of your labor.