This Caramelized Apple Tarts are made of succulent and sweet apples that are nestled on a bed of chunky pecan paste. They are piled on a buttery puff pastry for a delightfully, tender crunch.
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Caramelized Apple Tarts

This Caramelized Apple Tarts are made of succulent and sweet apples that are nestled on a bed of chunky pecan paste. They are piled on a buttery puff pastry for a delightfully, tender crunch.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 pieces
Author sanna

Ingredients

  • 1 package pre-rolled frozen puff pastry
  • 3 small apples granny smith
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sliced pecans
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and core the apples. Slice them thinly. In a medium sauce pan, add butter, sugar and cinnamon and set on low heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the apple slices and cook until the apples are tender. Drain the apples but reserve the caramelized liquid. Set aside.

  2. In a food processor or blender, add the pecans, lemon juice and apple sauce and pulse until the mixture turns to a paste with some little pecan pieces. 

  3. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut circles from the rolled puff pastry that are 4 and 1/2 inches in size. Brush the surface with the beaten egg using a pastry brush. Arrange the 4 circles  in the baking sheet. From the other 4 circles, cut  smaller circles that are 3 and 1/2 inches in size. Leave the centers and take the outer rings and position them  on top of the bigger 4 circles.

  4. Spread the pecan mixture on top of the assembled puff pastry, using the cut rings as borders. Top with the apple slices. Bake them uncovered for 15 minutes. The pastry should be lightly golden.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Best Ever Recipes by Wiley and Sons.