Is there anything better than apple pie in the fall? Probably not. But if you’re like us, you don’t always have the time to whip one up from scratch. Enter puff pastry and our recipe for Easy Apple Tarts! They have all the sugary, cinnamony, flaky goodness of pie without the long prep and cooking time. Ready to get baking? Read on for the quick and simple recipe! (PS: These would also be PERFECT for Thanksgiving.)


  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • caramel sauce, for topping

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut apples into thin slices and add to a large bowl.

Zest and juice the lemons into the bowl. Add the granulated sugar and cinnamon.

Stir to combine.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll puff pastry and cut the sheet into four pieces and place on baking sheet. Arrange 10-12 apple slices on each square of puff pastry. Be sure to leave a 1/2-inch border of dough on all sides!

Top the apples with a few pieces of butter. These babies are ready for the oven!

Bake for 16-18 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.

Top with caramel sauce.

And there you have it — the easiest apple tart!

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Recipe Development and Food Styling: Francesca Bean

Styling: Kayla Haykin

Photography: Chris Andre