French Apple Tart

french apple tart
Joel Goldberg

We are always on the hunt for a new apple dessert to use up our freshly picked fruit. This tart is so easy to make and uses a store bought puff pastry, meaning it can be ready in under an hour. The tart gets topped with plenty of butter, making it extremely delicious. It will feel like a lot of butter, but just trust on this one and keep topping! The glaze uses a little Grand Marnier, which can be left out or replaced with rum or cognac. It really brings the whole tart together and we highly recommend it! 

Have you made this yet? Let us know how it went in the comments below! 

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Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 50 mins

sweet-tart apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

1/2 c.

granulated sugar

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Pinch nutmeg

4 tbsp.

butter, cut into small cubes


sheet puff pastry, thawed according to package directions


large egg, lightly beaten

3 tbsp.

apricot preserves

2 tsp.

Grand Marnier or dark rum, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss apples with sugar, lemon juice, and a large pinch of nutmeg. 
  2. Place puff pastry on prepared sheet and prick with a fork all over, leaving a ½” border around the edges. Bake for 15 minutes. 
  3. Carefully arrange apple slices over partially baked pastry, overlapping slightly and avoiding the border. Dot butter all over tops of apples. Brush edges of dough with beaten egg. 
  4. Bake until edges are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. 
  5. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat preserves until melted and loose. Stir in grand marnier, if using. Brush all over warm apples. 
Joel Goldberg

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