The Apple Tart, or the Tarte aux Pommes, is a delicious dessert that originated in Normandy, France. This area of the country is known for its abundance of delicious apples. This dessert only requires 5 ingredients and is so simple to put together, you’ll want to get your little ones involved!
- 1 sheet of puff pastry dough
- 2 large apples, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of fruit preserves
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Place a large sheet of parchment paper over a baking sheet and unroll your puff pastry dough.
3. If you have your little one in the kitchen with you, this is where they can use a fork to pierce the puff pastry all over.
4. Peel your apples and slice into ¼ inch thick slices.
5. In a large bowl, have your little one help gently toss the apple slices with the lemon juice and brown sugar with a rubber spatula.
6. Once apples are evenly coated in the lemon sugar mixture, you and your little one can place the apple slices on top of the puff pastry dough however you would like! Diagonally, straight down or in a haphazard pattern (just make sure you slightly overlap the apple slices and don’t pile them all in one area).
7. You are now ready to bake the tart! Cook for approximately 40 minutes or until the edges of the apples and puff pastry begin to brown.
8. Once you take the tart out of the oven, immediately loosen the tart from the pan with a spatula.
9. Transfer the tart to your serving plate to stop the baking and let slightly cool.
10. Warm up your fruit preserves in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
11. Take a pastry brush or basting brush and have your little one “paint” the fruit preserves all over the apples.
12. The last step is to enjoy your dessert with your little one! You can have it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or cooled down with a light dusting of cinnamon on top!
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