Thursday, June 14, 2012

Easy-Peasy Apple & Cranberry Tart

Whether you are a seasoned or novice baker, this quick and simple apple & cranberry tart is a must! A friend made me one of these puff pastry tarts after I had my third baby. When I saw it I could not believe she had gone to so much trouble making it for my family!! She started laughing and assured me it was the easiest dessert to whip up in a flash. And she was right! But, just because it is simple, do not think that it isn't oh-so-incredibly-yummy....because it really is oh-so-incredibly-yummy Xs 10!
If you do not like apples (and by the way, if you do not like apples, who are you!?! Okay...moving on...) you can use any other orchard fruit, such as pears. And feel free to omit the cranberries and nuts if you aren't a fan...or try it with another dried fruit, such as raisins, chopped dried cherries or chopped dried apricot...anything goes here! Just don't forget the big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! That really is the icing on the tart! Enjoy!

1 whole sheet of puffed pastry, cut into halves
2 whole apples with peel, cored, halved and sliced thinly
1/2 c. white OR brown sugar (I used brown)
A pinch of salt 
1/4 c. dried cranberries (optional)
1/4 c. chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds (optional)

Preheat oven to 415 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl add apples, sugar and a pinch of salt. Stir gently to combine. Let sit for five minutes.

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and place puffed pastry rectangles on top. 

Arrange apple slices on the puff pastry rectangles in a straight line, overlapping as you go. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until pastry is puffed and golden brown.
Immediately remove tarts from baking sheet and place on a serving platter. Cut and serve plain, with ice cream or even powdered sugar sprinkled on top!! Yummers!
This is the plain one I made for the kids

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