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Mini French Apple Tart Recipe

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French Apple TartLike many of my recipes, I like easy, I like fast and I like no fuss but don't get me wrong, I want flavor. One of my favorite chefs is Ina Garten but some of her recipes can call for weird ingredients and no shortcuts so it can be a little daunting. I decided to make her French Apple Tart and do it an easy, mini version that will take up less time and to do it in a way that is more practical to the everyday mother.

Apple Tart Ingredients

So for myself I went and picked up items of convenience. Of course there is the puff pastry sheets, the granny smith apples and the apricot jelly. Everything else I had on hand. If you wanted to prepare the apples ahead of time, go ahead and use a bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice on them to prevent them from turning brown. Another one of my weapons is my Samsung Galaxy Avant that I just picked up for $149 on Walmart Family Mobile. It helped me follow Ina's simple instructions to a T and was a total resource for my scattered mind.

Mini Apple French Tart Recipe

I've recreated Ina Garten's classic French Apple Tart to meet today's convenience for moms.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 tarts
Author: Lindsay


  • 1 pkg Puff Pastry Sheets
  • 4 Granny Smith Apples
  • Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Apricot Jelly
  • Lemon Juice if needed


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Thaw your Puff Pastry Sheets either overnight in the fridge or at room temperature for 40 minutes and unwrap.
  • Use two sheet pans and lay out each sheet of dough onto each sheet pan.
  • Cut each puff pastry into 6 sections. Once lengthwise and twice widthwise.
  • *Be sure to keep dough as cold as possible until you are ready to put it in the oven.
  • Cut your Granny Smith apples in half lengthwise and core. Now cut off the tops and bottoms to keep out any of the stems. Just like Ina says, she doesn't use the ends because she likes to keep the tart looking beautiful.
  • Slice your apples about 1/4" thick and place them on the diagonal directly on the puff pastry.
  • Once all your tarts are complete, sprinkle each tart with some granulated sugar and dot lightly with unsalted butter. Do not go heavy on the butter, you won't get the crispy edges. 🙁
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25 min. watching to make sure that there are no bubbles forming in your dough. If there is, just poke it with a fork to release the air. Once your pastries are removed, just put some of the Apricot Jelly in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Brush that on your pastries and they are ready to serve.
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French Apple Tart Ina Garten

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  1. Sandra L Garth says

    These tarts are almost too pretty to eat! I haven’t had lots of luck with puff pastry but I’m willing to give it a go again. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

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