Friday, February 1, 2013

Apple Puff Pastry Tart with Honey Apricot Glaze

Though I'm really not much of a dessert person (I have more of a salt tooth than a sweet tooth), I do love a good fruit dessert. And when you're married to a man with a sweet tooth, it's always nice to have a few dessert recipes up your sleeve to surprise him from time to time. This weekend I made this Apple Puff Pastry Tart with a Honey Apricot Glaze, and it took some serious self control to keep ourselves from downing the entire thing in one sitting.  It's simple, it's pretty, and between the tart apples, the buttery flaky pastry, and the delicately sweet honey apricot glaze, it makes for a really wonderful after dinner treat.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
2 1/2 medium Granny Smith Apples, cored and very thinly sliced
1/2 cup apricot jam
1 Tb water
1-2 Tb honey
1/4 lemon, juiced
sugar for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 350 F

To make the Honey Apricot Glaze, whisk together the apricot jam, water, honey, and lemon juice.

Remove the thawed puff pastry dough from the packaging and unfold onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet

Tile the apple slices in three columns on the puff pastry sheet, leaving the edges exposed. Brush generously with the glaze, and sprinkle with a little bit of sugar

(I actually had quite a bit of glaze leftover, which I stored in a jar in the fridge for future use)

Place the tart into the oven and bake for about 25 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and golden.

I would recommend serving this right out of the oven.

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