Look how EASY this yummy dessert is – I am SO excited to share this recipe with you all! Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry on base topped with brown sugar, pecans, apple…. whipped cream – I mean, what’s not to love,right?
This entire dessert was born from necessity. I had unexpected guests arriving for dinner – SOON – so, threw some extra beans in the chili, made a cornbread to make it all go further – but had nothing to serve for dessert! I grabbed some Puff Pastry Sheets, some apples and got right to work. Ta-da!!
What I love about this is that it is simple ingredients, nothing fancy, and nothing difficult. See? 6 ingredients. BOOM!
We all loved this – it really is perfect for every day AND major holiday celebrations – no one said things had to be complex to be amazing, right? Holidays can be really stressful, take the complication out, and serve something wow-worthy, with very little work!
Look at these pretty apple slices. Hello, Fall! You could use any kind of apple for this – I just happened to have gala apples on the counter, and some Puff Pastry Sheets in the freezer. I generally always have these items (plus hello, brown sugar and pecans, too!)
Hints for making this Brown Sugar Pecan Apple Tart recipe:
- Thaw the Puff Pastry on the counter while you heat the oven, and prep the apples, and we’re in BUSINESS!!
- Cover the Puff Pastry while it thaws, it should only take about 20 mins, and should still be cold to touch
- To get your apple slices perfect and evenly sized, use a mandolin if you have one
- Keep a few chopped pecans handy
for snackingfor topping before serving
- Want a variation? Add raisins! Drizzle with a vanilla glaze!
- Make miniature versions: cut the Puff Pastry into 6-8 even slices, and top/bake as before.
I made this recipe with Puff Pastry – for more ideas/inspiration – check the Pepperidge Farm® website or Pinterest!
Let me show you the simple process for making this Brown Sugar Pecan Apple Tart:
Click over to the website and see what else inspires you! (come back and tell me what floats your boat!!)
Brown Sugar Pecan Apple Tart
A simple yet impressive dessert simple enough for week nights, but fancy enough for holidays! This Brown Sugar Pecan Apple Tart takes just a few minutes to assemble, and around 20 mins to bake!
- 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry thawed
- 2 small apples
- 1 Tbs cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup whole pecans chopped roughly (divided)
- Whipped cream
- Extra cinnamon
- Extra pecans
Begin by thawing the Puff Pastry on your counter. It should take about 20 minutes.
Core the apples, and cut in half. Cut into slices (they should be fairly thin so they cook all the way through – use a mandolin if you have one).
In a large bowl, combine the cinnamon, brown sugar and salt.
Add the apple slices and mix well, making sure each slice is covered. Set aside for 5 minutes. Liquid will form in the bowl.
Roll out your Puff Pastry to desired size, and using a pizza cutter – cut the edges (to fold over later – see pics)
Drizzle a little of the liquid from the apples on top, then top with half of the pecans.
Add the apple slices in even rows, overlapping a little.
Top with remaining pecans.
Bake at 425F for 18-22 minutes, or until the edges are a golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Cut into slices, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon and pecans.