Pecan apple tart wedges on white serving plate on wood table.

Brown Sugar Pecan Apple Tart

A simple yet impressive dessert simple enough for week nights, but fancy enough for holidays! This Puff Pastry Apple Tart takes just a few minutes to assemble, and around 20 mins to bake!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 2 small apples
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup whole pecans chopped roughly (divided)

To serve

  • 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.

To serve

  • Cut into slices, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon and pecans.
  • Devour.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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