Alright guys... This is probably the easiest dessert known to mankind. Super easy. I saw this recipe last summer on another blog and wanted to make it then, but never got around to it. Then I saw Ree Drummond make it on her show on Saturday (I LOVE her, by the way), so I made it a point to not let last weekend go by without making this. I adore apple pie and apple season is just beginning, so this is perfect timing anyway. This dessert takes less than 10 minutes to assemble for the oven and tastes like you put a lot more time into it than that. It tastes like a sweet little homemade apple pie with buttery crispy crust. So good. If you have little time, but want to impress your last minute dinner guests or your significant other, look no further. This is it...
Here is what you need and what to do (makes 2 tarts):
2-3 medium apples, cored and thinly sliced (I used Golden Delicious apples here, but Granny Smiths would work here, too)
1 cup light brown sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pinch of salt
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
Powdered sugar and ice cream, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees *. Line a large cookie sheet (with sides) with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the apples, brown sugar and lemon juice. Stir until combined and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Cut the puff pastry into equal halves and place them on the cookie sheet.
Closely overlap the slices of apples down the center of the puff pastry.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the puff pastry is browned.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut it into slices, add to a warm plate and add a side of really good ice cream.
So good! Enjoy!
* Ree set her oven to 425, but I just wanted my apples to be completely warmed through and be ever so slightly crisp. If you like your apples less firm, then set the oven to 425.