Any desserts that includes apples are probably right up there with my favorites. This recipe can be knocked out quickly and looks fancy.
- 1 box puff pastry
- 1 large Braeburn apple, or 2 small
- 1-2 tbs. butter, softened
- 2-3 tbs. raw sugar
- 1 tbs. powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Roll out the puff pastry thinly on a lightly floured surface to a 2mm (~1/16″) thickness.
- Cut out 3 rounds about 4″ diameter and place on a parchment lined baking sheets.
- Prick the pastry all over with a fork.
- Sprinkle a bit of the raw sugar on top of the pastry.
- Peel, core and thinly slice the apples.
- Arrange the apple slices in a circle on top of the pastry discs, overlapping them slightly.
- Place a few pieces of apple rings in the middle to finish.
- Brush them with softened butter and sprinkle with another layer of raw sugar.
- Bake the tarts for 10 – 15 minutes until the pastry is cooked.
- Add another sprinkle of raw sugar and place under broiler for a few minutes or use blow torch to caramelize.
- Dust with powdered sugar. Serve the tarts warm, with a scoop of ice cream.
Source: Gordon Ramsay