Puff Pastry Apple Tart with Almond Cream

One of my specialties is this puff pastry apple tart with almond cream.

Everything that is special, or out of the ordinary, catches my attention. And this cake is. It is not like the others: it is light, juicy and … rectangular!

I wouldn’t be surprised if at the multinational Apple they ate this apple pie for its way of breaking with the status quo!

Today is the typical day that I feel like doing something different but easy. And that’s why I’ve decided to make this classic cake. It is a homemade dessert, easy and quick to make.

Although you spend most of the time preparing the cream, the rest of ingredients, such as puff pastry and apples, can be purchased.

Another characteristic feature of this delicious apple pie with puff pastry is the contrast of its texture on the palate, caused by the crunchy puff pastry base and the creaminess of the almond cream. A real explosion of sensations in the mouth.

How to Make Puff Pastry Apple Tart

  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).

First step: preparing the puff pastry base

  • Place the puff pastry dough ( 230 grams – 10″x 13″ ) on the baking paper. Remember to sprinkle a little sugar on the paper before placing the dough.
  • Cut 3 puff pastry strips of 0,6″x 10″ each. These three strips will give thickness to the edges of the base.
  • Set the three strips aside and fold the remaining puff pastry dough as if it was a closed book. You will begin to see its rectangular shape.
  • If you want to give the sides more uniformity, trim them with a knife.
  • Dip a brush in beaten egg and paint the sides of the puff pastry base. Then, place the cut strips on those freshly painted edges of beaten egg. Two long strips (0,6″) for the longitudinal sides, and the two small strips (0,6″/2) for the two shorter sides of the base. This way, you are creating the edge of the puff pastry. The puff pastry base should resemble a rectangular-shaped frame.
  • Now that the puff pastry base is ready, the edges are thicker and the centre is flatter ; thus, you can pour the cream and then carefully place the apple slices.

Second step: making apple slices

  • Peel two yellow apples with a knife or a vegetable peeler.
  • Remove their apple core. You can use an apple corer.
  • Cut the apples into quarters and then start making thin slices. With these thin slices you will cover the cream of the tart.

Third step: making the almond cream

  • Cream 40 grams of sugar and 40 grams of slightly melted butter with a hand held mixer.
  • Add into the mixture 80 grams of almond powder and keep beating until well integrated. Tip: You can either buy the almond powder or crush the almonds with a hand blender.
  • Add in a tablespoon of flour, an egg and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Keep beating until well combined.

If you prefer to make pastry cream as filling, instead of this almond cream, here’s how.

Last step: assemble the puff pastry apple tart

  • Once the puff pastry base is ready, spread the almond cream over it until it covers the entire surface evenly, but leaving the edges free.
  • Place the apple slices on top of the filling.
  • Brush melted butter over the puff pastry and apple slices.
  • Sprinkle some sugar on top.
  • Bake the pie for 30 minutes.
  • Take the tart out of the oven and now spread it with apricot jam. You now have a delicious puff pastry apple tart with almond cream!

When is the best time to eat this apple pie?

The great thing about this dessert is that you can eat it whenever you want! You can eat the pie warm and fresh out of the oven ; therefore, it is perfect to enjoy the autumn evenings. Also, it can be eaten cold. But if you put it in the fridge the puff pastry loses.

The finishing touch for this apple pie is to place a scoop of vanilla ice cream by the side.

If you like puff pastry recipes, try our delicious puff pastry apple tartlets.

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Puff Pastry Apple Tart Recipe

This is an easy recipe made of apple, puff pastry and a delicious almond cream filling. A characteristic feature of this apple tart with puff pastry is its creamy, light and crunchy texture.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 8 pieces
CALORIES 382 kcal

Ingredients
  

Base

  • 230 grams puff pastry dough
  • 40 grams butter
  • 40 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam

Filling

  • 80 grams almond powder
  • 40 grams sugar
  • 40 grams butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Apples

  • 2 yellow apples

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).

Almond Cream

  • Cream sugar and butter with a hand held mixer.
  • Add in almond powder and keep beating until integrated.
  • Add in flour, egg and vanilla extract and keep beating until well combined.

Puff Pastry Base

  • Sprinkle one tablespoon of sugar on the baking paper before placing the puff pastry dough ( 230 grams – 10″x 13″ ) on it.
  • Cut 3 puff pastry strips of 0,6″x 10″ each each and fold the remaining puff pastry dough as if it was a closed book. 
  • Dip a brush in beaten egg and paint the sides of the puff pastry base. Place the strips creating the edge of the puff pastry.

Assembly

  • Spread the almond cream over it until it covers the entire surface evenly, but leaving the edges free.
  • Place the apple slices on top of the filling.
  • Brush melted butter over the puff pastry and apple slices.
  • Sprinkle some sugar on top.
  • Bake the pie for 30 minutes.
  • Take the tart out of the oven and now spread it with apricot jam. Et voilá! You now have for dessert a delicious puff pastry apple tart with almond cream!

NUTRITION

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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