Martha Mondays: Apple Tart

mondaysThis week’s Martha Mondays was chosen by AquaSunday – thanks for the pick! Apple Tart, from November Living was the pick. This is a quick version of an apple pie since it uses puff pastry. You have to roll out the puff pastry first to Martha’s specs. Mine stuck a bit to the counter despite the flour. You cut off an inch around the edge and layer that along the side to create crust. The tart has a layer of applesauce, apple tartthen Granny Smith apples which are brushed with butter and sanded with sugar. I added quite a lot of sugar because I do not like my apple tarts tart! I also sprinkled on some cinnamon, because I think that’s necessary too.

You bake this at 400 for 20 minutes – Martha says until the edges puff. Yikes! I should have checked mine sooner. At 20 min, my edges were dark brown. I had to cover them with foil for the next round of baking at 375 – until the apples are golden. When this comes out, you brush with apricot jam mixed with water and dust with powdered sugar. It looked very pretty I thought and apple tart2it was very easy to make compared to a pie.

As for taste, I didn’t like it. I thought it was very sour. I dumped some more powdered sugar on top, but even then I didn’t care for it. The kids ate theirs though (and Dude Martha had more for breakfast this morning). Mr. MarthaAndMe didn’t care for it much either. I did like the puff pastry and it did look very nice. So if I made it again, I would use a different kind of apple that is not so tart and lots more sugar. Then I think it would be very good.

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11 Responses to Martha Mondays: Apple Tart

  1. Pru says:

    Hi Brette,

    Yours looks good, shame it was a bit too tart. I did mine with different apples and we all liked it. I think next time I will add sultanas and cinnamon to the applesauce. Check mine out on my blog : I hope you leave me a comment!


  2. marthaandme says:

    Yes, I should have used different apples for sure. I did like how easy this was to make.

  3. Polly Campbell says:

    Just picked up my puff pastry…going to give it a try…with a different apple variety. Thanks for the post.

  4. marthaandme says:

    Let me know how it turns out!

    My mom once bought puff pastry from a baking supply store and it was about a thousand times better than Pepperidge Farm! I’ve never been there to buy it, but always think I should.

  5. Teresa B. says:

    The apple tart looks yummy. Didn’t have time this weekend to try it. I was busy baking for a cookie swap. But looks like a fun recipe to try sometime.

  6. Lyndsey says:

    Thanks to you and Pru I made a few changes in Martha’s recipe. I used different apples that worked great for this recipe. I love using puff pastry. I posted it on my food blog instead of Aqua Sunday.

  7. marthaandme says:

    Good call. I’m glad it worked out for you.

  8. Alexandra says:

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I will, as an old apple tart fan. I think I’ll make mine in a quiche pan so that it will be round. I’m salivating just thinking about it!

  9. marthaandme says:

    That sound like a nice way to make it. Let me know how it turns out!

  10. Kerry says:

    I like my apple tarts tart — apple pies too — but I usually use different sorts of apples as well. this looks as though it’s fun to make, and would be good for breakfast.

  11. marthaandme says:

    Yes, Dude Martha has been enjoying it and thinks he is getting away with something, eating “dessert” for breakfast.

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