Welcome to our third and final round of our Battle of the Apple Tarts!
Today’s recipe is for Salted Caramel French Apple Tarts. My mouth is watering just thinking about those again. Crispy buttery crust, soft apples and sweet delicate salted caramel. And the best part is that they take less than 10 minutes to assemble. You HAVE to try these!
Here is how to make them: Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Roll out a square of puff pastry.
Using a sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut your dough into 6 even rectangles.
Using a pairing knife, score the edge of each rectangle but try not to go all the way through. As the dough crisps and puffs up, this will help create a nice edge.
Place your pieces of dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Spread about 2 teaspoons of salted caramel sauce on each rectangle. I used Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Sauce. It’s under $4, it’s delicious and it’s all pre-made. What’s not to love? =)
Peel, core and slice 2 apples. Place apple slices in even layers on top of the salted caramel, making sure to overlap. The apples will shrink as they cook so don’t be afraid of a large overlap.
Make a quick egg wash by whisking together an egg and a splash of water. Brush your egg wash over the edges of each tart and sprinkle generously with raw sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes then reduce your oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the apples are soft and the edges of your tarts are puffy and golden brown.
Spoon more caramel sauce as needed and sprinkle some fleur de sel but a nice finish.