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Apple halves on a puff pastry base with caramel drizzle

Apple Puff Pastry Tart

Flaky, buttery, puff pastry topped with sweet, juicy baked apples drizzled with a pool of sweet chai spiced cheats (aka easy) caramel. Ready to eat in 30 minutes, this is the simplest dessert to use up left over apples.

Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine british
Keyword Afternoon Tea, Apple Dessert, Apple Puff Pastry Tart, Easy Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 169 kcal
Author Safira



  • 6 - 7 Apples See notes
  • 1 ready sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1 Egg Whisked in small bowl
  • 1- 2 tbsp Apricot Jam
  • 1 - 2 tbsp Demerera Sugar

Cheat Chai Syrup

  • 170 g Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Clove
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 200 °C, Gas Mark 6.

Cheat Chai Caramel

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the cheats caramel aside from the salt and vanilla, in a small pot over medium/high heat. Bring to the boil and then turn the heat to low and allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in vanilla and salt.

Pastry Assembly

  1. Cut apples in half and core. Cut into 1/8 inch slices. See Note.

  2. Roll out Puff Pastry onto baking paper on a baking tray. Arrange apples on top of pastry. Fold dough in 1 inch all the way around the edge.

  3. Brush the dough with the beaten egg and sprinkle over the sugar before spooning over 1 - 2 tablespoons of chai caramel.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown.

  5. Brush with apricot jam all over and spoon over more caramel.

Recipe Notes

  • How to cut the apples - You can either cut the apples all the way down and arrange into any form you like or cut almost all the way down. This makes it easier to handle.
  • Should I add Frangipane - Many people add Frangipane to Apple tarts. I don't feel it is necessary in this recipe.  The richness it usually adds, is masked by the caramel completely here. If you would like to make some, use the Frangipane element from this recipe. 
  • Toppings? - You can eat this tart, minus any additional toppings, however a dollop of ice cream, cream, crème fraiche works brilliantly too.
  • Which apples should I use? - Simply put, you can use any apples that you like! Check out this list of British apples that you can use. My personal favorite for this recipe is Cox or Braeburn. Cox more then Braeburn.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Puff Pastry Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.