Rating: 4 stars
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This is a variation on a puff pastry tart recipe: the marzipan adds a sweet extra layer to this dessert. Autumn is the time to try it out when the apples are sweet and crisp. I like using McIntosh apples as they are an excellent baking apple with not too much liquid, but other types like Lobo can be used. This is a super easy recipe for apple pie and makes a spectacular presentation at a dinner party.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 tart
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

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  • Roll puff pastry out into a 14- to 15-inch circle on a floured surface. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Place marzipan between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and roll into a circle about 11 inches in diameter. Remove plastic wrap and place marzipan in the center of the puff pastry.

  • Toss apples, cornstarch, butter, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Add brown sugar and toss quickly.

  • Arrange the apple slices in concentric circles onto the marzipan, leaving about 3 inches of pastry free at the edges. Pile the apple filling high up in layers and add all the dry bits remaining in the bowl. Sprinkle with pecans.

  • Fold edges of the puff pastry up around the filling, leaving center open and pinching the edges where it overlaps. Press pastry gently around the filling to squeeze out any excess air in between. Brush a little egg around the top.

  • Place in the preheated oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until puff pastry is golden brown and apples are fork-tender, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 38.3g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 20.6mg; sodium 75.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2021
This is one dramatic-looking dessert. The combination of almond and apple is delicious. I reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and still found it a bit too sweet for my taste. I think I will reduce it to 1/4 cup next time. That might also prevent the excess brown sugar from leaking out of the tart, but it's basically caramel and tastes really good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2020
my puff pastry actually separated into thirds when i took it out, so i ended up using smaller pieces and putting them into cupcake linings after rolling it out. then i filled them with a layer of homemade marzipan and the apple mix then baked for 20ish minutes to make smaller tartlets. i did make a few changes — about half the amount of sugar and no flour or cornstarch (it seemed unnecessary, but then again i was making tartlets instead of the original big tart). i do think that with all the original sugar called for it would be WAY to sweet. however, the flavors work amazingly well together and everyone loved it! four stars as written but five stars with the changes. Read More