Maple Glazed Apple Tart
This Maple Glazed Apple Tart is made from buttery puff pastry baked up with a cream cheese and apple filling for a delicious breakfast dish or dessert.
Maple Glazed Apple Tart
I adore apple desserts and I’m certain this tart was first baked up as an after-dinner treat. I’ve served it for brunch numerous times—any excuse for eating it numerous times during the day. Growing up, I wasn’t a fan of maple anything. I credit this with the artificially flavored syrup that donned our table when having French toast, pancakes or waffles for Sunday breakfast. Ick.
I think it was this tart that showed me that maple could be an exquisite flavor, especially paired with apples. This tart is simply glazed with reduced maple syrup. Just 10 minutes or so of simmering concentrates the flavor and thickens the syrup into a delectable glaze.
The combination of flavors and textures makes this maple-glazed apple tart an exquisite dish, whether you choose to serve it at the beginning, middle or end of the day.
Tips for Working with Puff Pastry
- Defrost your frozen puff pastry in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
- While working with your puff pastry, if it gets warm, place it back in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
- After your dish is assembled, place it into the refrigerator to chill. Puff pastry “puffs” best when it’s cold when placed into a hot oven.
- Bake in a hot oven. This recipe is baked at 375º.
Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month’s theme is all about Apples and is hosted by Liz Berg (me!) who blogs at That Skinny Chick Can Bake. With Autumn’s arrival, it’s the ideal time to start using fall’s harvest in our menus. We have some great ideas this month to use apples in all sorts of dishes from Appetizers to Desserts.
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.
More Apple Recipes
- Apple and Pecan Stuffed Pork Chops from Never Enough Thyme
- Apple Chutney from Mother Would Know
- Savory Apple Cheddar Bread Pudding from Stetted
- Tsunth Monji – Green Apple Fritters from Spiceroots
- Apple Butter Coffee Cake from Pastry Chef Online
- Apple Streusel Cake with Yogurt Cream (Gluten-Free) from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
- Homemade Pink Applesauce (Gluten-Free) from The Heritage Cook
- Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Hubba Hubba Apple Cake from The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
- Maple Glazed Apple Tart from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Maple Roasted Apple Butter with Bourbon from Creative Culinary
Plus you also might like my Easy French Apple Tart with Puff Pastry. And more of my Best Desssert Recipes.
Maple Glazed Apple Tart
A gourmet apple tart with a puff pastry base, cream cheese filling and maple glaze.
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
- ¼ cup sugar
- 14 ounces Frozen puff pastry, thawed (I used a package of Dufour puff pastry)
- 1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- Stir together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla till smooth.
- Peel, core, and slice apples into ¼-inch slices. Toss with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Preheat the oven to 375º.
- On a lightly floured surface roll one sheet of puff pastry into 12 x16 rectangle. From a long side, cut a ⅓-inch wide strip, then cut it in half. From a short side, cut two ⅓-inch strips. Set strips aside.
- Cut the remaining rectangle in half to make two 12 x 8-inch pieces. Place one on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Brush the outer ⅓ inch of the rectangle on a baking sheet with egg wash and arrange pastry strips around the perimeter of borders, trimming to fit. Spread cream cheese mixture inside borders and top with apples. If the pastry gets warm at any time, place it in the refrigerator to chill.
- On a lightly floured surface roll the remaining sheet, if needed to enlarge, so that it covers the apple tart. Cut several diagonal slits down the middle of the rectangle.
- Brush the border edges of the tart with egg wash, then top with the pastry rectangle. Press edges gently to seal. Brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or till puffed and golden.
- Simmer maple syrup for about 10 minutes to reduce to ⅓ cup. Brush hot glaze over warm tarts. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Adapted from Gourmet.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 668Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 8g
41 Comments on “Maple Glazed Apple Tart”
This tart is so good! Everyone at my house enjoyed it!
The combo of apple and maple is always a favorite! This is delicious!
What a stunning tart – I love the maple glaze!
I just love this so much. You had me with the sweetened cream cheese and puff pastry and then hooked me for sure with the apples! Beautiful and delicious.
I love this type of pastry with my coffee in the mornings, and I like how simply this comes together. I’m definitely adding this to my to-try list while I have apples galore!
Absolutely beautiful tart. This will be perfect for a fall picnic or any day for breakfast. Its really gorgeous.
Another spectacular dessert Liz – you constantly amaze me! Brava!!
I don’t know if I’d want to “progress” to another house after tasting your tart, Liz =) BTW High quality maple syrup changed my mind about the lovely topping, too =)
Beautiful tart! I love how easy frozen puff pastry is to work with.
Any time of the day and any day of the week these would be welcomed!
Apples and maple are two of my favorite fall ingredients. I just love the aroma they both have. So far it has been a fabulous fall here, but it would be more fabulous with a piece of this. Looks great Liz!
This is the ideal dessert for a party! It’s easy, delicious, and looks fabulous. And I love the maple glaze – I hadn’t thought to reduce the maple syrup. GREAT idea!
This is beautiful Liz. You’re so good at making the lattice work on all your creations. I need to get lessons from you.
That maple glaze is so lovely! Gorgeous apple tart!
Liz, apples are my favorite fruits in fall – I just love, love everything apple, sweet or savory – you name it, I like it. And your tart with apples and cream cheese and maple syrup looks elegant and sounds exactly like the kind of dessert I so enjoy!
This looks wonderful, Liz, ideal for an autumn weekend breakfast. Going to check the other recipes.
So delicious! I love apples at this time and year and can imagine having this with a beautiful chai latte for weekend breakfast. Mmmmmm.
Wow! This tart looks terrific, Liz. So deeeelicious with apple and maple goodness. And love they are easy too! YUM!
What a lovely tart, Liz! And thank you for giving us permission to enjoy it throughout the day! =) And I get it–artificial maple syrup bears little resemblance to gorgeous real maple syrup. Yum!
That looks delicious. I was looking at puff pastries this past weekend wondering what I could make with them, now I know.