Salted Caramel Apple Tarts

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    These salted caramel apple tarts look elegant and tedious to make but they're just the opposite of hard!

    I’ve been mulling over chopping off my hair. It’s short as it is but I want the back to be shorter. Although, I don’t want it to be Kate Plus 8 style but more like Victoria Beckham style but I’m not quite sure I can pull it off. I’ve even tried Photoshopping my face onto some photos I’ve found [read: gigantic fail] but I guess I won’t really know until I do it. For those of you that know me/have seen me in person, do you think I can pull off something like this and this?

    Jason is going out of town for four days and I’ve been debating whether or not to take off work Thursday and Friday to have some personal time. I have so much on my plate lately (more on that soon! Very exciting news to reveal!) that I just need to chill, but I’m worried that I’ll get stir crazy for four days just being cooped up in the house. Although I do have episodes of the new season of The Voice to watch (anyone watch it?! I love Gwen Stefani!!!) and my new favorite show is on DIY Network called Holmes Makes It Right. I remember he used to be on HGTV and I watched his show, Holmes on Homes, ALLLLL the time. He dropped off the planet for a while but now he’s back! I love watching all the mistakes he finds – it makes you really weary of contractors but it helps you figure out what to look for when hiring one!

    These salted caramel apple tarts look elegant and tedious to make but they're just the opposite of hard!

    These salted caramel apple tarts look elegant and tedious to make but they're just the opposite of hard!

    This salted caramel apple tart looks elegant and seemingly hard to make but it’s really the simplest dessert ever! If you get pre-packaged puff pastry dough, you’ll this dessert on the table in no time. Everyone is going to think you spent so much time on this :) you’ll know the secret but don’t worry, I won’t tell.

    These salted caramel apple tarts look elegant and tedious to make but they're just the opposite of hard!

    Salted Caramel Apple Tarts

    These salted caramel apple tarts look tedious to make but they're just the opposite of hard!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 25 mins
    Total Time: 35 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 6
    Calories: 397kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 2 frozen puff pastry sheets, cut into thirds
    • 3 large granny smith apples sliced into 1/4-inch thick half moon shapes
    • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Salted caramel sauce for drizzling


    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.
    • Layer the apple slices on top of the pastry sheets. They can overlap each other, it's ok.
    • In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
    • Gently sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the apples.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the puff pastries are slightly golden.
    • Let rest for 10 minutes then generously drizzle salted caramel on top of the tarts.
    • Serve immediately.


    These are best day of and would not keep well for the next day.
    Nutrition Facts
    Salted Caramel Apple Tarts
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 397 Calories from Fat 180
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 20g31%
    Carbohydrates 52g17%
    Fiber 4g16%
    Sugar 19g21%
    Protein 6g12%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Loving this apple tart! Pinned!

  • Rachel Cooks says:

    These are so pretty! And I’m pretty much all-in for anything with salted caramel.

    PS: I think you should go for the hair cut — it would look great on you!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I can’t wait to see your hair if you decide to chop it!! Love this tart SOOO much. It may have to happen here this weekend!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    GO FOR IT GIRL. Also, have a fun weekend! I hope you enjoy some relaxation time (and yes, take Thus/Friday off. I support you!)

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Beautiful! Love!

  • Tieghan says:

    I cannot wait to see photos if you cut your hair. I would never be daring enough, but you can pull it off for sure! Love these tarts!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    These seriously look dreamy. Yum!

  • Amanda says:

    I always dream about cutting off all my hair – it would be so easy to get ready in the morning – but I am a wimp :) Love these tarts – puffed pastry is a staple in my fridge

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    deeeeewwww it!! can’t wait to see pics!! and these tarts, off the charts!

  • Kathryn says:

    So good! You can’t go wrong with that caramel/apple combo and these sound totally winning.

    PS I think you could rock the short hair for sure!

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    Oh hair decisions. I’ve got an appt today and I can’t decide if I should cut the bangs or continue to let them grow out.

    Love this yummy apple tart recipe.

  • Kristen says:

    Seriously gorgeous! I want to eat them all.

  • Heather Christo says:

    A new haircut is ALWAYS fun!! I love to be alone- so I say YES to personal time!!
    These apple tarts are just lovely and I love how easy they are!

  • Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog says:

    ohhh mama … these tarts ~ YUM! I’m sure the salted caramel meshes soo well with the apples — DELICIOUS!

  • Maria says:

    Such a great dessert for fall!

  • Cookin Canuck says:

    We’ve never met in person, but from your pictures, I think you would rock that haircut! These tarts look like the perfect desserts for autumn.

  • Sarah says:

    I think this is the perfect time of year to cozy up and relax for a little while. Ideally with a cup of coffee and one of these tarts. They look amazing!

    Can’t wait to hear the exciting news too!

  • marla says:

    Can I have these for lunch today?!

  • ashley - baker by nature says:

    This is SO gorgeous, Julie! Totally craving a slice right now!!!

  • Gaby says:

    You had my attention at salted caramel and these tarts are seriously gorgeous!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    these look amazing! loving all that salted caramel sauce – yum!

  • Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says:

    Holy sweet happiness! This looks amazing!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    This is why I keep puff pastry on hand at all times…simple dessert that looks fancy! Plus any excuse to eat that caramel sauce :)

  • I’m always ready for an apple tart. As for the hair front – hmm, I went from mid-back length to Beckham short and then went even shorter -pixie style. If you do it, remember it’s just hair, but [email protected] it takes long to grow out if you don’t like it. I can’t wait to see, if you do it.

  • Gaby says:

    Almost too pretty to eat!

  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen says:

    These look delicious. I’m all about the store bought puff pastry!

  • Alexis @ Upside Down Pear says:

    I just chopped off my hair. While I love how light it is, I’m still reaching for the rest of it. It’ll grow back, so if it’s something you really want go for it!!
    This apple tart looks amazing! Carmel apples are a must this time of year :)

  • francesca says:

    love anything that *looks* like I’ve been slaying away… awesome.

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