Spiced Maple Glazed Apple Whipped Feta Tart. Nothing has made my house smell so good. The lingering smells of this simple, yet impressive dessert is just one of the reasons it should be baked up. I am really really stoked for Thanksgiving food and all of the holiday food that comes after that. With that being said, ringing in November with this Puff Pastry Apple Tart is the only way I ever want to ring in November!
The key to this puff pastry apple tart is the spiced maple glaze that is whipped into the feta, drizzled on the apples, and brushed on the edges of the puff pastry. Because we need a bit of maple glaze in every bite you know?
I am here for all of the Fall baking and I plan to make this rustic apple tart with whipped feta as many times as I can while apples are in season. I mean, is there really anything better than baking on a chilly fall day? I love hunkering down for the weekend and baking up a storm! Since my parents have recently moved to Denver, I have been lucky enough to share the wealth of baked goods so we don't eat every last one of them. Because we would!
This super simple apple tart recipe is fail proof and will totally impress you, your family, and friends. It is Fall's coziest recipe of all and I am already itching to make it again!
HOW TO MAKE SPICED MAPLE GLAZE AND WHIPPED FETA
To make your spiced maple glaze, add maple syrup, butter and spices to a small sauce pot over medium-high heat. Let this simmer for about 2 minutes and then remove from heat to thicken slightly. To make the whipped feta, add your feta, oil, water and one tablespoon of maple glaze to a food processor or blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
ASSEMBLE PUFF PASTRY APPLE TART
Begin by rolling out puff pastry into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Move the pastry to your parchment paper lined sheet panned and prick with a fork in the middle of the pastry, leaving a ½-1″ border around the edges. We leave a border so that the pastry rises on the edges keeping everything contained on the inside! Spread whipped feta evenly over the puff pastry and drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of the maple glaze. Layer up your apple slices with the skin facing up and brush with maple glaze. Brush your puff pastry edges with an egg wash and then more maple glaze. Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar and black pepper!
There are no wrong ways to serve this puff pastry apple tart. However, I highly suggest serving it a bit warm, with a light sprinkle of flaky salt topped off with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
OTHER COZY DESSERTS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- Spiced Butternut Cake with Cinnamon Cashew Cream Frosting
- Vegan Pecan Caramel Pear Upside Down Cake
- Vegan Maple Pumpkin Biscuits
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Hemp Seed Cookies
If you make this apple tart, I’d love to see! Be sure to leave a comment/rating and let me know how you liked it & how it turned out! You can also follow me on Instagram @abouttosprout and tag #abouttosproutrecipes to show me your beautiful creations!
Spiced Maple Glazed Apple Whipped Feta Tart
Spiced Maple Glaze
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 7 oz. feta whipped
- 4 oz. or 6 tbsp. greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 large apples I used honey crisp, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
- turbinado sugar flaked salt and black pepper for sprinkling
- 1 egg for egg wash whisked
- Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, bring maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and black pepper to a boil
- Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat to let slightly thicken
- In a food processor or blender, combine feta, yogurt, olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of the maple sauce until smooth and creamy, about 4 minutes, scraping down as needed
- Roll out puff pastry in a rectangle on a lightly floured surface and move the pastry to your parchment paper lined sheet pan
- Prick with a fork in the middle of the pastry, leaving a ½-1″ border around the edges.
- Spread the feta evenly over the puff pastry and drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of the maple sauce
- Layer your sliced apples with the skin facing upwards and brush the maple glaze over your apples
- Brush your puff pastry edges with egg wash and then the maple glaze
- Sprinkle tart with turbinado sugar and black pepper
- Bake for 25-35 minutes until golden brown, but keep in mind the edges will get darker because of the maple glaze
- Remove from over and let cool slightly and sprinkle lightly with flaky salt
- Serve warm with ice cream!
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