Recipe: Honey glazed apple tarts

The fastest dessert around - you can have them ready in minutes

  • place PRE 10 minutes
  • place COOK 15 - 28 minutes
  • place SERVES 1 large or 6 - 8 smaller tarts
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If you need a dessert in a hurry, you’ve come to the right place. These pretty tarts are more of an assembly job than actual cooking and so simple that even children can make them under supervision. Perfect if you’re short on time —and, at this time of year, who is not?


  • Heat oven to 200°C fan (210°C without) and place a large flat baking sheet inside.

  • Halve the apples from stem to base and scoop out the core neatly with a teaspoon.

  • Slice the apples thinly to about the thickness of a 10p piece.

  • Unroll as much of the pastry as you need. I either make one large tart (20cm x 30cm) to feed 6 – 8; or individual tarts (9cm x 12 cm).

  • Place the pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet and carefully score a 1.5 cm border around the edge.

  • Lay the slices in an overlapping design on top of the pastry leaving the border clear. Arrange different colours in lines or on different tarts if you wish.

  • Place the baking sheet on top of the pre-heated sheet in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes for small tarts and 22-28 minutes for the large one. The pastry will be well risen and golden brown.

  • While the tarts are baking, heat the jam in a small pan until liquid.

  • Glaze the tarts (including the pastry border) with the jam as soon as they come out of the oven, being careful not to disturb the apple slices.

  • Drizzle the warm tarts with the honey to taste.



1 roll frozen puff pastry, defrosted
4 - 6 small, well-shaped eating apples in differing colours
3 tbsp apricot jam
1 - 2 tbsp honey

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