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5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart


5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | a favorite fall dessert recipe

After apple picking with our family over the weekend, we have an abundance of apples. Be prepared for a variety of recipes using apples far beyond baking. Today is recipe #2 for fall baking week & I’m not sure what you’re going to love more – the caramel flavor, that it takes just 5 minutes or that it’s naturally skinny. This 5 minute skinny apple tart makes a great quick fix to fulfill a dessert craving or a beautiful dessert that will make your guests think you slaved in the kitchen for hours.

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

Last weekend, my only uncle visited from Delaware. We are currently experiencing the most beautiful fall weather. We made a trip to the zoo, the Hill {I’m so thankful for the incredible Italian food here} & enjoyed a morning of fall fun at the apple orchard. I was amazed that this late in the season, there were still so many apples to pick! As we taught the girls how to select & pick apples, we also took notes how to care for our apple trees. It was fun to see how different trees are pruned at orchards to make the trees more accessible & bountiful. Ours are significantly larger, but don’t offer quite as much fruit. I look forward to seeing how that changes with a little care. I can’t resist sharing a few photos. I hope you don’t mind 😉

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking


5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking


5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

Now onto the skinny apple tart recipe. Let’s do this step by step, shall we?

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

Core & slice your apples thin. Line ’em up!

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

Sprinkle a cup of brown sugar over the apples.

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

Crack salt & bake! Things are about to get juicy! Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

Chris loves anything covered in powdered sugar. You saw how much our girls adore him. I decided to give him a little extra sugar with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Place your puff pastry on a sheet pan {I use parchment for ease of removing the apple tart later}.5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | fall baking

Feel free to add a scoop of custard, but it’s completely unnecessary! At just 100 calories per serving, this recipe is a win-win!

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins
Serves 15



  • 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed per instructions
  • 2 large apples, cored & sliced thin
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place your puff pastry on a sheet pan {I use parchment for ease of removing the tart later}.
  3. Line your apples along the inside of the puff pastry.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar over the apples.
  5. Crack salt over the tart & bake 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes


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5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart recipe | a favorite fall dessert recipeHave you been apple picking yet this season? You may also like my 5 minute strawberry tart recipe!

Did you know you can make your own puff pastry in just 15 minutes? Get the recipe from Dessert for Two!

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner



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34 comments on “5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart”

  1. I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how incredibly impressed I am with your space here at I, too, live in an old home, and coming to your blog has infused in me so much inspiration! Everything is just BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing what you do with your readers!

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  4. I made this over the weekend, and it was absolutely delicious!! I added cinnamon to mine also.

  5. Julie,

    I love your blogs and can’t believe how much time I spend on your site. Rich enjoys looking at your pics and we plan on using a couple of your decorating ideas once we get our screened in porch finished this coming summer! I may call upon your terrific ideas to help us furnish this super porch! We plan on having cabinets, buffet, counter-top, fridge, eating and sitting areas to view TV or listen to music. Can’t wait!

    • You’re so sweet Cindy, thank you! Notice that this recipe has been updated with a printable card? You are really going to enjoy your screened in porch! Happy New Year!

  6. Made this last night for some guests. SO easy, quick, and impressive! I’ll definitely keep this as a regular on our menu for that special treat! Thanks!

  7. Just wondering what Puff Pastry Sheet do you use or if you make one yourself?
    Let me know


  8. I made this tonight for a dinner party and not only was it ridiculously easy but it was also ridiculously delicious! All the guests commented on how tasty it was so I was very happy 🙂 I made it in the morning and slightly underbaked it then put it back in the oven 10 mins before serving it at dinner to finish it off. I served mine with cornish vanilla icecream. Bellisimo!

  9. Hi, I’ve always loved and admired fruit tarts. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe. I have not had good experiences with puff pastry (believe it or not). Should I use a few sheets or one of the rolls a it comes in the box? Thank you! Lisa H.

    • Just one roll…I wonder if you get anxious to make dessert and don’t bring it to room temperature? It’s extremely tempting, but it truly does have to sit out 20 minutes before you roll it. Also, be careful that it doesn’t spend months in the freezer before you use it…I have found that that definitely makes a difference.

  10. So pretty and easy! I’m always looking for things to do with the apples I get when we go apple picking!

  11. I just now saw that you linked to me here. Thank you, friend 🙂

  12. I don’t give a hollering hootenany about “skinny” but my typical thanksgiving pie takes a couple hours and I have a 5 month old to mind so I am very glad I found this.

  13. This looks amazing but how is it possibly skinny with a cup of brown sugar and more powdered sugar on top?!

    • It makes 15 servings, only 60 calories each, but cures that sweet tooth!

      Nutrition Facts

      SERVINGS 15
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 60 Calories from Fat 0
      % Daily Value *
      Total Fat 0%
      Saturated Fat 0%
      Trans Fat
      Cholesterol 0%
      Sodium 55mg 2%
      Potassium 50mg 1%
      Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
      Dietary Fiber less than 1g 3%
      Sugars 13g
      Vitamin A 0%
      Vitamin C 4%
      Calcium 2%
      Iron 2%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  14. I was trying to follow a 19 series healthy desserts when I got to your page, but the back arrow would not let me go back to the continuing thing and I do not know how to see the rest of the desserts. Just thought you might like to know. You may not be able to do anything about it.

  15. Hi Julie

    I found you and your apple recipe yesterday and will make this easy dessert for the Garden Club “girls” on Wednesday. I will surely let you know how much they love it! I am going to LOVE your blog.

  16. Sigh- I botched this dessert while serving it for company. I took out one puff pastry and let it warm up, then decided it wasn’t big enough so opened another one and had to wait longer, then fussed with the apples, Anyway, everything got too soggy. I cooked it and the bottom got totally soggy and drippy with juices, almost pouring off the tray. So I had to cook it much, much longer, and the bottom kind of burnt with the sugar juices. The lesson here is to move quickly, use a pan with sides, don’t use apples that are too juicy! I sort of salvaged this by removing the burnt parts, dusting with powdered sugar, and serving it with good ice cream.

  17. This looks excellent & I am going to try…except, perhaps you mean 2-3 apples instead of the 23 listed in the ingredients section?!

    Best, Pat Garrity

    • Oh gosh, yes! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! I updated to a different recipe card a few months ago and there have been a couple glitches. I’ll correct asap!

  18. This recipe couldn’t have come at a better time! Thank you so much! 

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  19. This is such a great way to enjoy apples!

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  20. So super easy and the photos from the orchard are precious!! Thanks for sharing your simple idea with us!

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  21. Oh my gosh this looks so easy and good! Need to go apple picking!

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