This 5 minute skinny apple tart recipe makes a great quick fix to fulfill a sweet craving or a beautiful dessert that will make your guests think you slaved in the kitchen for hours. At less than 160 calories a serving, this a perfect no guilt fall dessert!

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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.

To Make This Skinny Apple Tart Recipe You Will Need

You only need four ingredients to make this delicious fall dessert!

  • Ready made puff pastry sheet: Thawed as per instructions.
  • Apples: Cored and thinly sliced. I like to use a tart apple variety.
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt

How To Make This 5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart Recipe – Step by Step

You are going to love how easy it is to make this apple tart!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment. Place your puff pastry on a sheet pan.

Parchment and puff pastry on a baking sheet
Sliced apples laid on the puff pastry

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

Sprinkle a cup of brown sugar over the apples.

A cup of brown sugar about to be sprinkled on the apples

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

Salt being sprinkled over the top of the apples

What To Serve With This Apple Tart Recipe

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

Feel free to add a scoop of custard, or try one of my homemade ice cream recipes:

Baked apple tart sprinkled with powdered sugar

What Are The Best Apples To Use?

The best apples for this tart, and baking in general, are ones that will hold the shape and structure and have a balance of sweet and tart. The best choices are Granny Smith, Jonagold, Honey Crisp, Braeburn or Pink Lady. all of these varieties will hold up well and make your tart stand out from the crowd!

Can You Freeze Apple Tart?

If you are organized and planning ahead, you can freeze this tart either before or after baking. It is often better to freeze the unbaked tart and then cook it from frozen, it’s texture and structure will be more like a freshly baked pie this way. To freeze the pie before baking wrap it in a double layer of foil. You can also keep an unbaked pie in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Easy Baked Apple Tart Recipe From Scratch

Close up of a piece of apple tart on a white plate

I love that it only takes 5 minutes to prep this delicious fall dessert, but it looks fancy enough that you can serve it to guests! If your feeling fancy, you can make your own puff pastry in just 15 minutes? Get the recipe from Dessert for Two!

Top Tips To Make Recipe

  • You can use a mandolin to slice the apples thinly if you have one.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment so that the tart is easy to remove and slice.
  • Bake the tart in a pre heated oven for the best results.

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Haven’t  been apple picking yet this season? You may also like my 5 minute strawberry tart recipe!

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5 from 12 votes

5 Minute Skinny Apple Tart

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.

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 15
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  • 1 puff pastry sheet thawed per instructions
  • 2 apples large, cored & sliced thin
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place your puff pastry on a sheet pan.
  • Line your apples along the inside of the puff pastry.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over the apples.
  • Crack salt over the tart & bake 20 minutes.


I use parchment for ease of removing the tart later.
Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 5 stars
    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!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Emma! That’s a great idea to finish baking just before serving, thanks for sharing!