Easy apple tart with aged cheddar crust

Prep 15 min
Plus Baking Time: 30 minutes
Makes 8 servings



1/2 397-g pkg
frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 cup
grated old cheddar
2 tsp
chopped fresh rosemary, optional
large apples, such as McIntosh or Granny Smith, peeled
1 tbsp
all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp
1 to 2 tbsp
apricot, apple or peach jam, or jelly (optional)


  • Place oven rack in lowest position in oven. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Lightly sprinkle counter with flour. Place puff pastry dough on top. Dust rolling pin with flour. Roll pastry into a rectangle, about 16×10 inches (40×25 cm). Pastry will be very thin and edges will be uneven. Place on a large, ungreased baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle half of cheese and half of rosemary along edges of dough, forming a narrow border. Fold edges over to completely cover and press down to seal. Slice apples into thin wedges. Place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and rosemary, sugar, 1 tbsp (15 mL) flour and cinnamon. Toss to evenly coat. Tumble apples over centre of pastry inside border. Evenly spread out and gently press down.
  • Bake on bottom rack of oven until pastry is deep golden and apples are tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Place pan on rack.
  • To glaze apples, discard any chunky pieces of fruit from jam. Place jam in a small bowl and microwave on medium-high until melted, about 30 seconds. Brush over warm apples. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into squares and serve warm. Great with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Calories 263, Protein 5.5 g, Carbohydrates 29.3 g, Fat 14.4 g, Fibre 2.1 g, Sodium 150 mg.
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