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Maple Bourbon Apple Tarts | Gilmore Girls recipe | @simplywhisked

Easy Apple Tarts

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 18 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This rustic apple tart recipe is so easy to make! It features beautiful sliced apples baked in puff pastry with maple bourbon glaze that creates a delicious caramel flavor as it bakes. Plus, this simple dessert is completely vegan and dairy free.


  • 6 apples, cored and sliced very thinly
  • 2 frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons sugar dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Cinnamon, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Line apple slices up in three rows on puff pastry sheets.
  3. Sprinkle each tart with 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt apple jelly and maple syrup. Whisk bourbon and cornstarch together until smooth and add to pan. Bring to a simmer and whisk until smooth. Using a pastry brush, spread over the apples.
  5. Bake each tart for 25 – 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 – 10 minutes before slicing each puff pastry sheet into 9 pieces.


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 69.8 mg
  • Fat: 10.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.1 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: dairy free, vegan, egg free, easy, apple, fall, Christmas, bourbon, puff pastry