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Easy Apple Tart With Ol' South Custard

Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Cari South
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Other time 27 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
Roll out the puff pastry no more than 10 minutes before apples are done; the pastry needs to stay as cold as possible for maximum puff.


  • 12 to 14 Rome or Braeburn apples (about 7 lb.)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • Ol' South Custard

How to Make It

  1. Peel and core apples; cut in half lengthwise. Toss together apples and sugar; place in a 12-inch cast-iron or ovenproof skillet.

  2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, 20 to 30 minutes or until apples soften and start to caramelize.

  3. Unfold and stack pastry sheets on top of each other on a lightly floured surface. Roll to a 12-inch square. Place on top of cooked apples, with pastry corners overlapping sides of skillet.

  4. Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes or until dark golden brown.

  5. Cool on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes. Carefully invert tart onto a serving plate; remove skillet. Cut tart into wedges, and serve with Ol' South Custard.