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.

Recipe by Southern Living November 2006

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Credit: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Cari South

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
27 mins
total:
77 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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