Peanut Butter and Apple Tart
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My kids started school this week after a long and very fun summer vacation. They were so excited to go back to school and see their friends. And I was excited to have them back in school too!
For lunch today I made both my kids their favorite lunch, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I’ll be having a peanut butter and honey sandwich today too, because it’s my favorite lunch too! In fact I absolutely love all things peanut butter.
If I had to choose just one food for the rest of my life, it would definitely be peanut butter! It’s my favorite go-to comfort food. It’s what I reach for whenever I don’t know what to eat, and thankfully for me, it’s a nutritious food!
Peanut butter is actually a really versatile food that can be used for more than just snacking with a spoon (my personal favorite way to enjoy it!) You can also add it to breakfast items like peanut butter pancakes, make peanut butter waffle tacos or add it to your morning smoothie!
For lunch you can use peanut butter in salad dressings, make soups with it, and of course sandwiches! And for dinner you can make lots of different Thai, African and other Asian inspired recipes that feature peanut butter goodness.
Adding peanut butter to your recipes is a great way plus-up any meal or snack. l get eight powerful grams of protein, two grams of filling fiber and 12 grams of unsaturated fat in each and every two-tablespoon serving.
Of course there are countless dessert recipes you can make with peanut butter and this peanut butter, and apple tart is one of my family’s favorites. It’s super simple, takes just a few ingredients to make and can even be made as an afterschool treat!
This tart starts out with a half sheet pan. First I take a piece of parchment paper and cut it to fit.
Then I place my puff pastry on the parchment paper that I spread a little flour on and roll it out to the same size.
Next I put the pastry, still on the parchment paper, back on the sheet pan and roll up the sides of the pastry like so with my hands. Don’t forget to prick the dough with a fork or it will puff in the middle and not stay nice and flat.
Then I spread on the peanut butter goodness. You could use a spatula, but I like to use my hands because I can be gentler with the pastry so it won’t wrinkle.
Next I place on some thinly sliced apples. You will need 2 – 3 large apples, depending on how thin you cut them.
I like to use a mandolin so they are very thin.
Then just place in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown and pretty! I like to check on it every few minutes, just to make sure it’s not puffing. If it does puff in the middle, just pierce with a fork to let out the steam and let it flatten out, and then keep baking.
After it comes out of the oven, it will be golden brown and delicious! Then you can drizzle on some honey.
And add some cinnamon sugar and some chopped peanuts. Everyone in the family will be sure to love this delicious treat!
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- 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
- 1 tablespoon flour, for rolling pastry
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (warmed in microwave safe container) (more if needed to cover pastry)
- 3 large apples, sliced thinly
- 1/3 cup peanuts, for garnish
- ¼ cup honey, for garnish
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar, for garnish
- Heat oven to 400°. Using flour, roll out pastry to the size of a sheet pan on parchment paper. Place pastry in sheet pan and using hands, roll up the sides of the pastry. Prick pastry with fork all over.
- Warm peanut butter in microwave until it’s thinned. Spread peanut butter on pastry and arrange sliced apples on top, overlapping. Bake at 400° for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Drizzle pastry with honey, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and spread chopped peanuts over pastry before serving.