These mini apple cinnamon tarts are tasty treats made with the best ingredients. Packed with flavor and spices these vegan apple tartlets are an Autumn treat you’re sure to enjoy all season long.
There’s nothing better than the fresh apples in fall and this recipe is perfect for the harvest. With the warmth from the cinnamon spice in every vegan mini tart, this recipe is a wonderful treat for Fall. You’re going to love how simple it is to make and wonder why you haven’t been making it your whole life.
What Are Apple Mini Tarts?
Made with just 5 ingredients, this recipe is as simple as it is delicious. A puff pastry apple tart packers with sliced apples, cinnamon, and a little bit of raw sugar make these treats sweet, tangy, buttery, and perfect. These are apple tarts that look like roses, making them extra impressive. Serve warm with a side of vanilla ice cream as an indulgent dessert or enjoy as a simple pastry for breakfast.
Ingredients for the mini apple rpse cinnamon tarts:
- Vegan puff pastry
- Lemon juice
- Raw cane sugar
- Powdered sugar
For the exact measurements needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Rose Apple Tarts With Puff Pastry
Thaw your puff pastry until it’s easy to work with. This will take about 2 hours.
Wash your apples and then cut them into thin slices, with the peel on, using a sharp knife or mandoline.
Take a saucepan over medium heat and place the sliced apples inside with the lemon juice, this will help to keep the apples from turning brown/black.
Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon, mixing gently to combine.
Once the apples have softened (10-15 minutes) turn off the stove and allow them to cool.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Unwrap your thawed puff pastry and place it onto a cleaned surface.
Slice each sheet f dough into 5 strips about 4-5cm wide.
Assemble your tartlets by laying the apple slices along the entire edge of one strip, skin side towards you, making them come out of the border. Close the other end of the strip on itself so that the apple slices are between two flaps of puff pastry.
Roll the strips to themselves to obtain a rose.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease a muffin tray and use the cups.
Lay your puff pastry roses on it and put a little bit of brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving (this is optional).
Substitutions and Variations
Sugar: If desired, you can swap out the raw sugar for brown sugar as it’s more likely to already be on hand.
Puff pastry: If you don’t want this recipe to be vegan, simply swap out the vegan puff pastry for a regular one you’d pick up at the grocery store.
If you do not wish to make your apple tart look like a rose, you can cut the puff pastry into 4 equal sized squares and lay the apple slices on top. Then lay on a baking sheet and bake for the time directed.
Storage. These tarts taste best when warm and freshly made but they are fine for storing longer if needed. You can keep these apple tartlet roses in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. You can also keep them in the fridge for up to a week if desired.
How to soften apple slices in the microwave
If desired you can warm your apple slices, sugar, and cinnamon, and lemon in the microwave in a glass mixing bowl for about 1-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until soft. Remember, you just want the apples to be soft enough that they can bend and roll into roses, be careful not to overcook them.
Are fruit tarts healthy?
These fruity apple tarts are actually pretty healthy options for snacking on. So enjoy your sweet Fall treat guilt-free.
Do apple tarts need to be refrigerated
These apple tarts do not need to be placed in the fridge unless you plan on storing them for longer than 2 days. If you want to stretch them out all week and enjoy a treat a day, then keep your cooled rose tarts in an airtight continer in the fridge.
Can apple tarts be frozen?
Absoltely! Once the roses have been cooled completely, store them in an airtight continaer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or defrost on the counter for a few hours and then bake at 350 degrees F for a few minutes until the tarts are warmed through again.
If you loved these apple tarts, then you’re going to love these other apple recipes:
- Vegan Applesauce Muffins For Snack or Breakfast
- Cakey Apple Crisp
- Apple Baked Oatmeal With Cinnamon
- Apple Pie Baked Apples
- Nutty Caramel Stuffed Baked Apples
- 1 Vegan Puff Pastry Sheet
- 2 Medium size Apples
- Lemon juice of 1/2 medium size lemon
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons Raw cane sugar/ brown sugar
- Powdered sugar -For decorating (optional)
- Start by thawing the vegan puff pastry for at least 2 hours before making the recipe.
- Wash the apples and cut them into thin slices, leaving the peel on. You can use a sharp knife or a mandoline.
- Take a saucepan over medium heat and place the sliced apple with the lemon juice; this will help the apple from blackening.
- Then add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix it delicately.
- Once apples have softened (10-15 is enough), turn off the stove and let it cool.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F- 190 degrees C.
- Unwrap the thawed vegan puff pastry over a clean surface; cut each dough sheet into 5 strips; each strip should be around 4-5 cm wide.
- To assemble
- Lay the slices of apples along the entire edge of one strip, skin side toward you, making them come out of the border, then close the other end of the strip on itself so that the apple slices are between two flaps of puff pastry.
- Roll the strips on themselves to obtain a rose.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or on muffin cups, then lay the puff pastry apple roses on it. On the surface of the roses, put a little brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar(optional).