Apple Butter and Melted Brie Tart

a sweet and savory puff pastry tart with cinnamon apple butter, melted brie cheese, crisp apples, bacon, and fresh thyme

servings: 8-12


  • 1 (14 oz) sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup apple butter (store-bought or recipe below)
  • ½ lb wedge of brie, halved crosswise + sliced ¼”
  • 1 large apple, cored + thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 oz bacon, diced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Unfold the puff pastry into a rectangle. Spread the apple butter evenly onto the dough, leaving a 1” border.
  2. Arrange the brie and apples over the apple butter. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Top with the bacon and fresh thyme.
  3. Fold the edges of dough over the apples and pinch the corners together. Combine the egg yolk and milk in a small bowl. Brush this egg wash onto the border of the dough. Sprinkle the flaky sea salt onto the border.
  4. Bake the tart for about 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Let the tart sit for about 5 minutes to cool. Transfer it to a cutting board. Cut into 8 or 12 pieces and serve immediately.


For any bubbles that puff up when baking the tart, you can just poke them with the tip of a knife and they’ll deflate.