Apple Butter and Melted Brie Tart

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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”
  • 2 small apples, cored + thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 oz bacon, diced
  • honey, to drizzle
  • flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Unfold the puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface & roll it out until even, pressing slightly. Transfer the dough to the sheet pan. 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 fresh thyme.
  3. Fold the edges of dough over the apples and pinch the corners together. Brush the egg wash onto the border of the dough.
  4. Bake the tart for about 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, heat a 10″ skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to render the bacon until crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
  5. Let the tart sit for 2-3 minutes to cool. Transfer it to a cutting board. Cut into 12 pieces. Serve immediately with the bacon, a drizzle of honey, and a pinch of flaky sea salt over top.


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.