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Spanish-Style Apple Tart with Apricot and Sweet Sherry Glaze

Written By: Byron | November 6, 2023
Spanish-Style Apple Tart with Apricot and Sweet Sherry Glaze

Spanish-style apple tart with apricot and sweet sherry glaze is a remake of the classic apple tart recipe, but we’ve added a delicious glaze made with Pedro Ximenez sherry and apricot jam. This recipe is very easy to make and does not require any special baking equipment or skills.

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Serving:

Makes 9 servings

Ready in:

45 minutes

Skill level:

Easy

Serve with:

Coffee or sherry

Apple tart ingredients are laid out on a kitchen countertop.

How to make Spanish-Style Apple Tart with Apricot and Sweet Sherry Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet of puff pastry (around 9 x 12 inches/23 x 30cm)
  • 3-4 green apples
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ lemon (juice and zest)
  • 2 tablespoons of apricot jam 
  • 1 tbsp of white or brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 fl. Oz. (30ml) sherry (optional)
  • 1 tbsp flour (for dusting tray)

Equipment needed

Method

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Add some flour to a baking tray and roll out the puff pastry. Flip the pastry onto the tray and remove the baking paper (parchment paper) packaging. 
  • Add around 1 tablespoon of apricot jam and spread out around the pastry using the back of the spoon. Add a dusting of cinnamon. 
  • Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly. Arrange apple slices on the pastry shell and then drizzle lemon juice over the apples. Dust with a teaspoon of sugar (optional). 
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes on the middle rack of the oven at 400°F (200°C). Check around the 15-minute mark and if the pastry is browning too fast, cover it with some foil. 
  • Remove pastry from oven and sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add a splash of Pedro Ximinez sherry to the remaining apricot jam and mix together. Use a basting brush to spread the jam and sherry mixture over the tart and sprinkle a little lemon zest over right before serving.

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Ingredient Notes

Best Apples to Use for Apple Tart

Granny Smith green apples are the best for this Apple tart recipe. They have a slightly tart flavor that sweetens once cooked. Granny Smith apples also have the advantage of not browning too much once cooked, so you’ll end up with a lovely golden apple color on the tart once they are cooked. 

Granny Smith apples are a popular choice for desserts such as apple tarts, apple pie, apple cobbler, apple crumble, and apple sponge cake (bizcocho)

Other apples that are suitable for cooking and baking include:

  • Braeburn 
  • Fuji
  • Cortland
  • Honey Gold 
  • Jonathan 
  • Gala 
  • Haralson

Preparing Apples

We find it’s best to peel, core, and slice your apples right before you need to use them. That way, you prevent them from browning once the flesh is exposed to the oxygen in the air. Slice your apples into half moons around 1/8th inch thick (5mm). Once you have arranged your apples, give them a gentle drizzle of lemon juice from a fresh lemon. This will also help prevent the apples from browning. 

Cooking with Sherry

Sherry is a type of fortified wine made from white grapes and is most commonly produced in the region of Andalusia, Spain. Sherry is excellent for cooking and baking, with many famous recipes using sherry paired with food. 

For this recipe, we used Pedro Ximinez sherry which is made from over-ripened grapes. The sherry originates from the town of Jerez and is prized as a rich, sweet-flavored sherry that pairs well with food and desserts.

Sherry is shelf-stable due to the alcohol content (typically produced between 15-22% vol). It will stay fresher if refrigerated but does not require to be refrigerated for brief periods of time.

Apricot Jam

We opted for apricot jam as a base glaze as it works well with the tartness of the Granny Smith apples. That said, you can easily use any type of jam. Marmalade or apple conserve also work great. 

White or Brown Sugar

This is ultimately up to personal taste as there is no major disadvantage to using either type of sugar. Typically with baking, brown sugar tends to provide a softer, chewier texture, although this recipe doesn’t require a long period of baking so just choose which sugar you prefer or you have in the pantry already. 

If you’re not keen on either type of sugar, simply omit it. The apples, sherry, and apricot jam provide plenty of sweetness. 

Puff Pastry

We opted to use store-bought puff pastry simply for convenience. Store-bought puff pastry is cheap and easy to use. If you feel like making your own, puff pastry is essentially made using butter, water, salt, and plain flour and takes around 30 minutes to make.

Spanish-Style Apple Tart with Apricot and Sweet Sherry Glaze

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Spanish-Style Apple Tart with Apricot and Sweet Sherry Glaze

Spanish-Style Apple Tart with Apricot and Sweet Sherry Glaze

Byron
Spanish-style apple tart with apricot and sweet sherry glaze is a remake of the classic apple tart recipe, but we’ve added a delicious glaze made with Pedro Ximenez sherry and apricot jam. This recipe is very easy to make and does not require any special baking equipment or skills.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course afternoon tea, Dessert, Snack, treat
Cuisine American, Authentic Spanish recipe, Mediterranean, Spain
Servings 9 slices
Calories 207 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet of puff pastry around 9 x 12 inches/23 x 30cm
  • 3-4 green apples
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ lemon juice and zest
  • 2 tablespoons of apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp of white or brown sugar optional
  • 1 fl. Oz. 30ml sherry (optional)
  • 1 tbsp flour For dusting tray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Add some flour to a baking tray and roll out the puff pastry. Flip the pastry onto the tray and remove the baking paper (parchment paper) packaging.
    1 tbsp flour, 1 Sheet of puff pastry
  • Add around 1 tablespoon of apricot jam and spread out around the pastry using the back of the spoon. Add a dusting of cinnamon.
    2 tablespoons of apricot jam, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly. Arrange apple slices on the pastry shell and then drizzle lemon juice over the apples. Dust with a teaspoon of sugar (optional).
    3-4 green apples, ½ lemon, 1 tbsp of white or brown sugar
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes on the middle rack of the oven at 400°F (200°C). Check around the 15-minute mark and if the pastry is browning too fast, cover it with some foil.
  • Remove pastry from oven and sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add a splash of Pedro Ximinez sherry to the remaining apricot jam and mix together. Use a basting brush to spread the jam and sherry mixture over the tart and sprinkle a little lemon zest over right before serving.
    1 fl. Oz.

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Nutrition

Serving: 100gCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 25.9gProtein: 2.3gFat: 10.7gSaturated Fat: 1.5gSodium: 72mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 10gCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 1 hours recipe, Apple, Apple cake, Apple tart, Apricot, Baked, dessert, Dessert recipe, Granny Smith, Granny Smith Apples, pedro ximinez, Sherry, Spanish dessert

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