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Apple Gouda and Spicy Honey Tart

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  • 1/2 Quick Puff Pastry Recipe
  • 4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled cored and sliced to 1/8-thickness
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • spinkle sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups grated gouda cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Lightly flour the counter with flour and lightly flour a rolling pin, too.
  3. Roll the chilled puff pastry into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. The size doesn’t really matter, just go for thickness. Use a large knife to trim the edges to an even rectangle. Transfer the pastry to the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Use a small, sharp knife to score a rectangle 1-inch inside the edge of the pastry. Lightly brush pastry with egg wash. Sprinkle the pastry with half the cheese.
  5. In a medium bowl toss together apple slices, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and cornstarch.
  6. Line apple slices in three rows down the pastry. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden and bubbling.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  9. While the tart cools stir together honey and red pepper flakes. If you like it spicy, add the 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  10. Slice tart into generous wedges. Drizzle with honey and dot with fresh oregano. Enjoy warm.