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Oct 09

Apple Cinnamon Tart

Apple Cinnamon Tart

Nothing quite says Fall like Apple Pie, and now you can have all the same flavors for only 115 calories a slice! I’m a huge fan of fruit desserts and apple pie has always been a special favorite of mine. I’ve been craving an apple dessert lately, so I found a French Apple Tart recipe in one of the newer Weight Watchers cookbooks and decided to try it. At first made it as directed, with sugar and rosemary and lemon zest. It was good, but it didn’t taste like Autumn, and that’s when I realized that the flavor I was seeking wasn’t just apple, it was apple pie. I cut down on the sugar and re-made it with cinnamon and nutmeg and all-spice and it was exactly what I was looking for.

I’m bummed that after a disappointing apple-growing season many farms are unable to allow apple picking this year, but my grocery store still had a great selection. I think I used mostly Empires for this, but it was probably a mix because I bought a few different kinds. All I want to do now is throw on some jeans and boots and take a walk in the crisp, cool air, hear the crunch of leaves under my feet and be surrounded by all the beautiful colors of the Autumn trees. Then I want to pick a pumpkin, take a hay ride and settle down for some hot tea or cider and a piece of this Apple Cinnamon Tart. It just goes with Fall.

Apple Cinnamon Tart

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Apple Cinnamon Tart

Yield: 12 servings


3 medium apples
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (I used Pepperidge Farms brand which comes with 2 sheets in a box)
4 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour (plus a little bit to flour the surface of your workspace when you work with the pastry dough)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside (I used a 10 x 15” baking sheet).
  2. Slice the apples open and remove the core. Cut the apples into thin slices (about ¼” thick). Toss lightly with the lemon juice and set aside.
  3. Lightly flour your workspace surface and unfold the thawed puff pastry sheet onto the floured space. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the pastry sheet out to be a 10” x 14” rectangle. Place the pastry rectangle onto the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  4. In a small dish, combine one tablespoon of the sugar with the teaspoon of flour and stir. In a separate small bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, the cinnamon, the nutmeg and the allspice. Mix until combined.
  5. Leaving about 1/2” around the edges, sprinkle the flour mixture across the surface of the pastry rectangle. Line the apple slices onto the pastry in three long rows, overlapping the slices. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the top of the apple slices.
  6. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the edges are browned and the apple are cooked through and tender. Let the tart cool for a few minutes. Cut tart into 12 equal pieces (I used a pizza cutter to slice lengthwise between each row of apples to form three long sections and then I just cut each of those into four equal pieces) and serve.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
4 per serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on

Nutrition Information:
115 calories, 17 g carbs, 8 g sugars, 5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 2 g protein, 1 g fiber (from

adapted from the Weight Watchers Points Plus Cookbook

Apple Cinnamon Tart



24 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Tart”

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    Anonymous — October 9, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    I made your peach version of this this summer and loved it. Cannot wait to try this one 🙂

    • emilybites replied: — October 10th, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

      I hope you love it just as much!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — October 9, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    I loved the peach one, so I bet this will be just as good if not better!

    • emilybites replied: — October 10th, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

      I love the peach one too :). Hope you love this one too!

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    Ashlee Christopher — October 10, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    This looks delish! Just found ya via pinterest. Love your blog looks like both our blogs have lots in common.
    Come check it out when you get a sec
    YOur newest follower,

    • emilybites replied: — October 10th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

      Hi Ashlee! Thanks for checking out my blog- I followed yours on Facebook and Twitter. I want to make your apple martini ASAP! Thanks for reaching out 🙂

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    Bethy Rossos — October 11, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    this looks amasing! do you take your own pictures? they are beautiful

    • emilybites replied: — October 17th, 2012 @ 1:56 am

      Thank you so much, Bethy! That means a lot to me because I actually take all my photos using my phone camera (shhh, haha). I’m getting a fancy camera for Christmas this year and I can’t wait!

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    easy baking recipes — October 12, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    This was as delectable as how I imagined it. I just love that cinnamon. This was a really fast baking recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    • emilybites replied: — October 17th, 2012 @ 1:56 am

      I love cinnamon too! Glad to hear you loved this 🙂

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    Anonymous — October 13, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    I just made this and had a piece while it was warm from the oven…a beautiful piece of autumn heaven on a plate!!! I really enjoy your recipes. Thank you!

    • emilybites replied: — October 17th, 2012 @ 1:57 am

      Yay, that’s a great new title for this recipe ;)! Happy to hear it was a hit!

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    Kelly — October 16, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    This is going to be coming with me next weekend to a Halloween party! I can’t wait to try this!

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    emilybites — October 17, 2012 @ 1:57 am

    I hope everyone loves it – let me know!

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    Anonymous — October 20, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    I made this and myself and family just LOVED IT!!! Simple to make, smells yummy and looks BEAUTIFUL…Will be making again, thank you Emily!!

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    Becky Ginther — October 20, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    I made this last night – I’ve had a puff pastry sheet in my freezer for awhile leftover from another recipe and didn’t know what to do with it. This was perfect, so easy and delicious!

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    Anonymous — October 21, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! Couldn’t be easier. Satisfies the sweet tooth without being too heavy. Thank you for all you do!

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    Emily — November 1, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    So happy to have found this site!! I am just starting weight watchers again and have been looking everywhere for good recipes! Yours look fantastic! Thank you!! 🙂

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    Anonymous — January 3, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    What type of apples are being used?

    • emilybites replied: — March 14th, 2013 @ 1:52 am

      I listed the types in the notes before the recipe!

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    Anonymous — March 12, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    Hi Emily,

    I was wondering if this recipe could be made with Stevia instead of sugar?


    • emilybites replied: — March 14th, 2013 @ 1:53 am

      I’ve never used stevia before, but I’m sure you probably could. Not sure if you need to change the amounts.

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    PostModern Patriot — September 29, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Do the apples need to be peeled?
    Can’t wait to try this!

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    Sarah — November 12, 2014 @ 12:23 pm

    Emily, I’d love to make this for Thanksgiving. Do you think I could make this using an actual tart pan? Just wondering if cooking time, etc. would need to be adjusted?

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