Neat rows of thinly sliced, overlapping apples are the key to this recipe that looks difficult to make, but only requires five ingredients: frozen puff pastry, egg, apples, sugar and apricot jam.
- Heat oven to 375ºF. Unfold pastry on a lightly floured surface. With rolling pin, roll into a 11 x 10-in. rectangle. Cut a 1⁄2-in. strip from each side.
- Place pastry rectangle on baking sheet. Lightly brush top edges with beaten egg. Place strips on edges to form tart; trim to fit. Pierce bottom of pastry all over with a fork.
- Peel, core and thinly slice apples. Arrange overlapping in a single layer on tart bottom. Lightly brush pastry edge with beaten egg. Sprinkle sugar evenly over pastry and apples.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes until pastry is puffed and golden, and apples are tender. Remove to serving platter. Brush apples with melted preserves. Serve warm or at room temperature.