Apple Cheesecake Tarts

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Apple Cheesecake Tarts-don’t tell anyone how easy these are to make!

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I think I might have a problem. They say the hardest part is admitting it, right? Here’s the issue. If I admit it, does that mean that things will have to change? Because, well, I don’t want them to change. I’m happy with my problem. My family loves that I have this problem.

I look forward to dealing with my problem on a regular basis.

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The problem is frozen Puff Pastry. It’s just too easy to work with. I keep a stash of it in my deep freeze. Right by the butter. In fact, I think I probably buy as much puff pastry as I do butter, and that’s a lot. I tell myself it’s just for special occasions. Those special times are turning into things like I have extra apples I want/need to use up.  Or the kids are all going to be home right after school together, or it’s Monday.

This time it was all of the above, the triple crown of reasons. And we can also add in, cream cheese was on sale.

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Apple Cheesecake Tarts

Apple Cheesecake Tarts


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 apples (I used Golden Delicious)
  • Caramel sauce for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Cut puff pastry into 4 equal rectangles and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Tuck edges under all the way around each pastry about 1/4-1/2 inch.
  2. Cream together cream cheese and brown sugar. Divide evenly between the 4 pastry sheets and using the back of a spoon spread to the folded edges.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes until edges are golden brown. Pastry will be puffed up in center but will fall once removed from oven. Let pastry cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. While pastry is cooling. Peel and core apples, thinly slice. Place apples on top of baked pastries. Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with walnuts.


To prevent sliced apples from browning, you can dip them in 1 cup water mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Recipe source

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So make up any celebration (excuse) to create with puff pastry.

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. These look really yummy and easy to make 🙂

  2. I have the same “problem” with crescent rolls! Can’t get enough of that buttery treat. These cheesecake tarts look amazing! Easy, pretty and tasty…hard to go wrong here. 🙂

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this Joan. I love keeping Puff Pastry in the freezer for quick tarts, this is gorgeous!!

  4. Flo from North Carolina says:

    When I made these I just scored around each rectangle about 1/2 inch with a sharp knife (don’t cut all the way through pastry) and put the sliced apples on top of the cream cheese mixture and baked them that way. They came out great and the apples also cooked. You can also drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze. Thanks for the tart idea. I have made this with a whole sheet of pastry, but like the idea of individual tarts better.

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