Beauty and the Beast Rose Apple Tart inspired by the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. Beautiful handheld tarts that taste just like apple pie and a perfect dessert for your picnic menu.
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April 23 is National Picnic Day. For the Our Family Table Challenge, we were challenged to share portable picnic recipes to bring to the blanket. As I started brainstorming recipes for this challenge, I came across the menu at Gaston’s Tavern in Walt Disney World. They offer a fruit and cheese picnic platter. I thought what fun this would be to have a Beauty and the Beast themed picnic. I remembered seeing these amazing rose apple tarts that always made me think of Belle and decided this was the perfect time to make this recipe.
To round out your menu, you can pack the items included in Gaston’s Tavern fruit and cheese picnic platter which includes bite-sized pieces of cheese, cheddar and jack would be perfect. A croissant and hard boiled egg, with fresh grapes and strawberries, finish the dish nicely.
Pack your picnic
When getting ready for a picnic, be sure to think about portability for your picnic recipes. For a Beauty and the Beast inspired picnic, a wicker basket and charming blankets would be perfect for your picnic spot. I found this Beauty and the Beast picnic basket on Amazon, it’s fantastic!
Some additional ideas for picnic recipes keeping with the Beauty and the Beast theme could include our Carved Turkey Sandwich or the Roast Beef Sandwich. You could also prepare the Assorted Meat and Cheese Board as an alternative to Gaston’s Tavern fruit and cheese picnic platter. These recipes are all inspired by the Walt Disney World Be Our Guest menu. These recipes are portable and casual, making for the perfect picnic menu.
Our Family Table Challenge
Check out all the other portable picnic food recipes shared by the group.
Portable Picnic Food
- Beauty and the Beast Rose Apple Tart by Simply Inspired Meals
- Carrot Kohlrabi Coleslaw by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Pan Bagna by Our Good Life
- Peach Crumble Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Sour Cream and Chive Deviled Eggs by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Spring Smörgåsbord by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Summer Pasta Salad by Sweet Beginnings
- Tuna Antipasto Salad by Art of Natural Living
How to make Rose Apple Tarts
Prepare all your ingredients before you cut up your apples. First, thaw the puff pastry and roll into a rectangle. Cut into six strips. Prepare the cinnamon sugar and soften the butter. Then cut the apples into thin slices and soak in water with lemon juice to keep them from browning. Soften the apples by microwaving for three and a half minutes.
On each strip of puff pastry, spread butter on one side. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the butter. Drain the apples. Place the apple slices over the cinnamon sugar overlapping them. Be sure a small bit of the apple sticks out above the puff pastry.
Fold the puff pastry over the apples, then roll the strip up.
Place into the muffin tin. Repeat with the remaining five strips of puff pastry.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove from the oven, let cool and remove from the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve or pack them up to take on your picnic.
Beauty and the Beast Rose Apple Tart Recipe
- 1/2 package puff pastry sheets (1 sheet), thawed
- 1 1/2 tbsp. butter
- 2 red apples, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- powdered sugar, to sprinkle on top if desired.
- flour, to roll out the puff pastry
Thaw the puff pastry. This should take about 30 minutes. Prepare a 6 cavity muffin tin by spraying with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare cinnamon sugar by combining the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine completely. In a small bowl, microwave your butter for about 10 seconds until soft enough to spread.
Prepare your counter to roll the puff pastry by using a pastry mat sprinkled with flour. Unfold the puff pastry and roll until you have a rectangle about 12 by 9 inches. Cut the dough evenly into six strips.
Spread butter on half of the puff pastry strip and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
In a medium sized bowl, add the water and lemon juice. Core the apples, then cut in half (from top to bottom of apple). Thinly slice the apples starting at the top and moving to the bottom of each half. Place all slices of apple into the lemon water and coat. This is to keep the apples from browning. Repeat with the second apple.
Place the bowl with the apples in the microwave and heat for about three and a half minutes. Test that the apples are soft enough by bending one slice. If it breaks, they need a little more time. Heat again in 30 second intervals until the apple slices bend but don't break.
Drain the water from the apple slices. Place the apple slices on the dough with the red peel side sticking up above the edge of the puff pastry. Overlap the apple slices down the entire strip of the puff pastry. Fold the bottom half of the dough strip over the apples. Roll up from one side to the other, as you would with a cinnamon roll. Place into the muffin tin. Repeat with the remaining five strips of puff pastry.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until fully cooked. If the apples start to brown too much, loosely cover with foil.
Remove from the oven and cool for ten minutes, then remove from the muffin tins to a cooling rack. When ready to serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Recipe inspired by Pepperidge Farms
To pack for a picnic or store for later
If you plan to store your tarts, skip the powdered sugar step. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. If desired, you can warm them before serving. Remember to sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
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