I love puff pastry! It’s flaky, delicious, and best of all, ready to use in the freezer section of your grocery store. The store-bought puff pastry crust makes prep time shorter and still produces a quality tart. Watch and learn how to make this rustic apple tart, using puff pastry as the crust. This dessert really couldn’t be easier — just score a border in your pastry before adding your apples and brushing everything with a quick egg wash before baking. After 35 minutes, this beautifully seasonal dessert is ready to serve. We suggest serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Store-bought frozen puff pastry sometimes cracks along seams when unfolded. To prevent this, leave pastry folded when you roll it.

Rustic Apple Tart
Serves 4 to 6

You’ll need: One sheet pan, pastry brush

1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a standard 17.3-ounce package), thawed
Flour, for work surface
3 Granny Smith apples
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons apple jelly, or apricot jam

*** For directions watch the video.

Want more apple recipes? Try these…

Rustic apple tart
Cheddar-Crusted Apple Pie
Apple-Brandy Strudel
Apple-Brandy Strudel
Apple-Cider Doughnut Cake
Apple-Cider Doughnut Cake


Every little girl dream for her birthday is to have a princess cake. Surprise your little princess and her guests when she cuts through the cake candies fall out. Watch and learn how Elise, of My Cupcake Addiction, makes this surprise princess cake.

Surprise Princess Cake

You’ll need:
Sharp knife
Offset spatula (or regular knife)
Serrated knife
Fondant roller
Leaf plunge cutters, leaf shaped cutters or a circular cookie cutter
Circle cookie cutter (5.5-cm or 2-1/4″)
Cornstarch (or icing sugar to prepare fondant surface)
Iced cake board
Tinker Bell doll (try to get one with plastic clothing on the bodice, rather than material)
Piping bag
Round piping tip (any size will do but larger is better)

Giant cupcake, baked and cooled (Giant Cupcake Pan) – You could also use regular cakes, or store bought cakes and just carve the dress shape by hand)
Buttercream frosting, tinted green)
Green fondant
Green Milk Chocolate M&M’s Candy & Yellow Milk Chocolate M&M’s Candy, or whatever candy you’d like inside your Tinkerbell. Smaller candy gives a better spill effect
Wilton Gold Color Mist, or glitter (optional)
Sugar flowers

*** For directions watch the video.

Want more surprise cake recipes? Try these…

Surprise Princess Cake
Surprise Soccer Ball Chocolate Cake
Pinata Surprise Cake
Pinata Surprise Cake
Cake Ball Brains Oozing Cherry Blood
Surprise Cake Ball Brains for Halloween
Surprise Cupcakes
Surprise Cupcakes


Watch and learn how to make these super moist and very easy Gluten Free banana apple walnut muffins. Buckwheat is completely unrelated to wheat so it is a great substitute for those who are gluten intolerant. Did you know that buckwheat has more fiber than oatmeal? These heart-healthy muffins are perfect as an on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Gluten Free Banana Apple Walnut Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

You’ll need: a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners

1/2 cup buckwheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
4 large eggs
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup honey
2 small apples (about 1-1/4 cups), small diced (peeled and cored)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

*** For directions watch the video.

Want more gluten free recipes? Try these…

Gluten-free Classic Cream Puffs
Gluten-free Chili Lime Macaroons