Fine Apple Tart & Salted Butter Caramel

Salted butter caramel apple tart - Lilie Bakery

An easy and delicious apple dessert: the Thin apple pie accompanied by its salted butter caramel coulis! This tart is super simple to make (no need for a mold) and its taste will not leave you indifferent: puff pastry, apples and a salted butter caramel coulis to top everything...

A recipe to everyone, with few ingredients: perfect when family or friends arrive unexpectedly! You can eat it on its own (and I assure you that it is self-sufficient) or with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream...

What You'll Love With This Thin Apple Pie Recipe

  • flavors : the perfect alliance of apples and caramel in this very gourmet pie… There is also the good taste of puff pastry.
  • Texture : the base of the puff pastry is slightly crispy. The slices of apples topped with salted butter caramel become very tender when cooked…
  • Difficulty level : very simple ! Besides, you won't need a pie pan. The longest part of this thin apple tart will be peeling the apples… I bake my thin tart on a perforated baking sheet, which conducts heat perfectly, I recommend it to you.
Thin tart with caramelized apples - Lilie Bakery

Ingredient details

  • Puff pastry : round, rectangular or square, it's up to you. The important thing is that it is of high quality (pure butter).
  • Apples : for this thin apple tart, take apples that hold up well when cooked, I recommend Elstar, Pink Lady or Golden.
  • Salted butter caramel : here two options are available to you, either you make this homemade coulis following my recipe, or you buy it commercially. If you buy it, choose the best quality (shortest ingredient list possible).

NB: the complete list of ingredients and the detailed recipe are given at the bottom of the page.

How to make a thin apple pie?

  1. We prepare the salted butter caramel
  2. We unroll puff pastry on a plate
  3. We trace a ledge, we pique with a fork
  4. We peel and slice apples
  5. Is the aligns on the dough
  6. On tablecloth salted butter caramel tart
  7. On bake the thin apple pie!

My tips for making your fine apple tart a success

  • cut apples in thin strips : avoid slices that are too thick to allow them to cook well (and then be tender). You can see the thickness of my apples in my photos.
  • cover generous amount of caramel : this is what will give the good caramelized taste to the apples, so load your brush well before cooking (but also after cooking).
  • for the golden pie, if necessary, use the grill at the end of cooking: once the apples are cooked, the grill is used to finish browning the tart.

How to enjoy fine apple pie?

This fine apple pie is eaten on its own, which is how I appreciate it the most (and my tribe too). For the greediest, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream…

She is better at room temperature, so I advise you to leave it out of the refrigerator and consume it in 3-4 days.

Thin salted butter caramel apple tart recipe - Lilie Bakery

Other recipes to try

If you like apple-based desserts, I advise you to also discover these other recipes from the blog:

If you make this thin apple pie recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your lovely pies!

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Fine Apple Tart & Salted Butter Caramel

A very easy to make thin apple tart, topped with a delicious salted butter caramel sauce…
Prep time20 minutes
Cook time35 minutes
Total55 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Tarte
Yield: 6 people


  • 1 puff pastry round or rectangular
  • 4/5 apples which stand up to cooking: Elstar, Pink Lady, Golden…

Salted butter caramel coulis

  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 1 cs water
  • 80 g salted butter
  • 180 g heavy whipping cream 30%
  • Sea salt


Salted butter caramel coulis

  • In a saucepan, melt the powdered sugar and water over medium heat. Separately, heat the liquid cream in the microwave then pour it over the caramel obtained. The caramel will harden but you have to keep mixing, it will melt.
  • Finish by adding the diced butter and two pinches of fleur de sel. Continue to mix until you get a smooth coulis.

Assembling the pie

  • Preheat the oven to 200 ° traditional heat.
  • Unroll the puff pastry on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mark the dough with a knife 1cm from the edge (without cutting entirely). Prick the dough with a fork.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples fairly thinly (2/3mm). Arrange the slices on the dough, line by line.
  • With a pastry brush, generously coat the apples with the salted butter caramel coulis. It should still be liquid. If not, reheat it for a few seconds in the microwave.
  • Bake for around 30 minutes. If necessary at the end of cooking, add 2 minutes under the grill so that it is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven, add salted butter caramel coulis with a teaspoon, making zig-zags on top of the pie. Serve warm or cold.
  • NB: if you have any salted butter caramel left, keep it in a small closed jar in the refrigerator. It keeps for several weeks (perfect on crêpes, pancakes, etc.)


*If you don't want to make your caramel coulis yourself, you can find some on the market. Prefer the shortest list of ingredients, it will be better.
*This fine tart can be kept at room temperature for around 3-4 days, ideally in an airtight bell jar. 
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
3th February 2022



  1. Reply


    4th February 2022

    5 stars
    But what a great idea this fine apple pie. With the salted butter caramel, I love it!

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      Lilie bakery

      4th February 2022

      The delicacy of caramel we can not escape it :)))

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    15th February 2022

    I made this thin pie this weekend for my parents my husband and my son…. Conclusion: delicious and this caramel…. Mmmmm……

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      Lilie bakery

      16th February 2022

      Thank you Patricia! Glad you like this thin pie :) See you soon

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    26th June 2022

    Great quick and inexpensive recipe

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      Lilie bakery

      27th June 2022

      Thank you very much Monica! Goodbye

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    15th October, 2023

    4 stars
    I was able to make your pie today, I made a homemade caramel ;) thank you for the ideas on your blog :)

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    December 7, 2023

    Hello, quick question if we want to make our puff pastry, do you have a recipe?

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      Lilie bakery

      December 11, 2023

      Hello Noémie, to answer your question, I don't have a recipe for puff pastry because I have never ventured to make it myself (if necessary I order some from my baker to make galettes des rois for example). I think it takes a long time to do it yourself. See you soon :)

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    17th February 2024

    5 stars
    This fine tart is superb.
    Well done and thank you for the recipe

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      Lilie bakery

      19th February 2024

      Thank you very much Eliza! See you soon :)

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    18th February 2024

    5 stars
    Huge success of the apple pie! It even dethroned the unbeatable chocolate cake.
    Thank you very much for this simple but so delicious recipe.
    (My sugar took a little time to caramelize, I don't know what I missed...)

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      Lilie bakery

      19th February 2024

      Thank you very much Tia! If she dethroned your chocolate cake then that's no small thing! See you soon :)

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    April 17th

    5 stars
    This apple pie is pure madness!!!
    Thank you for your recipes, when I have to make a cake I go to this blog because I am sure that the cake will be delicious.

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      Lilie bakery

      April 18th

      Thank you very much Jérémy, that’s very kind! I hope to delight you for a long time to come with future recipes :) See you soon


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