Upside down puff pastry tarts have been all over TikTok, and it makes sense. They are an easy, yet impressive appetizer, snack, or full meal that are sure to impress any and all guests. All it takes in your toppings or filing of choice and some frozen sheets of puff pastry. It's easy to customize to your taste or make several varieties for lots of different flavors. 

This version of an upside down puff pastry tart gets an upgrade with goat cheese, apples, and a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey. It's a little savory and a little sweet. Any type of apple works, but if you prefer a softer texture, use a Granny Smith. Try this tart using other fruits as well such as strawberries or apricots in the spring and summer and figs or pears in the fall.

Looking for more inspo? Here are some more puff pastry recipes to try out.

Upside Down Apple & Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar
  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 1 4-ounce package goat cheese frozen and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Mike’s Hot Honey
  • Egg wash 1 egg whisked with 1 tbsp water
  • Cinnamon sugar & basil for garnish
LaNiece A. Gonzalez
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400° F. Rinse and thinly slice apples. Add to a bowl with lemon water to help prevent browning.

  • Step 2

    Remove the apples from the water and lightly pat dry with a paper towel. Sauté the apples with cinnamon sugar in butter on medium heat for 5 minutes or until translucent. Remove from pan .

  • Step 3

    Line a sheet pan down with parchment paper. Drizzle hot honey in four spots, and layer sliced apples on top, followed by the goat cheese slices. Cut puff pastry into 6 x 4 inch rectangles. Place on top of apples and press the corners down using a fork. Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle on cinnamon sugar.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the tops are puffed and browned. Let rest before serving and garnish with basil.