Brioche and Puff

Apple Cranberry Walnut Brioche Tarts


12 #9481 Brioche Dough pucks

Sliced Red Apples (Gala or Roma)

Fresh or frozen cranberries

Cranberry sauce

Chopped walnuts

Egg Wash

Turbinado or sanding sugar – for sprinkling


Remove frozen dough from freezer, pan up and thaw (under refrigeration or at room temp, covered). Once thawed, either cut in half for small tarts and reshape into rounds or leave full size for large tarts. Flatten dough into ¼ inch thick disks and approximately 4” (for small) or 6” (for large) diameters.

Proof for 30 minutes in a proof box or 60 minutes at room temperature. Do not overproof.

Using fingertips, dock the center of the disk, leaving a border for the crust, to create a “well” for the fruit. Spoon 1 tsp. of cranberry sauce in the center for the small tarts, or 2 tsp. for the large.

Place fresh fruit on top and in center of brioche, leaving a border, and pressing the fruit down slightly into the dough. Top with a few fresh cranberries and chopped walnuts.

Brush the crust edges with egg wash and sprinkle with Turbinado sugar.

Bake in pre-heat convection oven @ 325° for 15-18 minutes until light golden brown. Do not over bake.

Remove from oven and once cool, brush fruit with glaze (honey, apple or cranberry sauce) Optional: dust with confectioner’s sugar.

Makes: 12 large tarts or 24 small tarts 



Bon appétit from Vie de France!