Roasted Apple Cranberry Tarts with Blue Cheese & Thyme Croissant


VDFY #9300 Croissant Sheet Dough

5 red apples, Gala, cored, quartered and sliced ¼ “thick

1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen

6 large shallots, peeled and sliced ¼ “thick

¼ cup Olive Oil

1 tsp salt

½ tsp cracked pepper

Fresh thyme

Blue Cheese, ¾ cup

Olive Oil to drizzle

Flake or coarse sea salt


Heat oven to 425°. Lightly oil rimmed ½ sheet pan. In a large bowl, toss together the apples, cranberries, shallots, ¼ cup of olive oil, salt, pepper and a few sprigs of thyme.

Spread on baking sheet and roast, tossing occasionally, until tender and golden, about 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Thaw Croissant Sheets until just pliable and roll out slightly to fit into ½ sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Scatter Apple Cranberry filling over Croissant dough. Scatter blue cheese crumbles on top.

Set aside, covered, to proof slightly, about 30-45 minutes.

Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with flake salt or coarse sea salt and black pepper.

Bake in pre-heated convection oven at 400° for 18-25 minutes until golden brown and cheese is just melted.

Cool slightly and cut into squares. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Bon appétit from Vie de France!