These Mini Apple Tarts are certainly what they meant by an apple a day… I made these little snacks the to celebrate the arrival of Fall.
I used Granny Smith apples because I love their mild tartness and their crispness. I recently read that they are also high in antioxidants and potassium. By the way, did you know that Granny Smith apples were first propagated in Australia?
So I guess they really do recommend an apple a day. So why not change it up and put them in tarts? Maybe not every day, but once in a while?
I love using this apple slicing and coring tool because it saves me time. If you cook with apples a lot, I highly recommend getting one.
It just takes heating the apple filling on the stove with some cinnamon and sugar and before you know it, you nave a nice filling for your pastry. I used puff pastry do to again, save some time.
While the apples are cooking, I place parchment paper on my cookie sheet and cut out apples from the pastry dough. I used a pumpkin cookie cutter, but it looks like an apple. Once the apples are cooked, I fill each
Then I seal them up by placing the top half of the crust and sealing with a fork, all the way around.
I also cut two small holes for ventilation, and baked them. They came out so cute and tasty.
Such a nice little snack idea or great gift for a teacher too!
Mini Apple Tarts Recipe
Mini Apple Tarts
- 2 apples (any variety
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 package puff pastry sheets
- 1 tablespooh powdered sugar optional
- Thaw puff pastry as directed.
- Preheat oven to 400°
- When thawed, roll out puff pastry.
- Cut into shapes or circles.
- Place half of these on to a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Set half of these aside for the tops.
- In a saucepan, mix towther apples, cinnamon, and sugar.
- Heat over medium about 3-4 minutes until a glaze forms from the sugar.
- Remove from heat and place 1 tablespoon onto each pastry on the cookie sheet.
- Cover with the second cutout for each one.
- Seal using a fork all around the cutout and make two small holes, using the tip of a knife.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- If desired, you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
These tarts are really easy to whip up on a moment’s notice. I keep puff pastry in my freezer so that I can make these any time with fresh fruit. They are really fun for breakfast too!
If you are crunched for time, you can use a can or jar of apple pie filling to save some time. These are really fun for breakfast too!
Happy Fall! How are you celebrating?