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.
If you love apples, be sure to check out my recipe for Apple Pie Spice which is great for many fall recipes.
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?