Mini Apple Tarts

The air smells like apple spice and pumpkin candles, an ungodly amount of leaves are falling on my Rav4, and I keep getting yelled out when I put Christmas music on…..it must be fall! One of my favorite parts about fall are my friendsgivings. I love my family, don’t get my wrong, but I really enjoy seeing friends that I haven’t seen in months. Especially now that I’m in SLO! For this year’s friendsgiving I was in charge of a salad and a dessert. I’ll be posting about the salad soon but spoiler alert – it’s AMAZING! This salad is so hearty and filling; perfect for your fall festivities.

Anywhooooo, back to the tarts. This was my first time making this little beauties and I have to say I am impressed. I got the idea while I was looking through instagram. I saw a quick video of these tarts and thought I could make that without a recipe! For those of you that know me, you know that I’m not great with following a recipe, anyway.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pre-made pie crusts (or homemade, if you’re feeling fancy)
  • 3 large apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 T cinnamon
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white, for egg wash

Methods:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Begin by rolling out one pie crust and cutting small circles.
  3. Place foil over baking sheet and add the circles on top of foil.
  4. In a large bowl, add apples, brown sugar, 2 T cinnamon, lemon juice, and 2 T granulated sugar. Mix well.
  5. Scoop small portions of apple mixture onto pie crust circles.
  6. Cut strips out of second pie crust. Create a lattice with the strips over the apple mixture.
  7. Use the same circle cutter and place over tart to get rid of any additional crust.
  8. Egg wash and sprinkle remaining cinnamon and sugar over tarts.
  9. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until golden brown.
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