Individual Apple Tarts

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This recipe is another one of my People Magazine finds. This recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. Thank you so much Sirio Maccioni – owner of the famous Le Cirque in New York City!

What you need: measuring spoons/cups, large baking sheet, chef’s knife, paring knife, cutting board, fork, pastry brush, non-stick cooking spray

  • 3 tbs unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 granny smith apples (peeled, cored & thinly)
  • 2 sheets puff pastry (17.3 oz pkg)
  • 1 tbs plain flour (for rolling out the pastry)
  • 1 quart good quality vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Lightly flour a cutting board and roll out pastry to approximately 1/16-in. thickness. Use a cookie cutter (small bowl or ramekin) to cut 6 rounds out of the pastry. Here I used a heart shaped cookie cutter for a Valentine’s inspired dinner.  Transfer to baking sheet.

Prick all over with a fork and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Remove from fridge and place the apple slices on top, completely covering the pastry round. Brush the apples with butter and sprinkle generously with brown sugar.

Bake until the apples are cooked and the pastry is golden brown and crisp – approximately 30 minutes.

To Serve: Place on individual plates alongside a little scoop of vanilla ice cream. Heaven!

Tip: You can turn these little tarts into fun Super Bowl treats. Cut the pastry into football shapes and on top of the apple slices, place apple slices to look like ‘laces’ on the ball.

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