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Rustic Apple Tarts


One of our favorite fall past times is hitting the local apple orchards and bringing our apples home to use in various recipes. The idea of a time consuming apple pie just wasn't going to happen the other day, so I made these rustic apple tarts instead. 

Using store-bought pastry dough, I cut the dough in six pieces, spread an easy cinnamon butter mixture and added sliced apples. These were popped in the oven and baked. My son loved these with a scoop of cold, creamy ice cream and a drizzle of caramel on top. This was the perfect treat on such a beautiful fall day...

Easy Rustic Apple Tarts


INGREDIENTS
1⁄2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed out
3 medium Gala or Honeycrisp apples, peeled and cored and sliced thinly

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the room temperature butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

2. Take the thawed pastry dough sheet.

3. Cut pastry dough into 6 equal rectangles. 

4. Transfer to the baking sheet and spread a couple teaspoons of the cinnamon butter mixture onto each rectangle.

5. Place the apple slices with the skin side up onto each pastry rectangle. Fold the edges upwards, pinching to seal the corners.

6. Drizzle any remaining sugar mixture onto the apple slices. Brush edges of pastry with the melted butter. Bake in the oven 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Serve warm!








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