This Apple Tart Recipe, (see the pictures!), makes scrumptious tarts with fruit that are easy and quick! You and your family will ♥love♥ these fabulous tarts!
This recipe was given to me by my good friend Teresa V. She made it for a shared snack at work, and we all insisted on the recipe. It may appear that this is a recipe that takes a lot of effort, but it really is a very simple recipe to make!
FOR THE TOPPING
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup, plus 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 cup walnuts (or pecans)
FOR THE SHELLS
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 - 4 apples
1 tbsp. sugar/cinnamon mixture
FOR THE TOPPING
In a small bowl, combine the butter and the brown sugar with a fork.
Add the flour and the nuts, and mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
FOR THE TARTS
In a bowl, combine the butter, and the sugar and mix with a fork until well combined.
Add the egg, and continue to mix by hand.
Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and continue to mix till well combined. Knead into a large "ball" with your hands.
Make about 1 1/2" small "balls", and flatten with your fingers into a disc shape (see the pictures), and fit discs into the cups of a greased, (or use a "non-stick"), muffin baking pan (see the pictures).
Peel, core, and slice the apples, and then cut the apple slices into small chunks (pieces), into the tart shells.
Sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of the apples (see the pictures).
Sprinkle the topping mixture over the apples.
Bake at 350° F for about 15 minutes or until done. Edges will begin to turn golden in colour.
Makes about 15 - 18 medium/large tarts.
Allow tarts to cool in the baking pan for about 20 minutes, and then remove them, using a bread and butter knife around the edges.
Store at room temperature.
*Note - As you can see from the photos above, I also made "mini" apple tarts using this apple tart recipe.