Mini Spiced Apple Tarts
1/2 box (1 sheet) puff pastry dough, thawed
1 tsp water
demerara sugar or large granulated sugar, for sprinkling
Spiced Apple Mix:
1 Fuji apple, thinly sliced & cored
2 Tbs maple syrup
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbs brown sugar
Makes 8 Mini Tarts
Preheat oven to 400.
While the pastry dough is thawing, mix together your apple slices with spice mix in a large bowl, toss to coat and set aside. Thaw one sheet of puff pastry dough *takes approx 40 mins from frozen, when defrosted, lay pastry dough on a piece of parchment paper or a lightly floured surface and gently roll out dough to create a smooth, flat, seamless surface. Using a 3 inch cookie/biscuit cutter, cut out as many circles as you can (I get about 4-5 circles from the start) continue gently rolling and cutting circles until all the dough is used up. Lay the cut circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, prick only the centers of each circle all over with a fork - leaving about a 1/2 inch edge of solid dough. Lay spiced apples in the middle of each circle (I stood mine upright a bit, resting against each other - 4 thin slices fit into the center of each of my circles.) Mix the egg and water together in a bowl and Brush the outside solid edges of dough with the beaten egg/water mixture, sprinkle with sugar and Bake at 400 for approx 20 mins or until golden brown. Serve warm or room temperature.
Recipe & Photos by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home