Sunday, April 12, 2009

Apple Tarts II

One of my favorite desserts is just a plain simple apple tarts. Make into individual serving with a few ingredients and simple flavor. It’s great for elegant dinner party or just casual teatime party. I normally like to cook down the apple first and then finish baking it in the oven. This apple tarts freeze well too. Just warm it up in the oven for 20 minutes and you will have a nice warm dessert to finish off your dinner.

Ingredients for pastry :

1 1/2 cup of flour
1/2 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of sugar
1 stick (8 tbsp) of cold butter - cut into cubes
1 egg yolk
2 - 3 tbsp of very cold water

1. In a large bowl mixed together flour, sugar and salt. Using your hand or pastry cutter rub the cold butter into the flour until it resembles coarse cornmeal or breadcrumbs.
2. Add in egg yolk and cold water and mix until dough comes together. Form it into a disk and chilled the dough for an hour before using it.

For the apple fillings:

4 granny smith apples – peeled, cored and slice thinly
4 tbsp of light brown sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
1 tbsp of butter
1 tsp of cinnamon

1 egg – beaten

1. In a pan, warm up butter and add in the apple and sugar. Cook until the apple soften and juice reduced. Turn off heat and add in cinnamon. Let it cool.
2. Greased tart moulds with some butter. Roll out the pastry to about 1/8" thick and line the pastry into the tart pan.
3. Put the filling into the tart pan and cover the top with the balance of the pastry.
4. Brush the top with beaten egg and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

I have another apple tart recipe here


Dori said...

These are so cute! Must be so tasty :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

How cute! I love the individual size apple tart too. Less messy and easier to serve, not to say super cute.

Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

Those are gorgeous! Love the idea of individual tarts!

Beachlover said...

Gert,you are good in making this lil cutie pie!!

Creative Classroom Core said...

These are so cute! I love individual desserts. They make for such a nice presentation!

Snooky doodle said...

these tarts look delicious and nice. Great photos too ;)

Anonymous said...

Gert, it's good idea to make apple tart into small portion (just like pineapples tart). I love green apples so this recipe is a must try.

- Kath

Elin Chia said...

Great idea to make them into small cute ones. * sighing ** wish I am just staying next door :)

Jo said...

Now these look really delicious and am imagining a scoop of vanilla ice-cream with these.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Those look so adorable, my husband would love those!

Christelle said...

Humm, been doing apple tart and egg tarts this week end as well, aren't they delicious :) Your tarts look lovely :)) and sooo yummy :))

Hope you had a great Easter break! Do you get 4 days off in the states as well?

vanillasugarblog said...

those are adorable...nice lattice work too.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hi. I did a google search for a fish fillet recipe and found your blog. Nice. I enjoy cooking too and will definitely visit again.

Debbie said...

Those look cute!

ICook4Fun said...

Meeso, LCOM, Stephanie,thank you.

LCOM, yeap I like cute little pies :)

Finsmom, thanks for stopping by and thank you for your comment.

Snooky doodle, thank you.

Kath, this tarts is much bigger than pineapple tarts. Hope you like the recipe :)

Elin, ha ha.. I wish I am your neighbour too so I get to eat all your bread :)

Jo, yea this is great with vanilla ice-cream.

Alisa, thank you.

Christelle, I like egg tarts too. Yea we did get a 4 days off here too :)

Dawn, thank you.

Kess, thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again.

Debbie, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gert,

Your apple tarts sure look yummylicious!
May I know with the amount of ingredients shown, able to bake how many tarts? Thks.

Jessica from Singapore

Salt N Turmeric said...

That looks good Gert. Teringat i kat strudel in kl. Their apple strudel is like the best!

Sunshine Mom said...

Seriously cute! My youngest daughter would want to hug it instead of eat it. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Jessica, I made 6 small tarts out of it.

Farina, is that shop kat Bangsar?

Sunshine, thanks for stopping by. I am sure your daughter would love this.

coffeesncookies said...

this looks so much easier than the big apple pie.
Am going to try it this weekend....

Anonymous said...

i tried baking was delicious

samantha said...

the tarts look yummy

Anonymous said...

How many apple tarts does this recipe serve?

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try to bake this! Do I have to use granny smith apples? I went apple picking and now have many different apples!

Fauziah Samad said...

Hi. Was looking for some apple tart recipes and came across yours. Nice blog. Allow me to link your blog to mine.