Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Autumn Spiced Apple Tartlets

Autumn Spiced Apple Tartlets

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! I don't. Sadly enough. There isn't a more warming thought than all of the family coming together, cooking all day, making a glorious turkey, cranberry sauce, candid yams... yummmm! And without the commercialism from Christmas. Yes, I would love it if we celebrated it across the pond :) But for now, I console myself with these rustic beauties. They're warm, individual-sized and super amazing! I used my secret combination of spices (though not-so-secret anymore) to make them taste like an authentic Dutch apple recipe! Rating: 5- out of 5.

Autumn Spiced Apple Tartlets:

- puff pastry, thawed, cut in squares
- 2 to 3 Granny Smith apples, cut in cubes
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground ginger
- pinch of ground allspice
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 egg + 1 teaspoon white sugar, for eggwash

- Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
- Put the apple cubes in a large bowl and splash the lemon juice over the apples so they won't turn brown. Add the sugar and spices and combine everything with a wooden spoon. Mix well.
- Place the thawed, puff pastry squares on a parchement-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, beat the egg with the teaspoon of sugar. Brush the edges of the puff pastry a bit with the eggwash, using your fingers or a pastry brush.
- Place two tablespoons of apple mixture on the center of each puff pastry square. Take the sides of the pastry and form it roughly into a circle. Repeat with the remaining squares.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on the size.
- Cool the apple tartlets till they're warm and serve. Enjoy!

Autumn Spiced Apple Tartlets

Autumn Spiced Apple Tartlets


The Dainty Dolls House said...

Yum, I love the smell of baked apples :)) Happy Thanksgiving to you.

La Femme Nouvelle

High Heeled Life said...

Sending you hugs from across the miles ... Happy Thanksgiving ... this looks and sounds absolute yummy!!! xo Blessings, xo C. (HHL)

miss b said...

I have to make these! I can almost smell that spicy apple mixture! Looking forward to the instructions.

types of pastries said...

Apple tartlets.. yummy.. a perfect dish for thanks giving day and also a perfect recipe..

Parisbreakfasts said...

These look FAB!
will try them this weekend
Grand Merci Carolg

Vanessa @ Cakes and Teacups said...

They look yummy.. A perfect comfort dessert for comfort food. Well, actually it's a perfect treat for anything : )