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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 124.3
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.2 mg
  • Sodium: 59.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Mini Apple Tarts

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Mini Apple Tarts

Introduction

Instead of a whole pie, try making bite-size tarts. The diminutive desserts cook quicker and are automatically portion controlled. Plus, they're easier to make for a crowd, and there's no need for a fork and plate.

Instead of a whole pie, try making bite-size tarts. The diminutive desserts cook quicker and are automatically portion controlled. Plus, they're easier to make for a crowd, and there's no need for a fork and plate.


Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    24 phyllo dough tart shells
    4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
    1 lemon, juiced
    2 T butter, unsalted
    4 T brown sugar
    1/2 c caramel ice cream topping
    1/2 c whipped cream (optional--nutrition info NOT included)


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Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tart shells on a baking tray. Combine lemon juice and apples in a mixing bowl. In a cast iron or heavy skillet, heat the butter until frothy. Add brown sugar and cook until dark in color; about 1-2 minutes. Add apples and toss. Transfer apples to the tart shells. Bake 6-7 minutes. Allow to cool slightly; top with sauce and whipped cream (optional--nutrition info NOT included).

To make your own tart shells:Spray 24 mini muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Remove phyllo dough from packaging. Slice into 1 inch strips then cut each strip into 2 inch segments. Using 3 layers at a time, fill the cups, spraying cooking spray between each layer. Repeat process three times.

Serving Size: two filled shells with 1 teaspoon caramel sauce.






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  • Incredible!
    34 of 34 people found this review helpful
    These were very good! I cut down the sugars by using Splenda brown sugar blend--so my diabetic husband could enjoy with us. Even without the whipped cream, they were spectacular. Going to make them for my office party in December. - 11/29/09

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  • Very Good
    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
    I made them the other night. I swap out the phyllo pre made pie crust, which I rolled out and took a glass and cut circles and put into cupcake pans. I also added apple pie spice to the butter and sugar mixture . They came out great!!! Due to the swap with the crust had to bake for 30 mins. - 11/5/10

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  • Good
    29 of 29 people found this review helpful
    It was ok. Some of the fillo shells stuck to the sheet because of the high liquid content. Make sure you just put the apples int he shells and not the liquid! - 9/29/10

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  • Good
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I made these with home made pastry, added apple pie spice & ground coriander (this spices doubles sweet tastes so you can use 1/2 the sugar). Also used dried apples from my own trees. They soaked up excess liquid & plumped up nicely. - 12/28/10

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  • 24 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Is phyllo dough tart shells something you can find in the grocery store? I don't think I've ever seen them there. - 11/11/09

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (11/11/09)
    Yes, they are available in the freezer section of the store. Ask at your local supermarket; they should be able to help you find them.


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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I made these today for a get together at my house. They were a hit! I just looked on the nutrition by ingredient page, though, and cinnamon was listed. Cinnamon isn't on the recipe page. I wonder if that would make them even better??? - 9/18/10

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    These were great. I use these shells for so many quick recipes. I added some apple pie spice to give it a little more flavor. - 10/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    These were absolutely delicious!!!

    I had WAY too much apple filling left over though, so next time I'll cut back the number of apples to 3 instead of 4. I would also recommend adding the brown sugar AFTER adding the apples because the sugar hardened when I added the apples. - 11/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Loved these! Easy to make-even if you make the shells yourself. I didn't feel super guilty about eating them either-that's always a plus! - 11/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Made these with my kids and they were sooo yummy, and easy to make. - 11/17/09

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  • O.K.
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Filling must have been far too wet because the phyllo shells (store-bought) collapsed and came out very soggy. :( - 11/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I modified this for New Year's day and added a little vanilla cognac while cooking, and a cup of pomagranite seeds: it was amazingly good! Did not need to have caramel or cream on top. - 1/1/11

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These were good. I think next time I'll cut down on the apples. I had way too many. I'll also cook the apples a little longer to make them softer. Good dessert. - 12/1/10

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    The phyllo shells stand alone on the baking sheet.
    - 11/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These are delicious. The first time I made them, I added some cinnamon and nutmeg for a more apple pie taste. The second time was the recipie as written and it had that caramel apple taste. Either way, they were so tasty. Thanks for sharing this one Chef Meg! - 2/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These were a hit when I took them to my sister-in-laws for Thanksgiving! - 11/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These are delish!! A big hit at home and at the office!! Very easy to make even if you can't find the premade tarts. I didn't even use the cooking spary after each sheet when you make them yourselves..you really don't need to! - 1/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My family does not have dessert very often, but I wanted to do something special for my 5 and 3 year old. They found them to be a little to tart but the rest of us loved them. I did add cinnamon. It made it real apple pie like. This recipe was so easy to make that I know I will make again. Yummy!! - 1/7/11

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made these tonight. I used a different type of apple (the ones off my own tree) and got too thick a caramel sauce but in spite of this they came out great. I'll make them again. - 9/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious! - 5/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made these tonight with a few changes for my own taste and they were amazing! I didn't use the caramel sauce because i'm not a fan so i added cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. I also cut the brown sugar and used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray. Cut the calories to 63 for two shells. =) - 10/27/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These were great! The apples were too tart for my kids but my husband and I loved them. I used a pie crust and 4 apples were way too many to fill the 24 cups. Very good recipe, thank you for sharing! - 1/26/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My daughter recently made some that were similar to this. I loved them! I think these would be good and easy to make with my granddaughters for their sleepover with Grandma night. - 1/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used parchment paper on the pan to avoid sticking.I also used "I can't believe it's not butter" spray-0 fat,0 calories, instead of butter. I chopped the apples, sprayed them, tossed with brown sugar and pie spices, put in shells and baked. This cut back on calories even more, & was still delish!!! - 4/3/11

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