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Apple Cake Tartlets

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  • Author: Patty Price
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


These tartlets are the perfect seasonal pairing for an afternoon cup of tea or coffee.



for the apples

  • 3 lbs (7-8 apples) Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 lemon slices, plus 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to sprinkle on sliced apples

for the pastry

  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/4 cups sugar
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

for tops of tartlets

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, mix the cinnamon and sugar together
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


to make the apples

  1. Peel and slice the apples, sprinkle with tablespoon of lemon juice. Simmer the apple slices in the water with sugar and lemon slices. Cook until just tender, don’t overcook as apple slices will become mushy.
  2. Drain off any leftover liquid, cool and remove lemon slices.
  3. preheat the oven to 350F and spray 6 4″ tartlet pans with baking spray, place on parchment lined baking sheet

to make the pastry

  1. Mix together flour, sugar and baking powder.
  2. Cut in the 10 tablespoons of butter with pastry blender or hands, until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Mix in the egg yolks.
  4. Reserve 1 cup of the pastry mixture for the crumb topping.

to put together the apple cake tartlets

  1. Divide up the remaining pastry mixture, evenly press into the bottoms and up the sides of the tartlet pans.
  2. Fill each tartlet with apple slices and top with the reserved pastry (crumb topping) mixture.
  3. Dot each tartlet with butter and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cool on the baking sheet until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the side rings and continue cooling until cool enough to remove the tartlet pan bottoms, continue to cool.
  7. Serve slightly warm, vanilla ice cream would be a good thing.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Dessert
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