I just adore tiny tarts.
Whoa, that sounded wrong. I don’t mean like Tila Tequila. *shudder* No, I mean actual desserts. Sometimes, like today, I just crave tiny fruit tarts. Flaky and fruity – they seem like they’re light; like a perfect snack with a cup of tea, or maybe, if I’m really feeling indulgent, with an afternoon cup of decaf. Yes, that’s right, sometimes I like to get fancy and pretend I’m in France. At least, I imagine everyone in France is eating pastries and drinking coffee in the afternoons…
If you keep puff pastry on hand, these are SO easy to make. They take maybe 5 minutes to throw together. Then toss them in the oven while the coffee is brewing, and voila, a lovely snack. Don your beret, put on some accordion music, and you will be utterly transported.
Tiny Apple Tarts (makes 2)
1/3 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed)
1/2 apple, any type (I used Granny Smith, because that’s what I had), cored and sliced thinly
2 Tbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/ tsp nutmet
1/4 tsp ginger
dash of ground cloves
1 tbs butter
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix apple slices, sugar, and spices in a small bowl. Cut puff pastry sheet in half. Cover with apple slices, and dot with a tiny bit of butter. Bake on a cookie sheet for about 20 minutes, or until pastry is puffed and browned. Eat while listening to Edith Piaf and staring contemplatively out the window.