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Cosmic Crisp® Apple Mini Tarts


3 Cosmic Crisp® apples, cored and halved
2 refrigerated pre-rolled pie crusts
¼ cup brown sugar
1.5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
¼ cup apricot preserves


*This recipe uses 3” tart pans.

Preheat oven to 425°F

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until ¼” thick, flatten any creases.

Place tart pans on surface and cut 6 circles large enough to extend ¼” past rim of pan.
Press circles into pans and trim any excess dough. Pierce the bottom with a fork 4 or 5 times, then transfer to freezer for 15-20 minutes.

While dough chills, thinly slice each apple half, keeping the slices together so one half can go in each pan.

In a small bowl, whisk, the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt together.

Remove tart shells from the freezer and place a half apple in each, sprinkle one ⅙th of the sugar mixture over each apple and dot with 1-½ teaspoons of butter.

Bake until shells are golden and apples are tender, 28 -36 minutes. Gently heat the apricot preserves and lightly brush onto the tops of apples while hot. Cool on a wire rack at least 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with cinnamon flavored whipped cream or ice cream.