Good Bite & Mini Apple Walnut Tarts
I’ve been in a serious fall baking mood lately. When the air gets cooler and the squash hit my CSA boxes, that’s my cue to begin baking all kinds of delicious pies, tarts and crisps. Alan actually had to physically restrain me the other day from baking a pie…okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but he did give me a “look” that pretty much said that he thought I was in dire need of a straight jacket. And I know he’s right, but have you seen all the juicy apples at the farmers markets lately? I’d be crazy not to bake with those beauties!
I also needed to come up with three fall desserts for my first article on…wait for it…Good Bite! Yep, I’m now an official contributor and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s such a great site with such amazing contributors; I have a hard time believing that they wanted me! I’m choosing to just go with being grateful, though, and leave it at that. ;)
The article is called “Three Easy Fall Desserts” and these little tarts are the first of the three. They’re crazy easy and surprisingly good for such minimal effort. I warn you, though…they’re practically bite-sized and it’s shamefully easy to just keep popping them in your mouth. They’d be perfect for a fall get-together, especially if you drizzled a little caramel sauce over it and added a scoop of ice cream!
Here’s the recipe, and be sure to also check out the other two recipes over at Good Bite, too!
Peel and dice an apple. In a small bowl, mix together diced apple, ¼ cup dark brown sugar and ½ cup chopped walnuts. Cut 24 squares out of a sheet of puff pastry, about 1 – 1½ inches in size. Gently place pastry squares in a greased mini-muffin tin (no need to press into sides) and top with apple mixture. Bake at 400F for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove immediately from muffin tin and cool on a wire rack.