I know it is not fall yet, but I’ve been in the mood for the house to smell like baked apples. That aroma brings back childhood memories of lying on the grass and watching as the yellow and orange leaves slowly fell off the neighbor’s trees. I love fall and darn it, I’m ready for it!
Now, I like the smell of baked apples, but I love the crust of a pie best. This works for Emily (the eight year old) and I, because she likes the fruit the best. So, she hands over all the crust and I leave her most of the fruit.
We have an understanding like that.
Making this tart sides with my favorite part (sorry, Emily). Don’t worry, there was enough apples in there too, so I wouldn’t be in trouble with Emily.
These are not hard to make either, people. I’m going to tell you how to make them semi-homemade.
Got some apples in the fridge?
Go for it.
You will thank me later.
- Ready made crust from your favorite brand
- 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping, warmed
- Dust surface with flour and roll dough into 4 mini circles. Transfer to lined baking sheet. Combine the filling ingredients; spoon over pastry to within 2 in. of edges. Fold up edges of pastry over filling, leaving center uncovered.
- Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Drizzle with caramel topping. Serve warm.