Welcome November with Tasty Apple Tarts

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11/1/2010 11:44 AM   :  33 comments   :  15,485 Views

When did it get to be November? Sheesh! It seems like school just started, and we're already past Halloween.

Fall is the time for pumpkins, of course, but also for apples. And while eating a juicy apple straight off the tree is one of life's greatest pleasures, there's no shortage of ways to use up the harvest either. One of my favorite ways (in addition to homemade applesauce) is to make apple tarts.

I could make a traditional tarte tatin in my beloved cast-iron skillet, but there's just so much butter and sugar in it. That's really a special occasion dish. For a weeknight treat, I like mini apple tarts instead.

The diminutive desserts cook quicker and are automatically portion controlled. Plus, they're easier to make for a crowd, and there's no need for a fork and plate.



This recipe only costs about $3.50 to make--but you save money by buying sheets of phyllo dough and making your own tart shells (see directions for more information).

Find the recipe here. Bonus: You get 2 tarts with caramel sauce for 125 calories and 4 grams of fat!

What is your favorite apple recipe?


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  • LITTLEGIRLSMOM1
    33
    I love a nice crisp apple... But I make a great apple crisp too... - 11/6/2010   7:55:11 PM
  • 32
    I love apples and they're so good for you too! - 11/4/2010   7:21:08 PM
  • 31
    My Mom's apple pie. - 11/4/2010   11:02:01 AM
  • 30
    Love APPLE anything! YUMMY :) Michigan has the BEST apples...second to none! So many varieties, colors, tastes, and textures :) - 11/2/2010   11:10:19 PM
  • 29
    I am craving apple dumplings--have not had one for years. Where can I find one that won't sabatoge my diabetes? - 11/2/2010   5:47:34 PM
  • 28
    I like like like apple pies and dumplings; these tarts sound just as good and easy and quicker to make. I might try using wonton wrappers instead of the pyllo dough, don't know how that would affect the calories. Also, I probably won't use the caramel topping. Still sounds delicious! - 11/2/2010   2:24:11 PM
  • FURBALLDTH
    27
    looks good - 11/2/2010   10:17:54 AM
  • CARRKM
    26
    Sliced apples & cheddar cheese - YUM! - 11/2/2010   10:03:03 AM
  • 25
    Love fresh Fuji apples: crisp, juicy and with a hint of spice. Will try one of the apple recipes in the recipe section today. - 11/2/2010   10:02:54 AM
  • LIGHTHOUSE0403
    24
    Love apple dumplings too! - 11/2/2010   9:55:30 AM
  • 23
    Apple dumplings. - 11/2/2010   8:37:06 AM
  • 22
    Yum! I love apples! - 11/2/2010   7:28:42 AM
  • 21
    A recipe very similar to this was on the Walking site at About.com recently. Sounds yummy.


    I love apple crisp, apple pie or cider, but what I've been doing a lot of this fall is just microwaving one apple, lots of cinnamon, a chopped nut or two & about 3 minutes in the microwave. Lazy person's baked apple! Sugar free maple syrup is good on there too! - 11/2/2010   5:30:03 AM
  • 20
    Love any type of apples, I like pork chops with bake beans and spice apples on top. I also love apple crisp or tarts. - 11/2/2010   12:40:18 AM
  • 19
    I love apple crisp, apple cobbler and apple pie. Fortunately, I am not into baking so I only get to indulge when I go out to dinner at a restaurant or a family gathering. - 11/2/2010   12:08:35 AM
  • 18
    I tried Oven Fried Apples in Spark recipies ... it was really good. If you want to spluge lightly sprinkle with some brown sugar. No crust, great taste! - 11/1/2010   8:54:26 PM
  • 17
    Apple Streudel is one of my favorites. Apples are so good and naturally sweet any way. Don't need much sugar anyway. Thanks for the recipes. - 11/1/2010   8:49:21 PM
  • 16
    My favorite, without a doubt is my home apple pie! But I love apples, crisp and slightly tart, juicy with a bit of crunchy peanut butter is one of my favorite healthy snacks. - 11/1/2010   8:39:08 PM
  • 15
    I love dutch apple pie, raw apple, cooked apple, I just love apples. - 11/1/2010   8:26:33 PM
  • 14
    I just love to slice apples,especially gala into thin slices and munch on them. - 11/1/2010   7:39:59 PM
  • 13
    Recently I've been enjoying fresh apple slices with sugar-free caramel pudding. Tastes sinful but isn't :o) - 11/1/2010   7:23:34 PM
  • JINKYLEE
    12
    I make crockpot applebutter.Use stevia instead of suger.Delicious!! - 11/1/2010   6:49:07 PM
  • 11
    My favorite and DH is microwave apple crisp. Just 4 Apples and qqick topping, very low sugar. Canola oil and oats and WW flour and it goes together fast and is really good to eat. Pat in maine. - 11/1/2010   5:09:05 PM
  • 10
    apples might be my favorite fruit- I love hot apple cider in the fall and winter! - 11/1/2010   5:05:35 PM
  • 9
    Sounds great, but no phyllo dough for me. White, useless carbs are a big trigger and I'm cracking down on dietary distractions .... though looking for other ways to incorporate apple, pumpkins and other yummy fall ingredients! - 11/1/2010   4:54:55 PM
  • 8
    Can't wait to try it :D - 11/1/2010   4:02:30 PM
  • 7
    I can't eat anything with a crust!!!! I have no control. I'm better off eating something like pumpkin mousse (the no crust recipe) for a special Thanksgiving dessert rather than pumpkin or any other kind of pie.
    I have been allowing myself items with sugar lately and it just sets up a binge mentality with me. So, no carmel sauce. I'll stick to treats that don't cause me to have run away cravings. Like a square of dark chocolate.
    I'll have to leave desserts like these to those of you with more control than I have. - 11/1/2010   3:37:42 PM
  • 6
    Yum! I'm definitely making some of these this week!!! - 11/1/2010   3:19:43 PM
  • 5
    This sounds delish! - 11/1/2010   2:22:57 PM
  • 4
    i love apples and i am out right now - 11/1/2010   1:44:05 PM
  • 3
    I'm with Amber- A fresh crisp apple... Especially a Honeycrisp apple... mmm... - 11/1/2010   1:07:52 PM
  • 2
    My favorite apple "recipe" is just a fresh, crisp apple. - 11/1/2010   12:37:20 PM
  • 1
    I make my own apple sauce. I use cider instead of water and then I don't need to add any sugar and the cider has no added sugar either. - 11/1/2010   12:26:53 PM

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