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Welcome November with Tasty Apple Tarts

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11/1/2010 11:44 AM   :  33 comments   :  15,252 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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