Individual Rustic Apple Tarts & Winners!

These little rustic tarts are easier than pie (isn't that an expression?).
But I mean it!

Using my beloved frozen puff pastry allows me to spend time on the main dish, instead of worrying about a fancy dessert.

I had 2 lonely apples in the crisper drawer and was having 6 for dinner, so this was perfect.

Rustic Apple Tarts: (made 9 tarts)

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted

2 apples, (I leave the peel on), cut into 1" cubes
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tbsp melted butter

1 egg, beaten (for the egg wash)
turbinado sugar for sprinkling

Mix the diced apples in a bowl with the sugar, cinnamon, zest and butter, until coated.

Lay out a piece of defrosted puff pastry and cut into about 8 squares (I got 9 squares?) to fit your muffin tin.

Line muffin tins with the pastry squares, making sure the corners are overlapping onto the tin.

Fill the baskets w/ the apple mixture and neatly fold over the corners to cover the apples a bit.

Brush with some egg wash and sprinkle with some turbinado (raw) sugar.

Bake for 20 minutes in a 400F oven and let set a few minutes in the tins before removing them. You will need a spoon to lift them out, because the sugary syrup gets very sticky.

Serve w/ iced cream or whipped cream.

These are really delicious and the lemon zest makes them extra special.


The winners of the Pioneer Woman Cookbook Giveaway are:

Denise S. who wondered why her eggs in a basket were always burned (she had the oven temp set to 475F!!) and Shelly R. from Louisville, KY who uses blogs for her dinner inspiration!

Ladies, please contact me so I can mail out your PW cookbooks!


Ciao Chow Linda said…
Great idea for a quick and delicious dessert.
Laura said…
I can't wait to try these! The little tarts look so delicious and inviting and the recipe is much easier than I anticipated! Thanks for sharing!
Irina said…
Hi! Beautiful and delicious!
The JR said…
Congrats to the winners.

I luv those. Cute and look so good.
The JR said…
Congrats to the winners.

I luv those. Cute and look so good.
Anonymous said…
Super lucky 6! I'd love to know the preceding menu...
Anonymous said…
Bummer that I didn't win the cookbook but congratulations to those who did! :)

This recipe looks awesome!
Wanda D.
Joanne said…
I really need to get some puff pastry into my fridge! It seems so useful to have around...especially for those random dessert cravings!
These look delicious! Always have PP in my freezer, just incase... :)
rcoda said…
Gotta try these... much easier and less time than a pie.
Claudia said…
Inspired - I do this as one but never individually. I come here and have a lot of "duh" moments. Grand idea.
Look what you created with just 2 lonely apples, put on the coffee, I'm coming over!
Lisa in Delaware said…
Very cute, tasty-looking, looks like you slaved in the kitchen. I'm keeping this recipe to impress. Thanks, Stacey! Lisa
tasteofbeirut said…
Great idea! Love apples and apple pie but I never make a classic apple pie, too much effort! these are the perfect answer!
Anonymous said…
stacey, these are simply amazing. i love it, and very easy to make. thanks for making fall fun!!

joey D.