Sunday, January 20, 2013

Rustic Apple Tarts

I don't like apple pie, but if I'm going to eat any kind of apple pie, it's going to be these little tarts.  They're super easy and you don't have to use tart pans so dishes are minimal, and considering the size, you won't have to feel bad about eating a whole pie.

My family loves apple pies, and over the last few months I have been baking these treats in all forms.  After receiving a holiday gift of some frozen tarts like these, I decided that I had to recreate them.  Enjoy!

Pie Crust
1 cup cold butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tbs. very cold water
2 1/2 cups flour
Follow these directions to make the pie crust.  I usually refrigerate mine for about fifteen to thirty minutes before rolling it out, just as long as it takes to make the filling.  This is my absolute favorite pie crust.  It's flaky, slightly sweet, and it works for everything.

4 apples
1 cup sugar
3 tbs. brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

-Peel and dice your apples fairly small.  Mix together sugars and cinnamon, pour over apples and mix.
-Roll out pie crust and cut circles that are roughly 4 inches in diameter.  Place circles on a baking sheet.  Add filling to center of circles, and pinch crust up and around, leaving just a small opening on the top.
-Sprinkle extra sugar or turbinado sugar on top.  Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes.
-Enjoy, and enjoy these pictures from my kitchen!


  1. Hello! I've use your pie crust recipe and it's amazing. My family loved it. If I'm making four pies, would I quadruple this recipe or just double it to get four pie crusts? Anything will help! Thanks. -Melissa

    1. A normal pie crust recipe calls for a half cup of butter, so this recipe would make two pie crusts.

    2. Hi Melissa!

      Thanks so much for leaving a note- I'm glad to hear your family loves the recipe! Yes, this is a recipe for 2 crusts, so you can double it for 4 pies. Thanks!