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Apple Tarts November 29, 2009

Filed under: For Kids,Nibblies and party Snacks,Pies & Tarts - Sweet — obsidian @ 6:20 am
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These are really simple but look cute and are yummy.  They also make great lunchbox snacks.

5 large apples
1 tb cornflour
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice

Peel and core the apples, and chop into small pieces.  Put them in a saucepan with enough water to cover them by about 1cm, and simmer until the apples are soft.  There should be only a small amount of water left at this point.

Roughly mash the apples to remove most of the lumps.  Then mix the cornflour with a little water and add this to the pot, over heat, until the mixture thickens.

You may add sugar to this mixture if you like, but I have found if you use sweet apples, it isn’t needed.

Set aside to cool.

Lay out sheets of shortcrust pastry, and cut them out with a scone cutter to get that wavy edge.  Grease muffin tins and lay a pastry circle into each one, to make a tart case.  Spoon about a tablespoon of mixture into each one.

I like to cut a small star or other shape from the scraps of pastry, it’s less fiddly than making a full lid, and seems to give them a nice finished look.  You can brush this with milk, but it’s not necessary.

Bake for around 15-20 mins at 200ºC.  Set on a wire rack to cool, or eat while still warm.


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