Thursday, March 31, 2011

Recipe of the Day: Mini Apple Tarts

Disclaimer: These recipes are not my creation! They come from various places. I just wanted to save them for my personal collection, and share them here.

Serving Size: two filled shells with 1 teaspoon caramel sauce.

Per Serving
Calories: 124.2
Total Fat: 4.1g
Cholesterol: 5.2mg
Sodium 59mg
Total Carbs: 23.3g
Dietary Fiber: 1.6g
Protein: 0.5g

24 phyllo dough tart shells
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
1 lemon, juiced
2T butter, unsalted
4T brown sugar
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup whipped cream (optional - nutrition info not included)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tart shells on a baking tray. Combine lemon juice and apples in a mixing bowl. In a cast iron or heavy skillet, heat the butter until frothy. Add brown sugar and cook until dark in color; about 1-2 minutes. Add apples and toss. Transfer apples to the tart shells. Bake 6-7 minutes. Allow to cool slightly; top with sauce and whipped cream (optional--nutrition info NOT included).

To make your own tart shells:Spray 24 mini muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Remove phyllo dough from packaging. Slice into 1 inch strips then cut each strip into 2 inch segments. Using 3 layers at a time, fill the cups, spraying cooking spray between each layer. Repeat process three times.

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