Monday, October 17, 2011

Caramel Apple Tarts


Wondering what to do with puff pastry? Make Caramel Apple Tarts.

At this time of year when the apples are falling off the tree, I crave caramel apples. At every fair, it's the one treat I look forward to. This is just caramel apples in a crust. Yum!

If you don't have puff pastry in your refrigerator, just use a regular pie crust. If you don't have that, just make caramel apples!

Recipe

Makes one pie or 12 individual tarts

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup sweeted condensed milk (or 300-mL can)
2/3 cup golden corn syrup
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

6 apples, peeled and diced

Puff Pastry

In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir all ingredients until a temperature probe reaches 236°F. Make sure you stir constantly and ensure the mixture doesn't stick to the bottom and start to burn. Let cool.

Meanwhile, peel and dice the apples. Stir the apples into the cooled caramel mixture.

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Roll out the puff pastry.

Fill the tart shell (or individual tart shells). Bake for 50-60 minutes (30-40 minutes for individual tart shells). Let cool. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


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    4 comments:

    Sara said...

    Yum, caramel and apple...totally the perfect dessert for autumn! :)

    Amalia said...

    This looks awesome! I would love me some caramel apple tart right about now :) Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

    thenewlywedchefs.com said...

    Beautiful! What a delicious fall treat. Thank you for sharing :)

    Helene said...

    If there is one dessert that I love comes Fall it's an apple tart. Like the twist with the caramel.