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Mini Apple Tarts
5 from 4 votes

Mini Apple Tarts

Tender buttery pastry crust, cinnamon and brown sugar soaked apples, all baked into mini tarts that will fit in the palm of your hand.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, tarts
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 269 kcal
Author Amy D.



  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter , cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup milk

Apple Filling

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 5-6 Gala apples
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the cubed butter and using a pastry blender or a fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly and no large chunks of butter remain. Sprinkle the vinegar over the flour mixture evenly. Then gradually add the milk to the mixture, stirring with a fork until it the dough forms a ball. (It might not require quite all the milk.) Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or until the dough is easily handleable.

  2. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, with a fork until the butter is well blended in and the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Core the apples and slice into rings about 1/2-2/3 an inch thick. Remove the peel from the apple rings.
  4. Remove the dough to a floured work surface and cut into 16 equal pieces. Dusting each with flour, roll the pieces out into 5-6 inch circles.
  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Place one apple ring onto each circle of dough. Top each apple ring with 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Fold the edges of the dough over the apples, leaving the centers open.
  7. Place one inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Brush the outside edges of the pastry dough with the melted butter and sprinkle over it the white sugar.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and the apples are tender.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from the Taste of Home Bakeshop Favorites cookbook.