Apple Tarts (Apfeltortchen)

Apple Tarts (apfeltortchen) Recipe

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Sue Stone


Recipe posted for Culinary Quest - Switzerland


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1 Hr 30 Min
25 Min


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  • 1/2 pkg
    frozen puff pastry (1 sheet)
  • 6
  • 1/2 c
    apricot jam
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
  • 1
    egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    toasted sliced almonds

How to Make Apple Tarts (Apfeltortchen)


  1. Thaw pastry sheet. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into a 16"x12" rectangle. Cut into 12 (4-inch) squares. Cover with a dry cloth; set aside.
  2. Peel apples; cut in half lengthwise. Remove cores; cut lengthwise incisions almost all of the way through each apple half, 1/16 to 1/8" apart. Do not cut all of the way through.
  3. In a small saucepan, stir jam over low heat until melted. Stir in water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a thick puree.
  4. Place 1 apple half on each square of pastry. Roll up edges slightly, folding in corners to make a bowl-shape around the apple. Brush egg yolk over pastry. Brush apples with warmed jam mixture.
  5. Preheat oven to 400ºF (205ºC).
    Arrange tarts on an ungreased baking sheet; let stand 15 minutes. Bake tarts 20 to 30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Cool tarts, then brush with remaining jam mixture. Sprinkle evenly with almond slices.

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About Apple Tarts (Apfeltortchen)

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: German
Hashtags: #apples, #tarts

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