6

Apple Tarts

Total Time
40 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Serve these rustic-looking tarts warm with vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt.
Ingredients

all-purpose flour

¾ cup(s)

sugar

¼ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

reduced-calorie margarine

3 Tbsp

sugar

2 Tbsp

ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

fresh apple(s)

3 small, peeled and thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix flour with 1/4 teaspoon sugar and salt.
  2. Cut margarine into flour mixture with a fork until flour is the consistency of cornmeal. Mix with 2 or 3 tablespoons cold water until dough forms a ball (a little drier is better than a little sticky). You can make the dough up to 24 hours ahead of times if you wrap it securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate it until you need it.
  3. Divide dough into four pieces. Roll each into a ball and then flatten into a disc about 5 inches (13 cm) across. Place the discs on a baking sheet a few inches apart.
  4. Combine remaining sugar with cinnamon.
  5. Arrange apple slices on top of dough discs, overlapping and fanning them (so they make a flower shape). Sprinkle generous amounts of sugar-cinnamon mixture over them.
  6. Bake until crust is browned, approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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