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Apple Tartlets

Saura Madani
Puff pastry apple tart
Servings 16 tarts

Ingredients
  

Quick Puff Pastry

  • 13.2 oz flour
  • 2.7 oz soft butter
  • 0.25 oz salt
  • 5.6 oz ice water
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 8 oz cold butter

Apples

  • 3 green apples
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp apricot jam
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions
 

  • First prepare your quick puff dough. Flour, soft butter, and
    salt go in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Cold water and vinegar go
    together in a separate cup. Turn mixer on low and slowly pour water into flour
    mixture. Then add your cold cubed butter and mix for 10 seconds- it is
    important to finish this dough by hand.
  • Remove dough from mixer onto a work surface (you should have
    large chunks of butter and dough should appear dry but it is good! Don’t add
    any more water).
  • Form the dough together. Wrap and rest dough for 1 hour in
    the fridge.
  • Once dough has rested, roll out onto a floured surface into
    a long rectangle. You’ll need to roll into 3 book folds as shown in the
    pictures above. If your kitchen is warm, you may need to chill the dough in
    between folds to keep the butter warm.
  • After you’ve laminated the dough, place it back in the
    fridge while you prepare your apples.
  • Peel and slice 3 green apples with a mandolin to get the
    best results. Place sliced apples in a large bowl and sprinkle lemon juice over
    top. Toss the apples in the lemon juice with your hands so it coats each apple.
  • Microwave butter until melted, set aside. Microwave apricot
    jam and water for about 30 seconds. Whisk until smooth, microwave longer if not
    melted together. Set aside. Get 2 pastry brushes ready.
  • Line two sheet trays with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough out on a clean worksurface to 1/4 ‘’ thickness.
    Get a large circle cutter to cut 16 rings out of the dough. You may reroll the
    dough once during the process, and discard the rest.
  • Use a fork to dock the circles all over.
  • Fan apple slices around each circle. You can see in the
    pictures above that I start on the left side and work my way around. Once
    you’ve completed all the tarts with apples, brush melted butter over top of
    each tart. Next, sprinkle sugar over the melted butter. Place sheet trays in
    the freezer while oven is preheating.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake tarts for 30 minutes,
    rotating pans half way through. The tarts should have risen and appear flakey
    and golden brown throughout.
  • Once tarts are out of the oven, brush each one with apricot
    jam. Let tarts cool at room temp, or serve immediately. Store in an airtight container at room temp for 3 days! Enjoy!