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weekend recap: apple picking + apple tarts

My friend Aileen & I decided to go on a little adventure and go apple picking. The nearest apple farms we could find were out in Oak Glen so we took a nice little drive to Willowbrook Apple Farm. It’s over an hour away from Los Angeles so it’s not close but we had lots to catch up on during the drive ๐Ÿ™‚ The farm was so cute. There were several trees we could pick apples from. There is no fee to enter- you just have to pick the bag size you want and pay a flat rate. They also have an apple cider making station and sell yummy caramel apples. It was such a lovely activity to do during the day. I was happy to come home with a bag of crisp, ripe apples and decided to make apple tarts. It is so easy to make if you already have frozen puff pastry. Just slice the apples and pour brown sugar & salt on top. Then place the slices on top of the puff …

homemade apple tarts

After making mushroom & gruyere tarts last week, I am now obsessed with making tarts. I never knew how easy it is and have been searching for a lot of different recipes. I have always wanted to make apple tarts and tried this recipe from The Pioneer Woman… like she said, it is quick & easy! You just mix apples with lemon juice, brown sugar & salt, arrange on the pastry sheet and bake! How easy is that?? I love the flakiness of the pastry & juiciness from the apples. It’s great for breakfast, dessert or a snack! Now, time to look for more tart recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ Recipe for quick & easy (and yummy) apple tarts courtesy of: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/05/quick-easy-and-yummy-apple-tart/ prep time: 20 min cook time: 20 min Ingredients: 1 whole Sheet Puffed Pastry, Cut Into Half Or Thirds 4 whole Apples, Cored, Halved, And Sliced, But Not Peeled 1 cup Brown Sugar 1/4 teaspoon Salt Instructions: Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Place puffed pastry rectangles onto a baking pan thatโ€™s been sprayed with nonstick spray. …