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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 πŸ™‚ 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 that’s been sprayed with nonstick spray. …

flaky mushroom & gruyere tarts

I recently had dinner at Church & State and ate a yummy mushroom tart and was inspired to try making it myself! I found this easy recipe from Real Simple for my first time making anything with puff pastry! This mushroom & gruyere tart has so much flavor. It’s savory, cheesy, and the pastry is soft & flaky. It all just melted in my mouth. It’s perfect for any meal- breakfast, lunch or dinner! You can eat the tart alone or serve it with a simple salad. I ate one driving to work which wasn’t such a smart idea since there were pasty flakes all over me but I couldn’t wait to eat it. That’s how good it is! Since my first attempt with puff pastry was a success, I want to try making different kinds of tarts now! Stay tuned πŸ™‚ Recipe for Flaky Mushroom & Gruyere Tarts courtesy of: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/flaky-mushroom-and-gruyere-tarts-00000000049745/ Ingredients: 1 sheet puff pastry (half a 17.3-ounce package), thawed 4 tablespoons olive oil 10 ounces assorted mushrooms (such as button, cremini, shiitake, …