Easy Candy Apple Tart Recipe

September 19, 2011 in Desserts

Four ingredients and a trip back to childhood in an apple tart.

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Classic Candy Apple Flavor in an easy Tart recipe

As a kid, I looked forward every fall to those crunchy, sticky chewy bright red candy apples. You know the kind – with that stick-to-your-teeth coating that you have to pry off of your teeth.

So, I saw an easy apple tart recipe a few days ago in a magazine using apple jelly brushed on top as a glaze. I thought of that shiny, cinnamon-y glaze that is on candy apples.

I decided to try and infuse the apple jelly with those cinnamon red-hot candies we ate as kids for that spicy sweet-hot candy apple flavor. This works like a charm! The red hot candies give the apple jelly that classic flavor and as a bonus, they add a rosy color to the tart as a beautiful finish.

If you use a purchased pie crust, this tart only has FOUR ingredients. Yes, you read that right: FOUR ingredients. Of course, by all means use your favorite home made pie crust for an even yummier result. Or, come back here in a few days when I post my completely foolproof Never Fail Pie Crust that even kids can make. Really.

Either way, this tart is an easy riff on apple tarts. I recommend you make one every single week this fall. Then,  just stand back and wait for the rave reviews when your house smells all cinnamon-y and this stunning dessert comes out of the oven.

Happy Fall, everyone!

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Another view of this four ingredient Candy Apple Tart

– posted by Donna

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Savory Baked Egg Tarts Recipe

November 30, 2010 in Entrees, Healthy Fare, Vegetarian Entrees

Savory Baked Egg Tarts

Like quiche – on a whole new level.

I love eggs. I love them boiled, scrambled, fried.  My all time favorite egg is poached. I LOVE the Egg Poaching scene in the movie Julie and Julia where Julie tries an egg for the very first time. “They taste like cheese sauce. Yum.”

I have always liked quiche, and use it as a go-to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Especially during the frantic pace of the holiday season, eggs are my friends. Simple. Easy. Yummy. Packed with protein.  They’re now widely considered to be a great source of healthy frugal protein. A Meatless Monday treat!

I came across this egg tart recipe idea in a magazine and had to try it. Tweaked a little, of course. These are as easy as quiche, but something different. You can cook the tarts to however you like your eggs yolks – hard or ooey-gooey. You can use a large sized muffin tin to cook tarts, but if you have pretty little tart pans – don’t you love fluted edges?! – then use these to impress your guests.

And, for a holiday festive look, add some red color with diced red bell pepper and some green with diced parsley. Hey! Maybe I should have called these “Happy Holidays Tarts!”

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