Mini Rustic Apple Tarts With Warm Peanut Butter Drizzle

An impressive, yet easy-to-make dessert that won't wreck your diet.

Mini Apple Tart
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These amazing apple tarts are topped with a warm peanut butter and honey sauce. If you don’t want to make your own pie crust, you can pick up pre-made versions at the market.

Recipe and photo by Cape Cod-based R.D. and nutrition communications consultant, Jenny Shea Rawn.

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Prep time

20 min.

Cook time

20 min.

  • 4 small Macintosh apples (or any apples you have on hand), cored and thinly sliced (skin on)
  • 2 premade (9-inch) pie crusts (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1 Tbsp apple pie spice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp salted butter
  • For the peanut butter drizzle:
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Preheat oven to 425°.

Combine sliced apples, brown sugar, apple pie spice, salt, and lemon juice in a bowl.

Roll both pie crusts out onto your kitchen counter.

Using a large, circular cookie cutter or the top of a small bowl, press onto dough and cut each pie crust into 2 “mini” crusts.

Add ¼ of the apples into the center of each pie crust. Fold crust up partially over the apples, and crimp the dough as you move around the circle. Repeat for all tarts.

Melt butter in a small bowl, and brush lightly onto pie crusts.

Place tarts on parchment paper, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake for 18-22 minutes, until crust is golden brown and apples are soft and bubbly.

Combine peanut butter and honey in a small bowl.

Heat for 15 seconds in microwave. Stir.

Remove tarts from oven, and evenly divide peanut butter drizzle over tart.