Bursting with fall flavors, these Mini Condensed Milk Apple Tarts are just the perfect desserts for Fall evenings as well as Thanksgiving! This is made with a homemade Pastry dough, which is topped with some Condensed Milk and a delicious Cinnamon-y Apple pie filling. 😋
These adorable little individual Apple Tarts are cute, sweet and so beyond delicious! Since this is a Thanksgiving dessert so serving it with Ice Cream is total up to you. However, I served this with some Heavy Cream & Salted Caramel drizzle and it tasted yum! The best Apple dessert for the Fall season...!
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Hello people! Fall is about to come and I am more than excited about it. I am a huge Fall person. I know, you're like it's not even August end!
Well, I know...but I can't help. Fall gets me so excited you guys. All the warm baking, the aroma of gingersnap cookies, the sweet fragrance of fresh Apples, and all that Pumpkin spice and everything nice...Yes, please!
It's just the end of summer and I know I am pretty early with this Thanksgiving dessert, but we all know, it's never too early to start planning for the holidays...
Come October and it's time for some spooky Halloween recipes as well as cosy and comforting Apple and Pumpkin Desserts. I love October. Its my favourite time of the year. It's such a cosy and comforting season!!!!
Easy Apple Tart
I am so so so excited about this Mini Apple Tart recipe you guys! The sweet and cinnamony Apple Pie filling enclosed inside a pastry, which is equally buttery and flaky is oh so delicious...😋!!
You can obviously try this recipe with Green Apples or Fresh and Juicy Red Apples or any other fruit you love. You can obviously try this recipe with Peaches or Plums or Blueberries as well for the summers...!
These days, since it's so hot, I always look for some easy desserts to try at home. I got some fresh Apples on the way home yesterday and I thought of baking these Mini Condensed Milk Apple Tarts.
Summers to me are all about no-fuss and easy-going recipes. Even during Thanksgiving, I try to make a lot of desserts in advance and start storing them at least two days in advance...
This makes it so much easier because the oven is free for Turkey to get baked and all my desserts are already done by evening. And you know right, there's no such thing as enough desserts for Thanksgiving!!!
Thinking about that effortless recipe, I thought of baking these Individual Apple Tarts. These Individual Apple Tarts with sweetened condensed milk are so delicious and so pretty!
I was craving for those fall flavors and baking an entire Apple pie now seemed too much of an effort. However, I still started by making the Pastry dough at home. I always use homemade Pastry dough. Just so much better than store-bought ones.
However, since I got busy making dinner, I forget that I had kept the dough in the freezer for resting.
When I got it out, after 1 hour, it was rock hard and next to impossible to reuse. So, I wrapped it up in a plastic fling and kept it on the counter.
After about 2 hours, it was perfectly useable.
At first, I was struggling with the thought of whether to make mini pies or a Big Apple Pie. I chose to make the Mini Apple Tarts. The top decoration with Apples got me so excited! And you know I am always up for baking anything pretty...!
And then came the idea of baking these Mini Apple Tarts with Sweetened Condensed Milk.
Condensed Milk and Apples is a truly fantastic combination, you guys. It'll sweeten your dessert like no one else and is so delicious...!
These Apple Tarts are so easy to make. They might look really difficult a recipe but trust me it's so damn easy!
Also, these are actually made with Pantry staple ingredients so you can actually make it at any time of the year.
These are so crunchy and crispy, that you'll be shocked that I have used no eggs to make these Mini Apple Tarts. It was so crunchy and flaky...Sometimes I wonder how could it be so good.
- Pastry Dough
- Cold Butter Cubes
- Granulated Sugar
- Ice Cold Water
- Brown Sugar
- Lemon Juice about half a lemon
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
- Milk for milk wash
- Coarse Sugar for sprinkling on top
- Heavy Whipping Cream for decoration on top
- Caramel Sauce for decoration on top
Step 1: Make Pie Dough
First of all, you start by making the Pie dough at home. Don't get intimidated by homemade pie dough. It's so easy to make and trust me you will love it so much better than a store-bought pie dough.
So, you just combine AP Flour with Cold Butter, some granulated sugar using a pastry cutter or a fork or in a food processor until you get a breadcrumb-like mealy consistency.
Now add some cold water and mix everything to make your dough. Be sure to not knead the dough and you really want little specks of butter coming out of your dough, even when you're rolling it.
Wrap up the dough in plastic wrap and freeze it for 30 minutes or refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. You can save it for up to 3 days.
You can use up this Pie dough for savory as well as sweet dishes. Finally, you just need to roll out your dough and cut it into 6 equal-sized rectangles.
Step 2: Make Apple Pie Filling
For the Apple pie filling, you need to first cut the Apple into half, core the center using a melon scooper or your knife, and cut lengthwise pieces. Use a sharp knife so that you are able to cut out perfect Apple slices.
Step 3: Coat Apples
Toss the Apples with some Brown Sugar, some Cornstarch, some Cinnamon, Sone Nutmeg, and squeeze half a lime juice. Toss everything until combined and that's done!
Step 4: Arrange Apple Tarts
Finally, drizzle some condensed milk on your Tart rectangles. Arrange the apple slices horizontally, one overlapping the other. Finally, fold up the edges over the apples. Use the tip of your knife to lightly crimp the edges.
Step 4: Sprinkle Sugar and Freeze
Brush your Tart with Milk and sprinkle some coarse sugar on top, and freeze it for 15 minutes.
Step 5: Bake Mini Apple Tarts
Bake your Apple Tarts for 20-25 minutes at 400F or 200C. If your edges are not yet brown, broil for 2-3 minutes, and your Apple Tarts will be ready!
💡Some important tips
To get perfectly crispy tarts, it's important to freeze your Tart after you're done making it. Freezing your Apple tarts before you pop them in the oven will make them turn out extra crispy.
You should ideally use Egg wash to brush over your Pastry. However, since I do not eat eggs, I have used Milk instead as a replacement for Eggwash and it turned out so perfect. Equally crusty and flaky
You can store these Mini Apple tarts in the refrigerator for up to a week. Cooldown completely and then keep them in an air-tight container.
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Mini Condensed Milk Apple Tarts
- 1 Cup Pastry Dough
- 1 Cup Cold Butter Cubes
- 2 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Ice Cold Water
Apple Pie Filling
- 2 Large Apples
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon Lemon Juice about half a lemon
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 2 Tablespoon Milk for milk wash
- 1 Tablespoon Coarse Sugar for sprinkling on top
- 2 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream for decoration on top
- 2 Tablespoon Caramel Sauce for decoration on top
Making the Pastry Dough
- Grab the ingredients for pastry dough and mix well in a food processor or with the help of a pastry blender. Add little ice-cold water and make a soft dough. Remember that you should not over-knead the dough as the heat produced will melt the butter. So the idea is to just bring everything together. Freeze the dough (covered in a plastic wrap or aluminium foil) for 30-45 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
Making Apple Pie Filling
- Take two large apples and cut them in half. Now scoop out the center with the help of a melon scooper and cut them in lengthwise slices.
- In a bowl containing your apple slices, add brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Mix everything well. Your apple pie filling is ready.
Making Mini Condensed Milk Apple Tarts
- Preheat your oven to 400°F or 200°C. Keep a 9X11 inch baking tray ready.
- First flour your surface generously. Take out your pastry dough from the refrigerator and dust some more flour on that. Now gently roll it out with the help of a rolling pin.Cut it in six rectangles using a knife or pizza cutter.
- Spoon some condensed milk right at the center. Leave some gap on the sides. Arrange the apple slices over condensed milk (horizontally one overlapping the other). Fold the edges from the sides over the apple. Crip lightly using a knife. Brush the sides with milk and sprinkle some coarse sugar. Pop them in the freezer for 15-minutes.
- Take them out of the freezer and put them to bake in a preheated oven for 30-minutes or until the sides are lightly brown.
- Once they come out of the oven, transfer them to a cooling rack. Drizzle heavy whipping cream and caramel sauce on them. Enjoy