The end of the holiday season is coming to an end, and I'm happy to say that I've been able to spend almost the last two weeks just relaxing and doing absolutely nothing except spending time with friends and families, watching good movies, and reading. I completed my Goodreads challenge for 2015 and read 50 books...phew. Even though I enjoy reading so much I don't think I'll be pushing myself quite as hard in the literary world in 2016, haha! I'm currently enjoying one of these Brown Sugar Apple Tarts that I made recently.
2015 was full of mostly ups with a new apartment, making some awesome friends, a new job (that is daunting and kind of a big change but I think will give me some great opportunities), and best yet, reviving my blog. I know that I still have a lot of growing to do and sometimes I still feel like I have no idea what I want to do with my life, as though I am stuck in a rut. However, I can't wait for the next year ahead so I can discover more and hopefully make some big decisions for myself. Happy New Years!
Brown Sugar Apple Tarts
(Makes 4 six-inch tarts)
- Two granny smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced thinly
- 2 frozen pie crusts
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of turbinado sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Core, peel and slice apples
- Mix together sugars, flour, cinnamon. Melt butter and add into mixture.
- Roll out pie crusts and cut four 8" circles for 6" tins. Press discs into the tart mold and make sure it's even.
- Layer 4 to 5 tablespoons of sugar mixture into the bottom of the molds on top of the crust. Layer apple slices on top.
- Using a tiny heart cookie cutter (or another shape of your choice) stamp out hearts in remaining pie crust and place over the apples. Brush over entire tart with milk.
- Place tarts on a sheet pan and bake for about 30-40 minutes, until the tarts are golden brown.