Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of these tiny apple tartlets. Sweet and cinnamony, these mouthwatering tarts are a delightful addition to a dessert table or snack tray. —Mary Kelley, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out crust; cut into twenty 2-1/2-in. circles. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Prick crusts with a fork. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over crusts.
Bake until golden brown, 6-8 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add apples; cook and stir over medium heat until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir in sugar, caramel topping, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sauce is thickened and apples are tender, about 2 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Spoon into tart shells.
Apple Tartlets Tips
What kind of apples should you use to make apple tartlets?
Choosing the right kind of apple for your recipe is crucial. For these apple tartlets, you want an apple that won't turn mushy or break down while it bakes. We recommend Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples because their flesh stays intact after baking.
Can you make apple tartlets in a regular-size muffin tin?
Absolutely! Simply double the size of your crust in this case. Keep in mind you will produce fewer tartlets than the original yield, and the baking time may need to be increased to accommodate the larger size. If you're up to the challenge, try making your pie crust from scratch!
Can you make apple tartlets ahead of time?
These apple tartlets can be a great make-ahead dessert! After they've baked and cooled, they can stay fresh for 3-4 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze them; just plan on eating them within 2 months.