Fresh Apple Tarts Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 ¼ cups white sugar
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- 1.063 cups unsalted butter
<br>- 4  eggs, beaten
<br>- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
<br>- 4  Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and chopped
<br>- ¼ cup brown sugar
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
<br>- ½ cup chopped walnuts
<br>- 4 ounces apricot jam (if using jam, use less sugar) (optional)
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1 1/4 cups sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour but not more than 1 day.
<br>step 2: While the dough is chilling, prepare the apple filling.
<br>step 3: In a medium bowl, toss diced apples with sugar and cinnamon. Mix in walnuts.
<br>step 4: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 16 3-inch tart pans. Remove tart dough from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.
<br>step 5: Knead dough briefly on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 16 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 6-inch circle, and carefully fit one circle into each tart pan.
<br>step 6: Spoon an equal amount of apple mixture into each tart pan. Fold pastry over filling. Place filled tarts on a baking sheet.
<br>step 7: Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Melt apricot jam and brush over finished tarts, if desired.
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Ingredients
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ cups white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1.063 cups unsalted butter
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and chopped
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 4 ounces apricot jam (if using jam, use less sugar) (optional)

Directions
step 1: In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1 1/4 cups sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour but not more than 1 day.
step 2: While the dough is chilling, prepare the apple filling.
step 3: In a medium bowl, toss diced apples with sugar and cinnamon. Mix in walnuts.
step 4: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 16 3-inch tart pans. Remove tart dough from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.
step 5: Knead dough briefly on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 16 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 6-inch circle, and carefully fit one circle into each tart pan.
step 6: Spoon an equal amount of apple mixture into each tart pan. Fold pastry over filling. Place filled tarts on a baking sheet.
step 7: Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Melt apricot jam and brush over finished tarts, if desired.

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