When entertaining a crowd, you have to think of something delectable but easy to make. You know what a great option is? Mini Apple Tarts!!!
Ahhh…the ole’ mini apple tarts! I couldn’t get enough of them myself. They are super delicious and can really satisfy your craving for sweets. Apples are available all year round, and that’s what makes these little beauties an excellent dessert or snack for all seasons, not just fall…
Mini apple tarts are yummy. There is no question about that. But how easy it is to make them? Well, this recipe requires a ‘Ninja Foodi’. For those of you who are not familiar with it, it is a special pressure cooker. It is one that crisps. Is it worth it? Of course, it is! This equipment comes with several cooking functions like slow cook, pressure, steam, sear, bake or roast, broil, air crisp, and many more. You can use it for different kinds of dishes be it main course or dessert.
So going back to our mini apple tarts, they are quite easy to make. Thanks to Ninja Foodi. 🙂 Plus, this recipe also involves a little bit of store-bought products, which makes the job a lot easier. There is nothing wrong with that! I can assure you that you will love the outcome. If you prefer doing it from scratch though, feel free to do so. 🙂
These super cute mini apple tarts have all the flavors that you can expect from a traditional apple pie. The difference? They got less calories. They are warm, sweet, and delicious, perfect for any occasion!
6 tart shells (thawed)
1 c. apple pie filling
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
optional: whipped topping or ice cream
- Arrange the tart shells in the bowl of your Ninja Foodi and air crisp them for about 7 minutes (on 400 degrees Fahrenheit). Once they are baked through, remove from the ‘foodi’ and let cool.
- Meanwhile, check and see if the apple slices in the filling are too long. If so, cut them down into smaller pieces.
- Add the spices to the filling and mix well.
- Spoon the filling into each of the cooled tart shells and place them onto the trivet rack of the cooking equipment. Sprinkle with more cinnamon if desired.
- Air crisp the tarts again until the filling is caramelized, but just the top. Wait until they turn golden brown.
- Let them cool a little bit.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
When ‘baking’ the tart shells, you have to keep an eye on them because they get brown fast. Once they start getting some color, remove them, and set aside.
Store-bought tart shells and apple filling are fine. But like what we said earlier, you are free to make your very own.
Another good thing about this recipe is that you can definitely change the filling. Instead of apples, you can utilize cherries or even blueberries.
These mini apple tarts are, indeed, an excellent treat whatever the occasion is. As easy as it is to pull them together, you can quickly make a batch even during a regular day. Enjoy!