One of my favorite things about Fall is the arrival of apples. My wife and I went apple picking with friends last week, and I think we picked about 45 pounds of apples in all. So you can imagine what my fridge looks like right now! I eat a crisp, juicy apple every day for lunch during this time of the year…and I still can’t get enough. Last week, I baked this delicious Apple Harvest Bread which has been great for sandwiches and even better toasted with butter alongside my morning coffee. It’s pretty hard to beat sitting down with a hot cup of coffee and a piece of this toast to catch up on my friends’ blog posts from the previous day. But these Rustic Apple Tarts are right there near the top of that list! (Of course, I don’t eat apple tarts for breakfast…although now I sorta want to.)
Apple pies are probably one of the most iconic images of Fall. Just picture that perfect apple pie sitting on the window sill to cool. (Of course, in our house that means 2 dogs trying their best to figure out how to get to the aforementioned apple pie!) Instead of making a whole apple pie, try making several smaller tarts instead. A single batch of pie dough can easily make 3 of these Rustic Apple Tarts, and I love how delicious the folded, crimped edges look! Just make sure to egg wash the exposed crust and then generously sprinkle course sugar on top. I find that tart apples, like Granny Smith or Greening, work best for these tarts. Finally, these tarts also feature a tasty brown sugar streusel that goes on top of the chopped apples before baking. Talk about the ideal flavors of Fall!