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Tartlets are such an excellent option for making individual portions. And this Apple Walnut Tartlets recipe is also very easy to make. I love the combination of walnuts and apples, with the flaky crust, just perfect!
All you need are simple ingredients, you most likely have already in your pantry. And if you don’t, your nearest shop probably does. The crust can’t be any easier: flour, butter, salt, sugar, and a bit of water. Filling: walnuts, honey, apples, and cinnamon. And you are ready to roll!
I made it even easier for you by showing you step-by-step shots of the process. I am more of a visual person, so seeing how something is made makes it that much easier than just reading about it. So here it is!
When you are mixing the flour and butter make sure the butter is very cold. Also, your hands should be cold too. Another option is mixing the flour and butter on a flat surface by using a cold knife. You would chop the butter into the flour and use your hands only at the end when adding the cold water and forming a disk.
I chop the walnuts pretty fine but you can also use a food processor or blender. It will work just fine. The apple slices are also very thin, about an 1/8 inch (2-3mm).
After the dough has chilled in the freezer, pre-shape it into a log, about 7 inches long (18cm). Then slice it into six pieces, about 11/4 inch(3cm) each. With the melted butter I butter the forms just in case they don’t stick to the tartlets. Press each piece into the form and poke the bottom with a fork. The size of my tartlet forms is 3 inches(7-8m).
When I fill them with the walnut honey mix I press it well so I have space to add the apples on top. Last step we add the sliced apples on top and sprinkle them with sugar. Move them back in the freezer for another 10-15min. And they are ready to bake.
I also lay the forms on a baking tray, not only because it’s easy to transfer, but also it creates another layer on the bottom so they don’t burn. I bake them for about 30min, but depending on your oven they can be ready sooner. Check on them in 20min if the apples are starting to brown and the edge of the crust is getting golden, they are ready. Let them cool a little before you take them out of the forms. I also like to drizzle them with extra honey on top!
What I really like about these Apple Walnut Tartlets is that they are not too sweet, just the perfect amount. Of course, you can make them sweeter if you like. But don’t forget you can add more honey on top too.
So here you have it!
“Flaky buttery crust. Crunchy walnut honey filling with the cinnamon apples and extra honey on top!!! Match made in heaven!
And also I will really appreciate if you leave a comment bellow letting me know if you have tried it or have any questions.
Apple Walnut Tartlets
- Rolling Pin
- 150 g AP Flour
- 1/4 t Salt
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 70 g Cold Butter
- 30 g Melted butter for the apples
- 3-4 tbsp Ice cold water
- 50 g Walnuts
- 25 g Honey
- 1/2 Apple
- 1/2 t Cinnamon for the apples
- Sift the flow into a bowl. Add the salt and sugar. Mix.
- Chop the butter into cubes.
- Mix the butter with the flour using your hand. Work quickly, you don't want the butter to get too soft. It's ok if you have bigger pieces of butter, the texture should be somewhat coarse. Add the cold water to the mix, a little at a time. You just need enough for the mixture to come together and hold a shape.
- Press the dough into a disk about 1 inch(2½cm) thick. Wrap it in parchment paper and transfer it to the freezer for about 20-30min. Till almost frozen but still being able to shape it.
- While the dough is chilling, chop the walnuts and mix with the honey. Set aside.
- Pre-butter the tartlets forms with a little bit of the melted butter. The size of the forms is 3 inches(7-8cm)
- Slice the apples and mix with the melted butter and cinnamon. Set aside.
- When the dough has chilled. Take it out and shape it into a log.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F).
- Cut the log into 6 pieces about 1¼(3cm) thick.
- Press each dough piece into the forms. Poke the bottom of the dough with a fork.
- Fill the forms with the walnut honey mix, by pressing it down firmly.
- And top them off with the sliced apples. Sprinkle sugar on top. I like to use brown sugar, but any type will work.
- Arrange them into a baking tray and bake for about 30min on the middle rack. Once the edges of the tartlets are turning golden and the apples are starting to brown, they are ready.
- Pull them out of the oven and let them cool for few minutes before you remove the forms.
- Drizzle with extra honey on top and enjoy!