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Author Notes: We love apples and this has just the right amount of tartness and sweetness. It's so easy and uses my favorite pre-made ingredient, puffed pastry, which I always keep on hand.. Your house will smell amazing! —BerryBaby
- 2 Granny Smith apples = 2 c. sliced
- 1 Pepperidge Farms pastry sheet
- 1/2 Fresh lemon juice from one lemon
- 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground clove (optional)
- 1 tablespoon White granulated sugar(divided)
- 1 tablespoon Sweet butter (divided)
- 1/4 cup Dried cranberries (re-hydrated)
- Powder sugar (optional
- Prepare cookie sheet, line with parchment paper.
- Remove thawed dough (thaw overnight IN REFRIGERATOR).
- Cut into four pieces and place each piece on parchment and return to refrigerator to keep cold.
- Slice apples into 1/8-1/4" slices (your preference), place in bowl and toss with the lemon juice.
- Sprinkle in cinnamon and clove tossing to coat apples.
- Arrange apples slightly overlapping (see photo) on each pastry piece.
- Pinch the four corners to form a 'box' around the apples. The center of the sides should be pinched as well (like you would pinch a pie crust). This will keep it in 'box' shape.
- Sprinkle sugar equally over apple tarts.
- Re-hydrate cranberries in 1/2 c. water in microwave for one minute. Drain, pat dry.
- Tuck cranberries in between random pieces of apples (see photo)
- Divide butter into four pieces. Break butter into pea size pieces and dot apples. The butter will melt down into tartlets when baking.
- Optional: Dust with powder sugar before serving.
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