Maple- Apple Tartlets

What do you do with 65 apples?

We took a fabulous drive up into the local mountains of Julian yesterday, where they celebrate apples every Fall season. It was a cloudy and drizzly sort of day... the best for picking apples in an apple orchard.

Over 20 years in San Diego and this was my first time picking my own. I can't imagine why I've waited so long. I'm glad I was able to share this with my son at such an young age. He's bound and determined to do this every year now (and so am I)!

We browsed apple recipes and found what looked to be a good one in a new cookbook that I received the other day- Eat Feed Autumn Winter: 30 Ways to Celebrate When the Mercury Drops. This one caught my eye simply because I'm a sucker for seasonal cookbooks. There are several fresh, new ideas for seasonal recipes that appeal to me. I can tell I'll be using this cookbook quite a lot over the next few months. Our choice on this day: Maple Apple Tartlets.

Sliced apple is placed onto a rectangle of puffed pastry, sprinkled with cinnamon/sugar and drizzled with butter.

These apple tartlets were a huge hit with my family. They would be even more wonderful topped with a bit of sweetened whipped cream or a mini-scoop of Vanilla Bean ice cream. SO easy to make, the result is an alarmingly delicious and inviting dessert. This one invited me to eat it rather quickly.

A few dabbles of maple syrup on top ensures that you have most of the fall flavors covered at one time.

Just 62 apples to go...

This recipe can be found HERE.

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