We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Apple Pie Tassies. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 3 hr to make this recipe. The Apple Pie Tassies recipe should make enough food for 24 cookies.
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Ingredients for Apple Pie Tassies
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup confectioners? sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 pound baking apples (such as Golden Delicious, Gala or Fuji), peeled and diced (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup water, if needed, plus 1 teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Directions for Apple Pie Tassies
- Make the dough: Beat the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until creamy, about 5 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the confectioners? sugar and salt until fluffy, about 1 more minute. Gradually beat in the flour until the dough comes together.
- Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times until smooth. Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a 12-inch-long rope. Cut each rope into 12 pieces. Roll the pieces into balls and put the balls in a 24-cup mini-muffin tin. Use your thumb to press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the cups, making the bottom slightly thinner than the sides. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, make the filling: Toss the apples, lemon juice, granulated sugar, apple pie spice and vanilla in a medium bowl. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the apple mixture and stir to coat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 20 minutes. There should be some liquid left in the skillet; if not, stir in 1/4 cup water.
- Mix the cornstarch and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl; stir into the apple mixture and bring to a boil. Cook until thick and bubbling, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl to cool, about 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Divide the apple mixture evenly among the muffin cups. Bake, rotating the pan halfway through, until the tassies are golden, about 30 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in the pan, then use an offset spatula to remove the tassies and transfer to a rack to cool completely. They will crisp as they cool.
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Categories in this Recipe
- Pie Recipes
- Cookie – A cookie is a baked or cooked snack or dessert that is typically small, flat and sweet. It usually contains flour, sugar, egg, and some type of oil, fat, or butter. It may include other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.In most English-speaking countries except for the United States, crunchy cookies are called biscuits. Many Canadians also use this term. Chewier biscuits are sometimes called cookies even in the United Kingdom. Some cookies may also be named by their shape, such as date squares or bars.Biscuit or cookie variants include sandwich biscuits, such as custard creams, Jammie Dodgers, Bourbons and Oreos, with marshmallow or jam filling and sometimes dipped in chocolate or another sweet coating. Cookies are often served with beverages such as milk, coffee or tea and sometimes “dunked”, an approach which releases more flavour from confections by dissolving the sugars, while also softening their texture. Factory-made cookies are sold in grocery stores, convenience stores and vending machines. Fresh-baked cookies are sold at bakeries and coffeehouses, with the latter ranging from small business-sized establishments to multinational corporations such as Starbucks.
- Apple Recipes
- Fruit – In botany, a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants that is formed from the ovary after flowering.Fruits are the means by which flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) disseminate their seeds. Edible fruits in particular have long propagated using the movements of humans and animals in a symbiotic relationship that is the means for seed dispersal for the one group and nutrition for the other; in fact, humans and many animals have become dependent on fruits as a source of food. Consequently, fruits account for a substantial fraction of the world’s agricultural output, and some (such as the apple and the pomegranate) have acquired extensive cultural and symbolic meanings.In common language usage, “fruit” normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures (or produce) of plants that typically are sweet or sour and edible in the raw state, such as apples, bananas, grapes, lemons, oranges, and strawberries. In botanical usage, the term “fruit” also includes many structures that are not commonly called “fruits”, such as nuts, bean pods, corn kernels, tomatoes, and wheat grains.
- Sugar – Sugar is the generic name for sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. Simple sugars, also called monosaccharides, include glucose, fructose, and galactose. Compound sugars, also called disaccharides or double sugars, are molecules made of two monosaccharides joined by a glycosidic bond. Common examples are sucrose (glucose + fructose), lactose (glucose + galactose), and maltose (two molecules of glucose). Table sugar, granulated sugar, and regular sugar refer to sucrose, a disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose. In the body, compound sugars are hydrolysed into simple sugars.Longer chains of monosaccharides (>2) are not regarded as sugars, and are called oligosaccharides or polysaccharides. Starch is a glucose polymer found in plants, and is the most abundant source of energy in human food. Some other chemical substances, such as glycerol and sugar alcohols, may have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugar.Sugars are found in the tissues of most plants. Honey and fruit are abundant natural sources of simple sugars. Sucrose is especially concentrated in sugarcane and sugar beet, making them ideal for efficient commercial extraction to make refined sugar. In 2016, the combined world production of those two crops was about two billion tonnes. Maltose may be produced by malting grain. Lactose is the only sugar that cannot be extracted from plants. It can only be found in milk, including human breast milk, and in some dairy products. A cheap source of sugar is corn syrup, industrially produced by converting corn starch into sugars, such as maltose, fructose and glucose.Sucrose is used in prepared foods (e.g. cookies and cakes), is sometimes added to commercially available processed food and beverages, and may be used by people as a sweetener for foods (e.g. toast and cereal) and beverages (e.g. coffee and tea). The average person consumes about 24 kilograms (53 lb) of sugar each year, with North and South Americans consuming up to 50 kilograms (110 lb) and Africans consuming under 20 kilograms (44 lb).As sugar consumption grew in the latter part of the 20th century, researchers began to examine whether a diet high in sugar, especially refined sugar, was damaging to human health. Excessive consumption of sugar has been implicated in the onset of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and tooth decay. Numerous studies have tried to clarify those implications, but with varying results, mainly because of the difficulty of finding populations for use as controls that consume little or no sugar. In 2015, the World Health Organization recommended that adults and children reduce their intake of free sugars to less than 10%, and encouraged a reduction to below 5%, of their total energy intake.
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