Sunday, November 7, 2010

Taffy Apple Tartlets from Pampered Chef


Sorry that I haven't posted for the last couple days! I was feeling a little under the weather so I wasn't very creative...perhaps I should have just posted a picture of me laying on the couch so you could know what I was up to!

I did feel better today and was even able to cook a normal Sunday dinner and dessert too! My daughters are really into the Fancy Nancy books so tonight we made a "Fancy" dessert. (I've convinced my 4 year old that any finger food is fancy. Sometimes we eat cheese or fruit with toothpicks...because that makes it fancy!) Also, if you have girls and you've never read Fancy Nancy...you must check one out! They are awesomely funny books!

I had a pampered chef party a few weeks ago and this was the recipe that the lady taught us to make! They were really yummy and my 4 year old wanted to help me make them tonight. They are really kid friendly to make and like I said before they're "fancy"! Hope you enjoy too!

Pampered Chef Taffy Apple Tartlets
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
2 Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup butterscotch sauce
1/2 cup caramel sauce
2 T. Flour
1 package refrigerated pie crusts (you'll need both pie crusts) softened according to package directions.
12 caramels, unwrapped and cut in half

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop peanuts and set aside. (I use the Pampered Chef food chopper and it totally rocks! Just FYI) Coarsely chop apples and place in a microwave safe bowl. Combine apples with 1/2 cup of the butterscotch caramel sauce and the flour. Mix well. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Stir and let sit.

Unroll one pie crust and cut into 12 circles about 2.5 inches in diameter. (I used the top of the pampered chef measure all cup if you have one or you can use a small glass). Repeat with second pie crust. Push circles into a mini-muffin pan making sure to ruffle the edges...that makes it "fancy" :-)

Cut each caramel in half and place one half in each tartlet shell. Spoon apple mixture evenly into each shell. Sprinkle with peanuts. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until edges of crust are golden. Remove from pan onto cooling rack. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup caramel sauce!



Well, thats all for tonight! Since we were up at 6 with daylight savings and all, I am ready to crash! Have a great night and hopefully you can still get some rest even though you may be craving mini apple pies now!

3 comments:

  1. Those look yummy! And fancy!

    So I need a tutorial on my Pampered Chef chopper. I never use it because a knife is workin' better for me at this point. I suspect user error. :-P

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  2. Those look so yummy! I'd sad that I didn't make it to your party. My kids love fancy food -- thanks for the reminder about eating food w/toothpicks!

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  3. Beth- Once you get into using your chopper you will love it! I promise!

    Jenny- I can totally picture Jack eating his food with a toothpick! We will have to do a fancy lunch for the kids sometimes!

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