Apple tartlets with chocolate and caramel sauce

With some left over apples and spare time. Just tried pairing some apples with chocolate in a tart. Half of the apples were poached to give a different texture and flavour. Turned out to be quite yummy and all the Sweet tooths out there would definitely love this!

Makes: 6 tartlets

Total time: 45 minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 box store bought pie dough
  • 3 apples peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cups honey vodka
  • 1 cinnamon stick

For the caramel (check out my caramel recipe to learn how to make it)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 85g butter
  • 120 ml whipping cream

For the chocolate ganache

  • 100g chocolate
  • 100g whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon butter


Methods

  1. Place half the apples in a pot with the vodka, half the sugar, and the cinnamon stick.
  2. Add in some water till the apples are just covered and bring to a simmer for about 8 minutes till the apples are ready.( make sure it is not too muchy)
  3. Remove the apples and set aside for assembly.
  4. In another bowl, toss the remaining apples with lemon juice, sugar and ground cinnamon.
  5. For the tartlet crust, preheat the oven to 180 degrees 
  6. Grease your muffin tins and place the dough.
  7. Use your fingers to for a well in the middle of the dough and carefully shape it into a tartlet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes till the edges are golden in colour.
  9. Tip the cookings onto a clean towel and leave to cool for 10 minutes.



For the chocolate ganache 

  1. Add the chocolate, cream and butter in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Remove and stir with a wooden spoon.
  3. Keep repeating this process till the chocolate is complety melted and combined.
  4. Set aside to cool.


To Assemble

  1. Add the ganache in the tartlet
  2. Add in 2 if each apples and top with some caramel sauce.
    You could half an apple and poach it in the same liquid and place it on the tartlet. ( Optional)
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