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{Apple Tarts}

You may have heard the nursery rhyme:

“The Queen of HeArTs

She made some tarts

All on a summer’s day.”


This is my version of Apple Tarts!!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  • 2 Pie Crusts
  • 1 stick of butter {2 tbsp/tart}
  • 12 tbsp. Sugar {3 tbsp/tart}
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 4 tbsp. flour {1 tbsp/tart}
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples Or Apples Of Your Choice {1/2 apple/tart}

This recipe makes about 4 small TaRtS.

Cut out tarts.

Save the leftover pie crust for cut-outs to put on pie.

Place pie crust in tart tins.

Peel, core, and slice AppLeS.  Add apples to each tart.

Add sugar to tarts.

Add CinNaMoN to tarts.

Add butter to tarts.

Add flour to tarts.

Cut out tart tops.

Brush top of tarts with MiLk.

Cut out shapes for tarts.

Place cutouts on tarts.

Brush tarts with milk.

SpRiNkLe tarts with sugar.

(And cinnamon if you wish!)

Place tarts on a lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Voila!!  Yummy-licious!!



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All-American Easy Apple Pie


This recipe is as traditional as Baseball, Apple-Pie, and 4th Of July!


12-13 Granny Smith Apples – Or The Apples Of Your Choice

1 Stick Of Butter


6 Tbsp Flour (for thickening)

2 Pie Crusts

1 Cup Sugar and Sugar To Sprinkle On Crust

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees

Peel Apples

Enlist help!

This is the most time consuming aspect of making this pie!!

Slice apples.

This will seem like a ridulously insane amount of apples.

It is.Place pie crust in pie plate.

We will make this pie in three layers.

Layer One…

Add 1/3 of the apples.

This recipe is so simple your kids can help.

If you consider yourself a novice baker you now have no excuse!

As you’ll see, my 5-year old makes this entire pie!!

Layer One…

Add about 1/3 of the butter

Layer One…

Add cinnamon (as much or as little as you like).

Layer One…

Add 1/3 of the sugar.

Layer One…

Sprinkle 2 Tbsp of flour.

Repeat these steps for Layer Two…

And then do the same for Layer Three…

This is what the pie will look like after Layer Three has been added.

You definitely will get the “Biggest Bang For Your Buck” when it comes to apples in this pie!!

Cover pie with crust.

It probably won’t fit.

No worries. =)

You will have to stretch it a bit.

Use water to adhere pie crusts together.

This will hopefully keep the butter from oozing out during the baking process!

Adhere pie crusts.

Gently stretch the top pie crust so that it meets up with the bottom crust.

Using your fingers wet the pie crust edges and press together.

Water acts as a glue.

Brush the top of the pie with milk.

A pastry brush works great!

Sprinkle with sugar.

Or douse with sugar.

Whichever you prefer

 Vent with a knife.

Make pretty designs.

Sign your name if you wish.

Cover with tin foil.

Place on a cookie sheet also covered with tin foil.

Bake with tinfoil on pie for 30 minutes.

Take off tin foil.

Continue to bake pie for an additional 40 minutes.

Or until apples are bubbling.

Finished Product!


Add Ice-Cream.

F.Y.I.  I love Vanilla Bean.


Thanks for the inspiration, Jill!


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