This is one of my fall favorite quick recipes to use those lovely little red apples my backyard tree provides! It's beautiful but also tasty - a great treat or dessert to make for company or bring to a party.

Rita Spangler
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cut puff pastry into 12 equally-sized squares and arrange on a baking sheet.

  • Dip apple slices in lemonade and place diagonally onto each puff pastry square; top each with 1 pat butter. Sprinkle superfine sugar over each square.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tartlet edges are golden, about 12 minutes.

  • Bring apricot jam to boil a saucepan; cook and stir until jam is thinned, 1 to 2 minutes. Brush jam onto warm tartlets; sprinkle each with sugar crystals.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; 19.7 g total fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 109 mg sodium. 43.8 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2016
I diced 2 apples soaked them in orange juice and made 24 phyllo cups instead of 12 flat sqares (cut the sheets into 12 and used a half thickness to form the cups in a mini muffin tin). I used about a pea-size cube of butter and drizzled with Cherry preserves (with a splash of OJ to help thin it). Flavor combo was on point and used ingredients that I had. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2015
Not quite what I was hoping for Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2016
I diced 2 apples soaked them in orange juice and made 24 phyllo cups instead of 12 flat sqares (cut the sheets into 12 and used a half thickness to form the cups in a mini muffin tin). I used about a pea-size cube of butter and drizzled with Cherry preserves (with a splash of OJ to help thin it). Flavor combo was on point and used ingredients that I had. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2016
I diced 2 apples soaked them in orange juice and made 24 phyllo cups instead of 12 flat sqares (cut the sheets into 12 and used a half thickness to form the cups in a mini muffin tin). I used about a pea-size cube of butter and drizzled with Cherry preserves (with a splash of OJ to help thin it). Flavor combo was on point and used ingredients that I had. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2016
Delicious. Easy to make nice presentation. Made exactly as instructed; will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2015
Really awesome. But in my usual cooking style even though I'm not a baker I had to make some revisions. First instead of lemonade I tossed the apple slices in lemon juice with some cinnamon and brown sugar - not much. I put only a little bit of butter on top and when it came out of the oven drizzled less than a teaspoon of no sugar added (warmed on the stove) apricot jam. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2016
We loved it! I ended up using peach preserves instead of apricot because that is what I had on hand.Big hit at our party! Such a buttery sweet taste! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2014
This was very good. I always have apples on hand and I had to use up some puff pastry. I only needed 3 apples for both sheets and I used granny smiths. I also subbed cran-lemonade and raspberry jam- it was what I had on hand. I had to add 7 more minutes to the baking process and up the temp to 375. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2018
we made it. very easy assembly. my 12 year old son made it. very easy and crowd pleasing recipe. Easy recipe for kids. We also made 2 rattlers with plums. turned out very yummy. we got a suggestion of adding cheese to the puff pastry. will try it next time. definitely a keeper. love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2019
I did substitute Splenda for sugar as my husband is a diabetic. Otherwise followed recipe and it turned out great. It was a nice treat for my husband who doesn't get a lot of desserts anymore. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2014
Didn't turn out so great I think because the butter pays I used were probably too big so it took almost double the time to bake. Would be better if the pastry were drier. The taste was good if you like apricot preserves. I do but my family did not. Maybe an apple flavored preserve would be better for them. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2019
Easy recipe and the dessert was good! I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the sugar before sprinkling the mixture over the tartlets prior to baking. I also used peach preserves because that's all I could find at the store. I added cinnamon and a little sugar to the preserves as well. Nice and flaky crust paired nicely with the thinly sliced apples. I only used 2 apples and just over a 13 ounce puff pastry split into 16 rectangles. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2015
Not quite what I was hoping for Read More