Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Friday Treat! Betties (Apple Betty Tarts)

Happy Friday!

Our weather can change dramatically in Vancouver, and yesterday’s
surprise snow flurries were certainly no exception!

After donning my woolies, I took advantage of the cooler weather and
baked this warming treat.  I had 1 apple and 1  4-oz container of applesauce,
and came up with these little grated-apple tarts, topped with a cinnamony
oatmeal crumb topping – they turned out like little Apple Betties in a tart shell.


Betties (Apple Betty Tarts)

Filling:

4 oz of sweetened applesauce (or 1 individual 4-oz serving cup)
1 medium apple, grated (Granny Smith or Newton is best)
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp cinnamon
4 – 3” tart shells

Topping:

2 tbsp quick-cooking or instant oats
1 tsp butter or margarine
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
tiny pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400.  Fill tart shells full and place on a
baking sheet or in a heatproof pie dish.  Bake for 15 minutes
while assembling the topping.

Combine the topping ingredients and rub in the butter.
Top the tarts with the oatmeal mixture (approximately 1 tbsp per tart),
press gently down to secure the topping, and put back in the oven for
30 – 40 more minutes.  Makes 4 -  3" tarts. 

Cool on a rack if you can wait that long!  I did have one almost straight
out of the oven, all hot and crumbly!  -Well, by that time it was midnight - LOL!

-A very happy weekend to all!

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