Apple Cider & Cheddar Tartlets

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 70min
Serves 12
2 tsp
unsalted butter
10 mL
1/2 cup
brown sugar, firmly packed, divided
125 mL
2
large Compliments McIntosh Apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
0
1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon, divided
2 mL
4 cups
Sweet Apple Cider
1 L
2 tsp
Cider Vinegar
10 mL
1/2 pkg
puff pastry, thawed but very cold
200 g
1/4 cup
shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
60 mL
1 tartlet
calories
180
fat
6 g
saturated fat
3 g
carbs
30 g
protein
2 g
cholestrol
10 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
75 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar and stir until smooth. Add apple and cook on medium-low heat until pieces are slightly softened but still hold their shape, 5 to 7 min. Stir in 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of cinnamon. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  2. In the same saucepan, add apple cider, cider vinegar and remaining sugar and cinnamon and heat on medium until sugar dissolves. Turn heat to low and simmer until cider mixture is syrupy and reduced to about 3/4 cup (175 mL), approx 25 min.

  3. Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry into a 14 x 14-in. (35 x 35 cm) square. Use a knife or pizza wheel to cut pastry into 12 rectangular pieces by slicing 4 horizontal rows and 3 vertical rows. Place cut pastry pieces into a greased 12-cup muffin tin, lining bottoms and sides. Use a fork to prick the bottoms a few times. Spoon cooked apple into pastry cups. Bake 15 min. or until golden brown. When cool enough to handle, remove tartlets from tin, drizzle with cider syrup and sprinkle with cheese. Serve hot or cold.