Apple Pastry Tarts with Cream Sauce

So, this is a recipe I found in Cuisine Tonight For Two.  I actually made four of them and they turned out delicious!  They were not the quickest thing to throw together, but definitely worth the time and effort.  Yummy!  Enjoy.

Apple Pastry Tarts:

1 frozen puff pastry sheet thawed

1 T. butter

4 small granny smith apples, peeled and chopped

3 T. apple liqueur or brandy

2 T. brown sugar

1 t. cinnamon

1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

1 T. honey

Sauce:

1 cup heavy cream

2 T. brown sugar

2 t. cinnamon

3 T. apple liqueur or brandy

Preheat oven to 425.  Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.  Cut the pastry sheet into 4 squares.  Fold each square into a triangle (see pics below).  Cut a 1/2″ wide band  from the edge, but leave attached to the inside corner; transfer to prepared baking sheet.  Unfold triangles.  Fold the outer corners over to the opposite inside corners.  Pierce insides with a fork.  Bake until golden brown, about 13 minutes.

For the filling, heat butter in a skillet.  Add apples, liqueur, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Cook apple until tender, about 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mascarpone and honey.  Set aside.

While apples are cooking, Boil cream for sauce, brown sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan until reduced by half, about 8 minutes.  Stir in liqueur.

Divide the mascarpone between the pastry shells.  Spoon apple mixure over the mascarpone and drizzle with the sauce.

Don’t even ask me how many calories or fat are in this dish.  All I know is that it was well worth it, they tasted divine!

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