My Fall denial is waning. I'm officially embracing the season. The proof is in this recipe I whipped up last weekend.
In creating these German mini apple tarts, it wasn't enough to make them small and cute. I went overboard and made them apple shaped. Bring on the Fall.
These tarts are roughly four inches in diameter. Of the thousands of cookie cutters I have stashed in undisclosed locations, I could not seem to locate my large apple shaped one. I improvised by using the bottom of a small round spring form pan to cut circles out of the dough and then shaped them into apples with my fingers.
Of course, these are just as delicious if you skip creating the apple shapes and bake them in mini tart pans.
I used raw chopped pecans to scatter over the tops of the tarts. Feel free to swap them out for your favorites kind.