An incredible combination of flavors, these Apple Peanut Butter Tarts have it all. Puff pastry encases peanut butter, topped with diced apples, a dab of apple butter and peanuts. Baked to a golden delicious, no pun intended, finish, these are the best little desserts that deliver big on flavor. www.keviniscooking.com
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Apple Peanut Butter Tarts

An incredible combination of flavors, these Apple Peanut Butter Tarts have it all. Puff pastry encases peanut butter, topped with diced apples, a dab of apple butter and peanuts. Adapted from Bon Appetite - Apple and Nut-Butter Puff Pastry Tarts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple tart recipe, peanut butter tart recipe, puff pastry apple tart recipe
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 cup large Honey Crisp apple diced (approx. 1 )
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice approx. 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pasty thawed
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp apple butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  • Peel, core and dice apple in 1/4 “ pieces. In a small bowl toss apple with lemon juice, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured surface into a 12” square. Cut into thirds and each strip into thirds again for 9 squares.
  • Place a teaspoon of peanut butter in the center of each pastry square, then tablespoon of apples and then 1 teaspoon of apple butter over top. Top with peanuts and dot with butter. Place each pastry square into a well greased muffin pan.
  • Beat egg and 1 tsp. water in a small bowl and brush pastry edges with egg wash. Let chill in freezer 10 minutes.
  • Bake tarts until puff pastry is golden, 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue to bake until pastry is deep golden brown and apples are tender, another 5 minutes. Serve dusted with powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.4g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 2.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10.1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 27.5mg | Sodium: 79.8mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 6.3g