Apple Crumble Tarts

Apples with cinnamon and sugar, covered in a delicious crumble served in a flaky pie crust! These are delicious tarts!

~ Gluten & Dairy Free ~

About 1 dozen tarts or 1 pie crust

Pastry Ingredients: 

1/4 cup cold vegetable shortening

1/3 cup cold Original Earth Vegan Buttery Sticks

4 tbsp cold water

1 egg, whisked

1/2 tsp vinegar

1 tbsp white sugar

1 1/2 cup white rice flour

1/4 tsp salt (Himalayan if you have it)

1/2 tsp xanthan gum

Filling Ingredients:

7 apples

1/2 cup water

2 tsp cinnamon

4 tbsp brown sugar

4 tbsp white sugar

Ingredients for the crumble:

11/4 cup gluten-free oats

2 1/2 tbsp gluten-free flour blend

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp vegan butter 

3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1)  Put cold butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, using two knives to cut the butter into little pieces. Add the cold water and set it in the freezer for 5 minutes.

2) Beat eggs and put them into a stand blender or mixing bowl. Then add vinegar and cold water and blend. Then add butter and shortening. 

3) In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Then fold into the wet ingredients. Blend until it forms a dough. Do not over blend. 

4) Next, form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes.

5) To make tarts: Line a muffin pan. Using a scoop that is about 1 tbsp, scoop the cold pastry into a ball and place dough balls in the muffin pan. Using a small press, press down on each ball so that it starts to line the muffin cup. You can sprinkle a little rice flour over the dough if it is sticking to the press. Try to make the bottom as thin as possible. Continue to smooth the pastry to form the sides of the tart. 

6) Once all tart shells are done, cover the pan with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 10 minutes.

 

7) To make the apple filling, put all the ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil then let simmer for 8 minutes. The apples will have softened.

8) Take the shells out of the fridge.  Then use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the apple filling and pour it into the tart shells. Try to leave some room at the top, not filling all the way. 

9) To make the crumble: 

10) Bake at 375 degrees for about 18-20 minutes. Bake until apples are tender and crumble is golden. 

Enjoy these Apple Crumble Tarts!

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