Posts Tagged ‘toffee’
Make & Eat These Tarts in Less Than an Hour!
When I asked my boyfriend what kind of dessert he wanted me to make last night he said apple pie, but I only had 3 apples in the fridge and at 7:30pm, I didn’t want to go out to the store. Then I remembered an episode of Sugar with Anna Olson that I saw recently where she made Apple Toffee Tarts which looked super easy! Unfortunately I couldn’t find the exact recipe that she prepared on her show, but nonetheless, my tarts turned out terrific! I especially love working with puff pastry because it’s easy and always tastes great, but the best part about making these tarts is that it doesn’t involve any apple chopping, only grating which took seconds! Both me and my boyfriend loved these and start to finish we were eating them in less than an hour…talk about an easy and quick dessert! Enjoy!
APPLE TOFFEE TARTS
1 1/2 cups peeled and grated apple
2 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pkg frozen puff pastry, thawed in the fridge (about 12 oz package)
3/4 cup toffee bits
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and grease muffin or mini muffin tins.
Toss grated apple with lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes. Squeeze out excess juices and toss apples with brown sugar and cinnamon.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry into a rectangle 18 x 12-inches. Cut out dough to line a muffin or mini muffin tin. Spoon a little apple filling in center of each square and top with toffee bits. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until puffed and a rich golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Transform Crackers into Chocolate Treats in under 30 Minutes!
When I tried this recipe several years ago, I thought it sounded really weird…weird because it’s made with soda crackers and chocolate. What a strange combination, I thought…until I tried them! When I made them again today, I fell in love all over again. The butter and sugar mixture transforms the crackers into sweet crunchy toffee goodness. The chocolate on top makes these taste like the candy bar Skor. Most importantly this recipe is the epitome of desserts…easy and quick! You can make these in under 30 minutes! Even though you’re supposed to wait until the chocolate cools and firms up, I couldn’t wait and still found them sweet and delicious when they were warm…although a little messy. I used toffee bits instead of walnuts because I didn’t have any…it worked out great but I think nuts would be even better. Let me know what you think!
SODA CRACKER COOKIES
35 soda crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (I used toffee bits)
1 cup packed brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 15 x 10 inch baking pan with foil and grease it well. Line the pan with soda crackers.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and cook stirring it until it dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Immediately pour mixture over the soda crackers.
Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until the mixture starts to bubble. Drop the chocolate chips over the hot cookies and let it set for a few minutes. Spread the chocolate evenly. Sprinkle with nuts. Let cool, then cut into bars.