Cosmic Crisp Mini Tarts

Cosmic Crisp Mini Tarts

Sweet, tart, juicy, firm. These traits make the Cosmic Crisp® super versatile in the kitchen.

Recipe Provided By: PVM


  • 3 Cosmic Crisp® apples, cored and halved
  • 2 refrigerated pre-rolled pie crusts
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves


*This recipe uses 3” tart pans.

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until ¼” thick, flatten any creases.
  3. Place tart pans on surface and cut 6 circles large enough to extend ¼” past rim of pan.
  4. Press circles into pans and trim any excess dough. Pierce the bottom with a fork 4 or 5 times, then transfer to freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. While dough chills, thinly slice each apple half, keeping the slices together so one half can go in each pan.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk, the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt together.
  7. Remove tart shells from the freezer and place a half apple in each, sprinkle one ⅙th of the sugar mixture over each apple and dot with 1-½ teaspoons of butter.
  8. Bake until shells are golden and apples are tender, 28 -36 minutes.
  9. Gently heat the apricot preserves and lightly brush onto the tops of apples while hot.
  10. Cool on a wire rack at least 10 minutes before serving.
  11. Serve with cinnamon-flavored whipped cream or ice cream