Spiced Apple Cups

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Spiced Apple Cups
MC
Meyer Canada

Servings:
12 Servings
Prep time:
00:20
Cook time:
00:08
1 Rating
5

By the Circulon Culinary Team A rich seasonal pastry made with crisp fall apples, toasted almonds, and mascarpone cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 crisp fall seasonal apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (separated)
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup Grade B (separated)
  • 1 4 ounce package almonds slivered
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese
  • 12 2.5 ounces tart shells such as DuFour Pastry Cups

Instructions

  1. APPLE FILLING

    Toast the almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat, or on a sheet pan in the oven at 350°F, until just golden brown.
    Heat an open skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add 2 tablespoons of butter.
    Add the apples and sauté until the liquid is released and they are golden brown, about 5-8 minutes. Season with salt and cinnamon. Add zest and juice from lemon. Reduce heat to medium-low.
    Add 2 tablespoons grade B maple syrup, toss in with cooked apples to glaze.
  2. DUFOUR PASTRY CUPS

    Bake to package directions.

    SWEETENED MASCARPONE
    Mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon grade B maple syrup into 8 ounce package of mascarpone.
    Put mascarpone in a re-sealable zipper storage bag and cut corner for piping.
    Fill tart shells half way with mascarpone mixture.
    Spoon the cooked spiced apple mixture into cups and top with slivered almonds.