*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         CHEESE AND APPLE TARTLETS
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Pastry:
    2       c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   c            Unsalted butter, cut in
                         -small pieces
    5       tb           Ice water (or 6 tb)
                         Apple filling:
    1 1/4   lb           Cooking apples, peeled,
                         -cored and coarsely chopped
    8       ts           Sugar
   16       ts           Shredded cheddar cheese
 
   Pastry:  Combine flour and salt in large bowl.  With a pastry blender
   or 2 knives cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
   Gradually sprinkle with ice water, tossing with a fork until all is
   moistened. Gather dough into a ball.  Divide dough in half.  Form
   each ball into a square.  Wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
   
   Assemble:  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Cut each dough square in
   quarters.  On lightly floured surface, roll out each pastry piece to a
   5-inch circle.  Press pastry rounds into 4-inch tartlet pans.  Trim
   edge. Set pans on baking sheet.  Spoon chopped apples evenly in
   pastry shells. Sprinkle each with 1 ts sugar.  Bake at 425 degrees F
   for 20 minutes until pastry is lightly browned and apple is tender.
   Remove from oven. Sprinkle each tartlet with 2 ts cheese.  Bake at
   425 degrees F for 5 minutes until cheese is golden brown.  Serve hot
   or cold.
  
 
 
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