“‘We make a goat cheese and apple tart at the bakery,’ he says. ‘Bet that’s expensive,’ I say. ‘Too expensive for my family to eat. Unless it’s gone very stale.” ~The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Honey, Goat Cheese, and Apple Tarts
16 frozen puff pastry shells, thawed
1 egg, beaten
5 ounces soft goat cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup honey
4 medium Pink Lady or Cortland apples, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
3 tablespoons salted butter
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil two baking sheets.
- Place 8 of the thawed puff pastry shells on each of the oiled baking sheets. Brush each shell with beaten egg.
- Bake shells for 10 minutes.
- While shells are baking, mix cheese, lemon juice, sugar, 1 tablespoon of the honey, and salt in a bowl. Pour cheese mixture into a Ziploc bag. Cut the bottom edge of the bag, creating a makeshift piping bag, and squeeze mixture atop each prebaked pastry shell.
- Place apple slices atop cheese. Mix butter and 1/2 cup of the honey in a small bowl; brush over apples and tart. Sprinkle with allspice.
- Bake tarts until apples are tender and pastry is lightly golden, about 15-20 minutes. While still warm, place tarts on plates. Drizzle some of remaining honey over each and serve warm.