Spiced Apple Cups

By: Circulon Culinary Team

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Ingredients

2 tbsp of Butter
3 Crisp fall seasonal apples peeled, cored and diced
Pinch Salt
2 tsp of Cinnamon Ground(separated)
1 Lemon zested and juiced
3 tbsp of Maple Syrup Grade B (separated)
1 4 oz pkg of Almonds Slivered
8 oz of Mascarpone cheese
12 2.5 oz of Tart shells such as Dufour Pastry Cups

Directions

For the Apple Filling 

  1. Toast the almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat, or on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 degrees, until just golden brown
  2. Heat an open skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add 2 tbsp of butter.
  3. 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.
  4. Add 2 tbsp grade B maple syrup, toss in with cooked apples to glaze.

For the DuFour Pastry Cups 

  1. Bake to package directions.

For the Sweetened Mascarpone 

  1. Mix 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp grade B maple syrup into 8 oz package of mascarpone.
  2. Put mascarpone in a re-sealable zipper storage bag and cut corner for piping.
  3. Fill tart shells half way with mascarpone mixture.
  4. Spoon the cooked spiced apple mixture into cups and top with slivered almonds