These hand-held cups not only take less time to make than a full-size strudel but also result in less mess for guests. Use sweet-tart baking apples for the best flavour.
Prep time20 minutes
Total time1 hour & 15 minutes
(such as Northern Spy, Braeburn, Gala or Golden Delicious), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
frozen phyllo pastry
Per piece: about
Total fat11 g
Saturated fat5 g
Total carbohydrate33 g
In large skillet, melt half of the butter over medium heat; cook apples, stirring often, until tender, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in almonds, honey, lemon juice and salt. Scrape into bowl; refrigerate until lukewarm, about 20 minutes.
In small microwaveable bowl, microwave remaining butter until melted. Place 1 sheet of the phyllo on work surface; keep remaining sheets covered with damp towel (to prevent drying out). Lightly brush phyllo with some of the remaining butter. Top with second sheet of the phyllo; lightly brush with some of the remaining butter. Repeat with remaining phyllo and some of the remaining butter. Halve layers lengthwise; cut crosswise into thirds to make 6 squares.
Press 1 square into bottom and up side of each well of 6-count muffin pan, leaving overhang. Divide apple mixture among cups; fold overhang over top of filling. Brush tops of phyllo with remaining butter. Bake in 350°F oven until golden, 28 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes; transfer to serving plates. Dust with icing sugar.
Make your own delectable custardy tarts instead of buying them. We've subbed in the very Canadian ingredient maple syrup for the more common corn syrup. Plus, we've included variations on the classic, with chocolate and pecans instead of raisins.
Portion size12 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: July 2013
(No. 1 medium grade)
Sour Cream Pastry:
1 1/4 cup
Per serving: about
Total fat15 g
Saturated fat7 g
Total carbohydrate35 g
Sour Cream Pastry: In bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter and lard until in fine crumbs with a few larger pieces. Whisk water with sour cream; drizzle over flour mixture, tossing briskly with fork and adding more water if necessary to form ragged dough. Press into disc; wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to generous 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Using 4-inch (10 cm) round cutter, cut out 12 circles, rerolling and cutting scraps. Fit into 12 muffin cups; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, eggs, vinegar and salt. Divide walnuts, currants and raisins among pastry shells. Spoon scant 1/4 cup filling into each shell.
Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until filling is set and pastry is golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Run thin knife around edges to release tarts. Let cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in single layer in airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours.)
Cauliflower purée adds velvety texture without the need for whipping cream, resulting in a lighter, healthier chowder. Be sure to remove the vent from your blender lid and cover the hole with a tea towel to relieve any pressure caused by blending the hot soup.
Portion size6 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: October 2014
husked and kernels removed
cut in bite-size florets (about 6 cups)
sodium-reduced vegetable broth
1 1/2 cup
sweet red pepper
per serving: about
Total fat7 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate31 g
In Dutch oven or large heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion, garlic and 2 tsp of the thyme just until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in corn kernels, cauliflower, broth, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 8 minutes.
In blender, purée 4 cups of the soup until smooth; return to pot. Whisk milk with flour; stir into soup. Add red pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, just until red pepper is tender and soup is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Sprinkle with remaining thyme.
Change it up - Chicken and Cauliflower Corn Chowder: Stir in 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast along with the red pepper.