The "Real Woman's" Workout
When you're busy with a growing family, it's hard to fit in fitness. But that may be because you are overlooking many opportunities right in front of you. Mother of four, Carrie Myers Smith, explains how you can get fit by doing ordinary things.
Instead of a whole pie, try making bite-size tarts. The diminutive desserts cook quicker and are automatically portion controlled. Plus, they're easier to make for a crowd, and there's no need for a fork and plate.
This recipe only costs about $3.50 to make--but you save money by buying sheets of phyllo dough and making your own tart shells (see directions for more information).
24 phyllo dough tart shells 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1 lemon, juiced 2 T butter, unsalted 4 T brown sugar 1/2 c caramel ice cream topping 1/2 c whipped cream (optional--nutrition info NOT included)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tart shells on a baking tray. Combine lemon juice and apples in a mixing bowl. In a cast iron or heavy skillet, heat the butter until frothy. Add brown sugar and cook until dark in color; about 1-2 minutes. Add apples and toss. Transfer apples to the tart shells. Bake 6-7 minutes. Allow to cool slightly; top with sauce and whipped cream (optional--nutrition info NOT included).
To make your own tart shells:Spray 24 mini muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Remove phyllo dough from packaging. Slice into 1 inch strips then cut each strip into 2 inch segments. Using 3 layers at a time, fill the cups, spraying cooking spray between each layer. Repeat process three times.
Serving Size: two filled shells with 1 teaspoon caramel sauce.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEF_MEG.
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