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Miniature Apple Crumbles

Miniature Apple Crumbles

1 cup mascarpone cheese  

1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and divided   

 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour  

2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts  

1/4 teaspoon plus 1 pinch salt, divided  

5 cups peeled, chopped green apple  

1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar  

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon  

1 large egg  

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract  

Cinnamon Crumble (see Download for recipe) 

 Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease 2 (24-cup) mini muffin pans, and set aside.

In a large bowl and using an electric mixer at medium-high speed, combine mascarpone and 1/2 cup butter. Beat until well blended. Add flour, walnuts, and 1 pinch salt. Beat until dough just comes together. Roll dough into 32 (1-inch) balls, and press into bottoms and up sides of prepared muffin pans. Set aside. 

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine apple, brown sugar, remaining 3 tablespoons butter, and cinnamon. Cook until apple is soft, about 6 minutes. Using a potato masher, mash apple mixture until mixture is the consistency of chunky applesauce. Remove from heat, and cool for 15 minutes. Add egg, vanilla extract, and remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. 

Spoon apple mixture evenly into prepared dough cups, and sprinkle tops evenly with Cinnamon Crumble. 

Bake for 15 minutes, or until crusts and tops are golden. Let cool completely in pans set on a wire rack.  

Pictured with Cinnamon Crumble 


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