Granny's Quick Apple Pies

These individual desserts can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
  • 3 cups peeled, cored, and sliced Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 (3 1/2-inch) prepared crumb tart shells
  • 6 tablespoons whipped topping

In 8-cup microwave-safe dish, combine apples, juice, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high (100 percent) 5 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring well after 3 minutes. Dissolve cornstarch in water and stir into apples. Microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Spoon into tart shells and cool. To serve, top each tart with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and, if desired, sprinkle lightly with additional cinnamon.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
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