The other day, this douche on instagram said that he likes my food (along with other blogger’s food) but he doesn’t like how we toot our own horn about how good the food tastes. So I’m going to try the opposite. Here goes nothing: ‘Hey guys! This recipe isn’t really that good. It just tastes like pretty good apple pie. Wait, I’m going a little too crazy here. It’s just ok. That’s why I’m sharing these recipes on my blog. Because they aren’t that good. Just ok.’ Did that make you excited about the recipe? Did that make your mouth water and make you super pumped about trying the recipe? Eff no it didn’t. What an idiot. This recipe was awesome. Tooting my own horn or not, it’s a delicious recipe that makes you feel like you’re eating a mini apple pie.

Toot toot.

It hasn’t even hit Thanksgiving and I’m already freaking out about Christmas. I am the worst, THE WORST Christmas shopper. I don’t know if I’m just not thoughtful, but I truly never know what to get my friends and family. I feel like when you’re an adult who works hard to earn your own money, you don’t really need many things. If you want something, you buy it. Which makes things much tougher for purchasing gifts. What makes things worse is that I have incredibly thoughtful friends. Who remember little things I say. I think I’m just a bad listener.

Speaking of my thoughtful friends: #137 why I love being home – Girls night. When I’m home, I get to have Monday watchingthevoiceandjudgingchristinasoutfits night. It’s just wonderful. When women say they aren’t really friends with girls, it means girls don’t really like them. Because all girls need girlfriends. I’m a much happier and way more sane human being when I have my girlfriends to hang out with.  If you only hang out with dudes, then you probably need to pay for a shrink because girls listen to all your annoying issues that guys won’t even tough. Girls night is therapy night. Just facts of life. Oh, and chocolate night. Obviously.

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Apple Pie Tartlets

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  • Yield: 7-14* 1x



For the crust

For the toppings

  • 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil, if you prefer)
  • 3 cups apples, cored and cubed (330 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider (no sugar added)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the whipped cream

  • 1 (14 ounce) can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight (if you can find canned Coconut Cream at the store – get that)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place pecans in a food processor and pulse until they have broken down into a flour consistency.
  3. Add almond flour, coconut oil, egg, honey, vanilla extract, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and puree until is combines completely together (it will form a ball in the food processor).
  4. Using a mini muffin tin, use a cookie scoop to scoop out a ball of the crust mixture and place into 14 muffin tin holes.
  5. Using your thumbs and fingers, press the crust mixture down in the tin and up around the edges, creating a crevice for the apples to go in. Be sure not to break through the crust on the bottom. Repeat with all 14 muffins.
  6. Place a large pan over medium heat. Add butter (or coconut oil). Once butter has melted, add cubed apples and 1 tablespoon of apple cider. Let apples cook down for 8-10 minutes, until soft.
  7. Then add honey, lemon juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Mix to combine then remove from heat.
  8. Place a tablespoons or so of the apple mixture into each cup. Repeat with all 14 mini muffins.
  9. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  10. Let cool before removing from tin.
  11. In a bowl, add the coconut cream that sits on top of the coconut water and whip together vanilla extract and honey, using a fork until well combined. (leave behind the coconut water for shakes or whatever else)
  12. Place a tablespoon of coconut whipped cream on top. Serve immediately.


*Yields 14 tartlets

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  1. Melissa says:

    OMG!! They are awesome. Our team of Ironman Triathletes are coming over tonight for Paleo dinner…this is dessert…that is if they make it that long. Also making your bacon onion meatballs, pineapple avocado recipe and Asian noodle bowls. Your website is my favorite and I have lost 27lbs on Paleo and getting stronger for more Half Ironman triathlons this year. % stars all around 🙂

  2. Sara says:

    I really want to use pears! Is there anything I should change or is it a straight conversion?

    1. juli says:

      probably won’t need to cook as long in the pan

  3. laurie says:

    just wondering if there is a substitute for apple cider I wanted to make these but don’t have any cider

    1. juli says:

      apple juice

  4. Amy says:

    Just made these. They turned out great! I sprayed my pan with avacado oil and lined the bottoms with parchment. I pressed a corner of parchment into bottom of one cup and traced it. Folded sheet 5 times one direction and 6 the other and cut out, I ended up with 30 circles. I used my smallest cookie scoop for dough and a tart tamper. Went really quick. I got 20 tarts. I ended up with 4 cups of Apple’s from what I peeled, so adjusted other ingredients. Worked out perfectly to fill 20. I took them out at 15 min, next time I think I would pull at 12 min. Will definitely make again!

  5. Cat Stuart says:

    I made these for Thanksgiving and Christmas and they were the bomb! I added a bit more apples to fill the cups and only got 12 out of the crust but still oh so yummy!

    1. juli says:

      yay!! glad you liked them!