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Mini Tartes Tatin

Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert found in many of Paris’ bistros and brasseries. Typically served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, Tarte Tatin is a blissful combination of warm caramelized apples and puff pastry. And we haven’t even gotten to the good...

Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert found in many of Paris’ bistros and brasseries. Typically served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, Tarte Tatin is a blissful combination of warm caramelized apples and puff pastry. And we haven’t even gotten to the good news yet… it’s easy to make!

Our recipe makes six tarts but you can scale up by simply doubling or tripling the recipe. Using store-bought puff pastry makes this a cinch to whip up any day of the week. Rockit® apples are the perfect size to make mini Tartes Tartin using muffin tins. Easy peasy Rockit™ squeazy!

Recipe Development & Photos by: Williams-Raines

Yield: 6 mini tarts

Ingredients

  • 6 Rockit™ apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 roll of puff pastry dough*
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Grease 6 a 6-cup muffin tin. Do not use paper liners, this will ruin your dessert.
  3. First, you need to make the caramel. Place 1/3 cup sugar in a small heavy-bottomed pan, shake to distribute evenly, and place over medium-low heat. Do not heat pan before adding the sugar.
  4. This next step requires some patience, but it’s very important. Keep the sugar over medium-low heat and wait for it to melt. The process will likely take up to 20 minutes and it may be a while before you see any signs of melting. Do not stir! Eventually the sugar will melt and start to turn a dark golden brown color.
  5. While you wait for the caramel to form, unroll the puff pastry sheet and cut 6 circles the size of the top of your muffin cups. It’s okay if the circles are slightly bigger but they shouldn’t be smaller.
  6. Once all of the sugar has completely melted, take the pan off the heat and quickly stir in the lemon juice. Be very careful as the lemon juice will spit upon contact with the hot caramel.
  7. Immediately distribute the caramel evenly between the 6 muffin cups.
  8. Place 4 pieces of Rockit™ apple in each muffin cup. The pieces on the bottom should be placed rounded side down.
  9. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of butter and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar in each muffin cup.
  10. Take the dough circles and use them to cover each muffin cup, tucking the edges of the dough into the cups.
  11. Use a fork to make small holes in each of the dough circles.
  12. Place tarts in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry dough is golden-brown and the apples are very soft.
  13. Remove from oven. Gently press down on the tops of the dough to make sure it adheres to the apples. Be careful when you do this as bubbly hot caramel may come up the sides
  14. Let sit 5-10 minutes to cool down. Tarte Tatin should be served quite warm rather than piping hot.
  15. Use a large spoon to remove each of the tarts from the muffin cups. Place tarts dough-side down with apples facing up. If any of the apple pieces fall off, just put them back on top. No problem!
  16. There will be some caramel left in the bottom of the muffin cups. Use a teaspoon to drizzle it on and around the tarts for a pretty presentation.
  17. Serve right away with a scoop of quality vanilla ice cream. Bon appétit!

 

Crustless Mini Apple Pie Jars

All of the warmed goodness of an apple pie in a little jar topped with melty cream or vanilla yogurt. Created by: Annessa Chumbley, RD INGREDIENTS 5 Rockit™ apples, skin left on and diced 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2-3 tablespoon raw honey or pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon...

All of the warmed goodness of an apple pie in a little jar topped with melty cream or vanilla yogurt.

Created by: Annessa Chumbley, RD

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Rockit™ apples, skin left on and diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoon raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water, plus more
  • coconut whipped cream or vanilla Greek yogurt

METHOD

  1. Combine chopped apples, honey (or maple syrup), lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir cornstarch into the 1/4 cup water and add to the saucepan. Heat on medium for about 10 minutes until apples are completely softened, and gooey-thick. You may need to add more water – about another 1/4 cup or more, as apples cook, to create a sauce-like mixture.
  2. Spoon the apple filling into 3-4 small dessert serving cups. Top with a scoop of coconut whipped cream or vanilla Greek yogurt.  Enjoy immediately!

Rockit™ Apple Pie Granola

Created by: Sari Diskin Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: This recipe fills 2 – 12 oz mason jars Apple season is not just for the Fall my friends! I enjoy apples all year round. I have recently discovered a new kind of apple that I wanted to share with you...

Created by: Sari Diskin
Created for: Chelan Fresh
YIELD: This recipe fills 2 – 12 oz mason jars

Apple season is not just for the Fall my friends! I enjoy apples all year round. I have recently discovered a new kind of apple that I wanted to share with you all. It is called the Rockit™ Apple! It is the cutest little mini apple you ever did see. Basically, the PERFECT pocket-size fruit. Truly, I have been walking around with 1 – 2 of these in my bag. I love the flavor profile of them – they are sweet, crunchy and delicious. They are great for kids to eat on the go because they can actually hold them in their little hands. They are very crisp too- I could slice one up with some cheese and a glass of Sav Blanc at a summer picnic and be super happy. Honestly, I am dreaming of a day like that right now.

Rockit™ Apples are also great to use in recipes! They are the perfect baking apple because of their flavor profile, which makes them a great addition to granola. Aka why I decided to make this Healthy Apple Pie Granola with them! The taste of the baked apples with the crunchy oats, nuts, and honey is absolutely amazing! This recipe is super easy and will be enjoyed by everyone. I love granola as a snack, on top of yogurt and even on top of some vanilla ice cream (channeling summer vibes over here).

Let’s get into it! Here is what you need:

  • Rockit™ Apples – Cutest little sweet and delish apples ever!
  • Rolled Oats – Gluten Free or Whole Grain work perfect
  • Fresh Pecans – Almonds also work great
  • Coconut Chips – I love it when these get toasted!
  • Honey – For Sweetness, of course ?
  • Cinnamon & Apple Pie Spice – If you do not have Apple Pie Spice, you can double the cinnamon or use allspice. Either work!
  • Coconut Oil Spray – Regular nonstick is ok too.

PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 20 mins
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

  •  2 Rockit Apples
  •  2 cups Rolled Oats
  •  2 tbsp Chopped Pecans
  •  2 tbsp Toasted Coconut Chips
  •  2 tbsp Honey
  •  1 tsp Cinnamon
  •  1 tsp Apple Pie Spice (if you do not have, do 2 tsp of cinnamon)
  •  Coconut Oil Spray

METHOD

  1. Set oven to 325
  2. Chop 2 Rockit Apples into small pieces (1/4 inch). Add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Toss in oats, nuts, coconut chips, spices, and honey! Toss and mix well with a spatula. Make sure the honey coats as much as possible.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil.
  5. Evenly spread out the mixture on the cookie sheet. Press down throughout with your hands or the back of a spoon/ spatula to make sure it is even. Sprinkle more cinnamon on top.
  6. Generously spray coconut oil on top so everything is well coated.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Store in a mason jar at room temperature for one week.

Rockit™ Apple Nachos – 3 Ways!

Recipe by: Megan Brown, Baker Mama Satisfy your sweet tooth with these fun and yummy Apple Nachos made three ways! They’re so easy to make and taste so great for a snack or dessert that everyone will enjoy! How great are these apple “nachos”? They’re made with our...

Recipe by: Megan Brown, Baker Mama

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these fun and yummy Apple Nachos made three ways! They’re so easy to make and taste so great for a snack or dessert that everyone will enjoy!

How great are these apple “nachos”? They’re made with our favorite Rockit Apples and are so perfect for a satisfying sweet treat that’s healthier and doesn’t require any baking or cooking. Everyone loves them!

Rockit™ apples are so great for making these apple nachos with because they’re small and crisp. When sliced, they make for the perfect one-bite nacho. And they have the most delicious natural sweetness that compliments the toppings so well.

Get the kids involved in the fun by letting them drizzle and sprinkle. They’ll love it and be even more excited to dig into them.

You can enjoy them right away while the sauces are still a little warm on the cold, crisp apples. Or you can place them in the refrigerator and serve them later. They taste just as great, and really refreshing, when they’re extra cold straight from the refrigerator.

I hope y’all love these apple nachos as much as we do! They’re so great for a quick snack or treat that the whole family will love!

If you do make them, be sure to tag me @thebakermama and @RockitAppleUSA so we can see!  I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share.

INGREDIENTS

  • Rockit™ apples, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, slightly melted
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sauce, slightly melted
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, slightly melted
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons slightly melted white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons mini M&M’s chocolate candies
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate toffee bits

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. On a platter or sheet pan, arrange the apple slices in a long pile.
  2. Drizzle the melted peanut butter on a third of the pile, the melted chocolate sauce on another third of the pile and the melted caramel on the last third of the pile.
  3. Sprinkle the peanut butter drizzled apple slices with the chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips. Drizzle the melted white chocolate chips over the chocolate sauce covered apple slices and then sprinkle with the mini M&M’s candies. Sprinkle the caramel drizzled apples with the chopped pecans and toffee bits.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Upcycle Your Rockit™ Shuttle

Once you have reached the bottom of your Rockit™ Shuttle, don’t toss it into the recycle bin just yet. We have some ideas on how to keep your home organized using our Rockit™ Apple Shuttle. Call it spring cleaning, tidying up, or decluttering; everybody could...

Once you have reached the bottom of your Rockit™ Shuttle, don’t toss it into the recycle bin just yet. We have some ideas on how to keep your home organized using our Rockit™ Apple Shuttle. Call it spring cleaning, tidying up, or decluttering; everybody could benefit from a little time spent getting life in order.

Kitchen

The kitchen is full of loose odds and ends that take up valuable space on our counters or in our kitchen’s cupboards and drawers. Use our Rockit™ Shuttle for storing everything from napkins, Mason jar lids, cleaning supplies or all the little do-dads that end up in the “junk” drawer. Not only can using the Shuttle free up drawer space but it makes it easier to transport to the dinner table or wherever you need items to go.

Bathroom

Some products seem to find a permanent home in the back of our medicine cabinets or linen closets. Using our Rockit™ to store similar items together means you will be able to keep your products organized and visible.

Craft Supplies

Most homes only have a small space in the hall closet where crafts supplies live. Organizing them in tubs makes for easy access as well as fast cleanup. Add labels on the front with masking tape so the kids can find what they need without rifling through bins.

Tools

Tools often find their way into the far reaches of the garage. Help your “home-fixer” out by creating an orderly system for their tools and supplies. It might even motivate them to get more projects done around the house!

Stay tuned for more ways to use your empty Rockit™ Shuttle in our upcoming months. Tell us what ideas you have come up with, share it on your social media and tag us. We would love to know!

Make This Year a ROCKIT™ Year

The new Rockit™ apple is known as the world’s first miniature apple. Although they are small, they deliver big on flavor and nutrition. Here is why you will want to keep a bucket of these little gems on hand all year round: They are convenient...

The new Rockit™ apple is known as the world’s first miniature apple. Although they are small, they deliver big on flavor and nutrition. Here is why you will want to keep a bucket of these little gems on hand all year round:

  • They are convenient to take along. These little sweet treats come in handy tubes or buckets so they are easy to tuck into your gym bag, work tote, or family picnic basket. Having healthy snacks on hand makes it easier to stay on track with your health goals and avoid buying junk food when you are hungry on the run.
  • Kids love them! Although Rockit™ apples are good for everyone, they are the perfect size for little hands and can be finished in a few bites. No more half-eaten apples in between the couch cushions!
  • Lower in calories. Weighing in at around 60 calories per apple, Rockits™ make the perfect low-calorie, high-energy snack for adults and kids alike. Each apple has perfectly built-in portion control!
  • 10% more fiber than an average apple. Why do we need fiber? Fiber keeps our digestive track operating smoothly, and help us maintain a healthy weight. It also plays a key role in lowering our risk of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Apples are considered soluble fiber which can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.

Pick up a bucket of Rockits™ for your family and see why we can’t get enough of these sweet and crunchy little apples!

How to Re-purpose a Food Container as a Mini Greenhouse

Sponsored content from Holly Homer from the Kids Activities Blog While we are all still trying to avoid leaving the house as much as possible, I am still having to buy groceries. During my last grocery run I picked up Rockit apples for the kids to...

Sponsored content from Holly Homer from the Kids Activities Blog

While we are all still trying to avoid leaving the house as much as possible, I am still having to buy groceries. During my last grocery run I picked up Rockit apples for the kids to enjoy as snacks between meals. I don’t know about you, but having the kids home all day every day means they are eating everything in sight.

The new Rockit™ apple is known as the world’s first miniature apple. They might be pocket-sized, but they are crisp and sweet and are a great source of Vitamin C and fiber. They are also lower in calories, with only 60 calories per apple.

My son loves them. There were a few years when he couldn’t eat apples due to digestive issues and we recently discovered it was just certain apples that were causing problems for him. He’s so happy now that he can eat these Rockit™ apples every day for a snack and have no issues at all.

Visit Chelan Fresh and use their fruit locator to find Rockit™ apples near you.

What I love about the Rockit™ apple packaging is that they aren’t putting new plastic into the supply chain. Their packaging is made from 100% RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate). If you want to give it yet another use then I’m sharing a great idea with you that’s perfect not only for spring gardening but also to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

Let’s keep the “upcycling” chain going forward by turning this plastic container into a miniature seed-starter greenhouse.

It’s so easy to do, and spring is the perfect time to start growing produce at home. We planted arugula in ours and within 3 days we spotted our first tiny sprouts, and then by day 6, they were over an inch tall.

How to Make a Plastic Container Greenhouse

The first thing you want to do is add some ventilation to your container. The lid does have some holes around the edge, but we need to make more. We need drainage holes in the bottom for excess water to drain out, and we need holes in the top for watering and allowing air to circulate.

I used a drill to make this happen. Turn the container upside-down, place the lid on top and very carefully use a drill to make holes through both pieces at the same time. Make sure to hold one side firmly to prevent the container from buckling, and drill slowly.

How to cover drainage holes in planters

Wondering what to put inside your container to keep the soil from running out of the holes with the water? Here are some everyday items you can use:

  • Egg cartons
  • Coffee filters
  • Cheesecloth
  • Dryer sheets
  • Paper towels
  • Packing peanuts

Add about 2.5 to 3 inches of soil to your container, this will allow plenty of room for your sprouts to grow.

Note: We used a seed-starter soil, which is perfect for a mini greenhouse.

Remove all labels from the container to let more natural sunlight in.

Plant your seeds according to the seed packet instructions. Make a note of when you should expect your first sprouts to appear. Arugula grows pretty quickly with our first sprouts appearing in 3 days, so this would be perfect for kids who might be a little more impatient and want to see results quickly. Within 6 days our sprouts were over an inch tall.

Arugula sprouting in soil 3 days after planting

Arugula sprouting in soil 6 days after planting

Here’s a tip: Use cardboard dividers to separate sections to make for easier transferring into a garden bed, or alternatively, wood sticks to mark where the seed is planted.

Don’t place your greenhouse in direct sunlight and keep the soil moist. The holes underneath will help with draining excess water and the holes on top will allow for easy watering without having to remove the top of the container. Plus, the air will be able to circulate inside the container so the plants can breathe once they start sprouting.

Once the sprouts reach the top of the greenhouse it’s time to transplant them.

Upside Down Rockit™ Spice Cupcakes

Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 12 cupcakes Our mini Rockit™ apples are as fun to bake with as they are to eat, especially when it comes to making individual sized desserts. The caramelized Rockit™ apple slices look like little jewels on top of our moist applesauce...

Created by: Meg Raines
Created for: Chelan Fresh
YIELD: 12 cupcakes

Our mini Rockit™ apples are as fun to bake with as they are to eat, especially when it comes to making individual sized desserts. The caramelized Rockit™ apple slices look like little jewels on top of our moist applesauce spice cupcakes when they are turned upside down. Enjoy this little twist on a traditional apple spice cupcake with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for dessert or for breakfast with your morning brew.

INGREDIENTS

Topping

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 Rockit™ apples

Spice Cake

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature 
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; grease a 12-hole muffin tin.
  2. To make the topping: Combine the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until it begins to bubble and the surface appears foamy. Turn off the heat and carefully spoon the syrup mixture evenly into the muffin tin, about 1 tablespoon per hole. Set aside.
  3. Slice the apples crosswise and lay one slice of apple on top of the sugar mixture in each muffin hole. 
  4. To make the cake batter: In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves; stir to combine.
  5. In a large mixing bowl beat (with a stand mixer or hand-held beaters) the softened butter and brown sugar until creamy, adding eggs one at a time and beating until smooth, scraping the bowl as needed. Add the applesauce and beat lightly until just combined. Add the flour mixture in stages and beat just until the flour is incorporated. 
  6. Distribute the batter evenly on top of the apple slices in the muffin tin and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for 3-5 minutes in the pan while you run a sharp knife around the edge of each cupcake to loosen it. To de-pan the cakes, place sheet pan over the top of the muffin tin and flip over. If some of the cupcakes or apples slices stick to the pan simple remove them with a knife. Spoon out any remaining syrup and drip over the cupcakes. 
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days, or frozen for a few weeks.

Mini Apple Dumplings

Looking for a simple yet delicious Christmas dessert that can feed a crowd? Look no further than our mini apple dumplings made with tiny Rockit™ apples! This recipe is easy to scale up and is sure to please everyone at the table. Our tip: use ready-made pie...

Looking for a simple yet delicious Christmas dessert that can feed a crowd? Look no further than our mini apple dumplings made with tiny Rockit™ apples! This recipe is easy to scale up and is sure to please everyone at the table.

Our tip: use ready-made pie dough to cut the prep time in half!

YIELD: 5 mini dumplings

Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines

INGREDIENTS

Apples

  • 1 tube of Rockit™ apples (or 5 small apples)
  • Prepared pie dough or homemade dough, for a double crust pie
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C.
  2. First, make the sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until the sugar is melted and the sauce thickens slightly, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Core apples with an apple corer or a small knife.
  6. Peel apple, if you prefer your baked apples without skins (optional).
  7. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit and cinnamon.
  8. Roll out the dough and cut 5 circles, each about 5 1/2 – 6 inch in diameter (you’ll need to make larger circles if not using Rockit™ apples). You can use a bowl to mark the circle and a sharp knife to cut it out.
  9. Place one apple in the center of each dough circle.
  10. Fill the centers of each apple with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  11. Pull up the sides of the dough circle to “wrap” the apple, pinching at the top to keep the dough from falling back down. Repeat with each dough circle.
  12. Place the apples in a small baking dish (ex. glass pie dish), leaving about a 1/2 inch between each. Don’t leave too much space between the apples or the sauce will burn between them.
  13. Set aside 1/4 cup of the sauce for serving, and pour the remaining sauce over the dumplings.
  14. Bake until nicely browned and sauce is bubbling, about 30 minutes. This may take longer if you are making a larger batch.
  15. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Baste dumplings with remaining sauce before serving.
  16. Scoop out apples with a serving spoon and serve with extra sauce and vanilla ice cream if desired.

NOTES:

  • Use the scraps of dough to make extra shapes for garnish, brush with the sauce after baking.
  • Make it for a crowd! Just double or triple the recipe.

Apple Oat Waffles

5-Ingredients, no-refined flour, no-sugar, Apple Oat Waffles!!! Our favorite breakfast! YIELD: 1 large Belgian waffle Recipe Development and Photography By: @AnnessaRD INGREDIENTS   1 egg 1 apple, such as Rockit™, cored and coarsely chopped with skin on  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon kosher salt  1 cup unsweetened milk  2 cups...

5-Ingredients, no-refined flour, no-sugar, Apple Oat Waffles!!! Our favorite breakfast!

YIELD: 1 large Belgian waffle

Recipe Development and Photography By: @AnnessaRD

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 egg
  • 1 apple, such as Rockit™, cored and coarsely chopped with skin on 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1 cup unsweetened milk 
  • 2 cups whole oats 

Toppings:

  • sliced apples 
  • cinnamon 
  • pure maple syrup 

METHOD  

  1. In a blender, add ingredients in order beginning with egg, apple, cinnamon, salt, almond milk, and oats. Blend until all ingredients are combined, stopping blender to stir ingredients if needed. 
  2. Brush waffle maker with coconut oil or nonstick spray. For a Belgian waffle maker, use 1 cup batter and cook about 4 minutes or until golden brown. For a regular waffle maker, use 1/3 – 1/2 cup batter per waffle. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Top as desired!