The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins & Honey, Goat Cheese, and Apple Tarts


“‘We make a goat cheese and apple tart at the bakery,’ he says. ‘Bet that’s expensive,’ I say. ‘Too expensive for my family to eat. Unless it’s gone very stale.” ~The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Honey, Goat Cheese, and Apple Tarts


16 frozen puff pastry shells, thawed

1 egg, beaten

5 ounces soft goat cheese

1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup honey

4 medium Pink Lady or Cortland apples, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices

3 tablespoons salted butter

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil two baking sheets.
  2. Place 8 of the thawed puff pastry shells on each of the oiled baking sheets. Brush each shell with beaten egg.
  3. Bake shells for 10 minutes.
  4. While shells are baking, mix cheese, lemon juice, sugar, 1 tablespoon of the honey, and salt in a bowl. Pour cheese mixture into a Ziploc bag. Cut the bottom edge of the bag, creating a makeshift piping bag, and squeeze mixture atop each prebaked pastry shell.
  5. Place apple slices atop cheese. Mix butter and 1/2 cup of the honey in a small bowl; brush over apples and tart. Sprinkle with allspice.
  6. Bake tarts until apples are tender and pastry is lightly golden, about 15-20 minutes. While still warm, place tarts on plates. Drizzle some of remaining honey over each and serve warm.

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