- To make the apple butter, combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan and cook over low heat for approximately 3 hours, until the mixture is thick and dark brown. Take care not to scorch the butter. Remove from the stove and let cool.
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Roll out one of the disks of dough 1/16-inch thick and cut circles large enough to fit the 4-inch tart pan. Place the dough in the pans, cut off excess with a sharp knife. Repeat with the remaining dough. Prick the bottom of each shell with a fork in order to allow the steam to escape. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- To make the tarts, spoon approximately 1/4 cup apple butter into each tart shell, top with several apple slices, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or cognac-soaked raisins, if desired. Bake for 10-15 minutes, just until the apples soften. Serve warm.
Calories 460, Carbohydrates 81g, Cholesterol 4mg, Fat 16g, Fat Calories 145, Fiber 4g, Protein 4g, Saturated Fat 5g, Sodium 198mg. Daily Values: Calcium 53.87mg 5%, Phos 65.76mg 7%, Copper 0.27mg 14%, Zinc 0.43mg 3%, Panto 0.22mg 2%, Biotin 4.06mcg 1353%, Iodine 0.88mcg 1%, Magnesium 30.07mg 8%, Iron 1.05mg 6%, Vitamin B6 8%, Vitamin C 13%, Vit E-a-Toco 1%, Vitamin A 1%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.