The humble fruit is easy to find, and everyone likes it. Here is the second of two light, fruity dessert recipes that you can whip up with apples.

These recipes were created by two of six competitors in the Bosch “Apple-tizing” Healthy Recipe Contest 2012, a two-hour competition held in Singapore in December 2012. Simply Her picked these as our favourites for their simple, yet innovative use of apples in a dessert.

APPLE SENSATION (MINI APPLE PIES)
By Hany Chee

Makes 12

Mini apple pie recipe
COORDINATION Rachel Xie PHOTOGRAPHY Frenchescar Lim
ART DIRECTION & STYLING Nikki Ho

INGREDIENTS
2 cups flour
2½ tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
220g cold, unsalted butter
1 egg
2 tsp cold water
5 apples (preferably Granny Smith as they do not become mushy when baked), peeled, cored and cut into cubes
1 cup sugar
4 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tsp nutmeg powder
18 tbsp flour
¼ cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS
1 To make the crust, combine the flour, caster sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

2 Using your fingertips, rub in 180g of butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre, add the egg and cold water, then mix to form a soft dough.

3 Shape the dough into a disc and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill for 30min.

4 To make the apple filling, mix the apples, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg powders, and 12 tbsp of flour.

5 To make the topping, combine the remaining 6 tbsp of flour and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix in the remaining butter evenly.

6 Preheat oven to 145 deg C. Line the cups of a buttered 12-cup muffin pan.

7 Roll out the dough to about 2mm thick. With a round cookie cutter, cut out 12 pieces, each big enough to cover the base and sides of the muffin pan cup.

8 Spoon in the apple mixture, then cut out 12 more rounds of dough to cover each tart. Add the topping and bake for 30min.

Read the other winning recipe for an apple yogurt mousse cake here. This article was originally published in Simply Her April 2013.