This rustic apple tart recipe is the perfect marriage of tart and sweet. This paleo and gluten free treat has very minimal sweeteners yet still works as a delicious dessert!
If you are like me and you guide yourself by the principle “Eat dessert everyday”, you’ll be happy to hear that you don’t need to feel guilty when you satisfy your sweet tooth because there are plenty of healthy recipes that don’t use sugar, refined flour, milk and so on.
For example, this apple tart only contains one tablespoon of coconut sugar for eight servings. However it’s still delicious because of the apples and the coconut flour which have a natural sweetness.
As for the apples, I used Red Delicious, but feel free to choose Gala or Cameo or any other variety of sweet and juicy apple so you will get the perfect tart. Add some walnuts for great taste, brain and heart health, and cinnamon for high antioxidant. Although we should always try to nourish our body with foods that contain a lot of nutrients, we also occasionally need to satisfy our taste buds with delicious treats! Finding a dessert that is delicious and filled with vitamins and minerals is the perfect solution!
Apple Tart with Walnuts (Paleo & Gluten Free):
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- 2 large pastured eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- Pinch sea salt
- 2 apples
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a round baking dish with parchment paper. Leave enough paper on the sides so you will be able to take the tart out of the dish.
In a large bowl, beat the 2 eggs. Add the coconut oil and vanilla, and stir well.
Sift the flour, add the salt and stir until you get a sticky dough. Set aside for 5 minutes for the flour to absorb the liquids.
Transfer the dough to the bottom of the baking dish and press it with your fingers so it will be evenly distributed. Also push it a little bit on the walls of the dish.
Place in the oven for 10 minutes, and then remove and set aside to cool a little bit.
Meanwhile, cut the apples into quarters lengthwise and remove the core and seeds. Slice them thinly, and arrange the slices in concentric circles on the crust.
Brush with the coconut oil (it should be at room temperature, not necessarily melted), add the walnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon and coconut sugar.
Bake for about 40 minutes until the crust gets golden. Set aside to cool before serving.
About the Author Madalina Voicu
Madalina is an experienced home chef and a professional photographer. She loves to study about the impact that food has on our health and everyday levels of energy and well-being. She strongly believes that “you are what you eat” and choosing the right nutrition can change your life. Working with whole foods and various spices, Madalina creates delicious recipes for healthy active people.