Recipe: Grain-Free Apple Tart from Grain-Free Breads, Snacks and Desserts

April 21, 2013 · 14 comments

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One of the most satisfying types of desserts, in my opinion, is one with a crust and a filling that is naturally sweet, like apples. A tart satisfies my desire for something crunchy and slightly sweet. This tart is very healthy because it is sweetened mainly with the apples. There is a little honey in the crust and the addition of raisins in the filling gives it a kick.

Compare that to conventional apple pie that has upwards of 16 teaspoons of sugar per serving! While it may seem daunting to attempt this tart, after you do it once or twice, you’ll be a pro. This recipe and the general procedure may be used for other varieties using different fruits as the filling. The e-book had a video showing how to create a basic crust.

Of course, a grain-free crust is never going to be as crunchy as a gluten grain crust, but this one has a depth of flavors from the combination of pecan meal and ghee (or butter) that compliments the flavor of spiced apples. You are going to love this!

Grain-Free Apple Tart

Ingredients for filling

  • 7 – 8 organic apples, sliced
  • Cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • ¼ cup raisins

Ingredients for glaze

  • 2 Tbsp leftover apple juice from cooking
  • ¼ tsp gelatin (where to buy)

Ingredients for crust

Equipment           

Instructions for the crust

  1. In a food processor, process the pecans until they are tiny pieces — not a nut butter — just before
  2. Add in the honey, vanilla and salt and mix
  3. Add in the coconut flour in small increments as you may need less than 1/4 cup
  4. Add in small pieces of the butter or ghee while the processor is running to just mix with the batter
  5. Small pieces of the butter or ghee may still be seen and that is OK
  6. Oil the tart dish with coconut oil or ghee and place a circle of parchment paper at the bottom and grease the paper
  7. Take the dough and press into the 9 ″ tart pan
  8. Press the dough into the sides and as evenly as you can on the bottom
  9. Bake in a 300 degrees F oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until browned
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool

Instructions for the filling

  1. Heat the fry pan to a medium low and melt some ghee or butter
  2. Add the apple slices to the pan with the raisins and cinnamon and cook gently to soften them (about 25  minutes) turning them occasionally with care to maintain shape
  3. Remove from pan and cool

Putting it all together

  1. When the crust is cool place the cooled sliced apples around the edges and in the middle in a decorative pattern
  2. To glaze – put 2 Tbsp juice in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin — let sit for 5 minutes
  3. With the pastry brush, brush on the glaze all over the apples
  4. Refrigerate for an hour before serving
  5. Slice and serve or refrigerate

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1 Katie@simplefoody April 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

I am so trying this. Looks amazing. (found you via ‘barn hop’)

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2 Vickie April 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

Holy cow this sounds good! I have never heard about cooking the apple filling in a fry pan first, but I see how it’s not baked with the crust. Can’t wait to try it! I’m so glad I found you on the barn hop this AM.

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3 EMILY April 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

that is beautiful!!! Hope it was as good as it looks (I am sure it was :o)
thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations… Winners for the giveaway will be announced Wed… Have you entered?
http://www.nap-timecreations.com

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4 Nancy@livininthegreen April 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

This looks and sounds amazing….thanks for sharing!!

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5 Genie April 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

What a tasty looking dessert!

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6 Diane Balch April 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

Absolutely gorgeous… thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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7 Karen April 28, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I’m still learning how to bake grain-free, and many desserts just make me want to pass. Your tart, however, is tempting me to have a go. Thanks for sharing! I featured your link on my blog this weekend.
Karen @ annumography

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8 Lisa April 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Made this on the weekend. A really lovely dessert. I added some raw cacao powder in the crust as well which was yummy. Actually could just eat the crust on its own. Thanks….

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9 Jill May 1, 2013 at 7:51 am

@Lisa,
Thanks for the feedback! Adding cacao powder to the crust sounds awesome!

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