Crunchy base, soft filling, and flavours that warm the heart – I absolutely love apple tarts. My take on an apple tart uses wholesome ingredients, is plant-based, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. This hearty, fruity tart is perfect for afternoon tea or dessert.
Baking time 60 minutes, makes one medium sized apple tart
Ingredients for base
- 2 cups gluten-free oat flour (OR pulse gluten free rolled oats into fine flour texture)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
Ingredients for apple filling
- 5 small-medium apples of choice, diced
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup diced dates
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon (depending on your taste)
- 1-2 tsp ginger powder (depending on your taste)
- 2 tsp maca powder
- Water (for cooking)
- OPTIONAL: 1 apple, sliced thin for topping
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Combine all base ingredients in a mixing bowl until it sticks together.
- Line a round baking tin with baking paper/non-stick oil of choice.
- Press the crumb mix firmly and evenly into the bottom of the tin, ensuring it is packed smooth and tight.
- Bake the base for 10-15 minutes, until slightly golden.
- While the base is baking, make the apple filling.
- Sauté the apples with the cinnamon, ginger and some water until soft and caramelised.
- Mix the raisins, dates, and maca powder into the cooked apples.
- When the base is ready, add the apple filling.
- Layer the thin apple slices on top to create an appetising look and texture.
- Bake the apple tart for 40-45 minutes at 180 degrees.
Serve with a dollop of whipped coconut cream. This apple tart is worth baking every time!