Wholesome Apple Tart

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

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Combine all base ingredients in a mixing bowl until it sticks together.
  3. Line a round baking tin with baking paper/non-stick oil of choice.
  4. Press the crumb mix firmly and evenly into the bottom of the tin, ensuring it is packed  smooth and tight.
  5. Bake the base for 10-15 minutes, until slightly golden.
  6. While the base is baking, make the apple filling.
  7. Sauté the apples with the cinnamon, ginger and some water until soft and caramelised.
  8. Mix the raisins, dates, and maca powder into the cooked apples.
  9. When the base is ready, add the apple filling.
  10. Layer the thin apple slices on top to create an appetising look and texture.
  11. 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!

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