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Apple Tart

This is not your normal apple tart. The healthy date, nut crust allows you to indulge without guilt or compromising flavor. It takes no time to prepare, and will please and satisfy anyone who loves apple pie.

Apple Tart Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes, chilling time: about 1 hour

Ingredients:
2 cups walnuts
1 cups dates
3 green apples, such as Granny Smith
juice of 1 lemon in 2 cups water
tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp ground clove
2 TBS honey
cup apple juice
cup raisins

Directions:


  1. Combine walnuts and dates in food processor. Make sure you remove pits if dates have them and cut off end where stem was. Process until well mixed and ground, but not smooth. About 40 seconds. It should be a coarse texture when done. Press evenly into a 9 inch tart pan. Set in refrigerator while making the filling.
  2. Slice apples by cutting into quarters. Cut out core and slice crosswise in inch thick slices. Put into lemon water while you finish cutting apples. Drain well in colander when done.
  3. Place apples in a large skillet with rest of the ingredients and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently on medium heat.
  4. Remove apples with a slotted spoon from hot pan to a bowl and cool completely.
  5. Reduce liquid to about half the volume and cool separately.
  6. Spread apples evenly over crust. Brush syrup over apples. Can be served right away or will keep in refrigerator until needed. Keep tart covered in refrigerator so it doesn’t pick up moisture. Top with a little vanilla yogurt if desired.

    Serves 8

Healthy Cooking Tips: This crust is fantastic if done right. First of all, it is important to choose dates that are firm and not too gooey. Zahidi dates are usually good for this. When processing your crust you may have to do it in 2 batches. Combine half the dates and half the walnuts in each batch. Process well, but not too smooth. You should not process more than 40 seconds for each batch. You want to have a coarse texture that is still ground enough to hold together when pressed. Take a pinch of crust between your fingers and press it together. If it is over processed the crust will end up pasty and will not be good. If it is not quite ground enough it won’t hold together. You can get a good idea of the consistency by looking at our photo.


Nutritional Profile

Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

The following chart shows the nutrients for which this recipe is either an excellent, very good or good source. Next to the nutrient name you will find the following information: the amount of the nutrient that is included in the noted serving of this recipe; the %Daily Value (DV) that that amount represents (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for a 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and, the recipe's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read more about our Food and Recipe Rating System.

Apple Tart
1.00 serving
332.57 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
omega 3 fatty acids 2.84 g 113.6 6.1 excellent
manganese 1.18 mg 59.0 3.2 very good
copper 0.58 mg 29.0 1.6 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Apple Tart

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This page was updated on: 2004-11-23 10:21:34


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