Low-sugar apple tart
I like to call October the crisp month because the orchards are full of apples and harvest time.
My apple trees have been very generous this year as they have gifted me with beautiful, juicy, crisp apples.
These goodies have put me in a baking mood and activated my taste buds accordingly.
The recipe I created is easy to prepare, gluten-free, and combines all the health benefits of apples, walnuts, and oats. It’s incredible how healthy a simple apple can be! For this reason, I will go into more detail about the health benefits of apples later. I think you’ll be impressed. I think it’s the most popular fruit on the planet.
Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, reducing the risk of heart disease. They are not only very nutritious but also good for your gut health. Our ancestors always knew how to take care of their health. I remember my late grandmother eating an apple and some walnuts as a snack in the morning.
My low sugar apple pie is a guilt-free dessert that can satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy yet delicious way.
Full of fiber and low in sugar and fat, this apple tart is excellent for a weight loss diet. Here is how it keeps cravings at bay for a few hours.
In conclusion, my apple pie recipe is not only delicious but also very healthy and diet-friendly.
If you love apples, you should try this apple tart. A friend of mine asked me which apples are best for this apple tart. I think any sweet and-tart and crisp apple will do.
For the pie crust, I used a combination of simple and inexpensive ingredients like yogurt, vegetable oil, gluten-free oatmeal, and eggs. The crust is crispy and delicious.
Ingredients for eight servings:
- 300 grams (3 ¼ US cups) of gluten-free rolled oats
- 40 grams ( approx ¼ US cup) of coconut blossom sugar
- 30 ml (about 3 tablespoons) vegetable oil. I used sunflower oil because it tastes neutral
- 2 eggs
- 100 grams (approx ½ US cup)of full-fat natural yogurt.
- zest of one lemon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
THE APPLE FILLING:
- five large apples (about 2,2lb; 1 kg).
- 150 g (approx1 ½ US cups) shelled walnuts
- 30 g coconut blossom sugar (about one heaped tablespoon).
- 80 ml water (about 4 tablespoons of water)
- juice of ½ lemon
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
Turn the oats into flour with the help of a food processor or coffee grinder.
Place all the ingredients for the crust in a large bowl. Dissolve the baking soda in a tablespoon of lemon juice first, then add it to the bowl.
Mix all the ingredients until you get a dough consistency but a little sticky. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
Line a tart pan with parchment paper and grease it with olive oil or butter. I used a 10-inch (26 cm) tart pan.
Place the dough in the center of the tart pan and spread it evenly over the bottom and sides with your fingertips. If the dough is too sticky, put a little oil on your fingertips, and everything will be smooth.
This apple pie filling is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon and sweetened with just a little coconut blossom sugar, as the apples are sweet enough.
Peel the apples cut them into chunks, and put them in a saucepan over medium heat.
Pour the lemon juice over them. Add water and sugar and toss the apples.
Let them cook for 5 minutes from the first boil. Remove the pot from the heat.
Using a hand mixer, make applesauce from the cooked apples.
Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and stir. Leave to cool completely
Grind the shelled walnuts using a coffee grinder or food processor
Preheat the oven to 360 Fahrenheit (180 degrees).
When the applesauce has cooled, add the nuts and stir.
Spread the apple and walnut mixture over the batter.
Bake for 30 minutes
Let the apple tart cool to room temperature.
If you find a reason to celebrate, treat yourself to a piece of vanilla ice cream poured over your slice of apple pie or some custard. It’s entirely up to your taste.
Suggestion for a Festive Tip
To give this low-sugar apple tart, grate some high-quality chocolate (at least 70 cacao content) on top and garnish with some lemon zest.
- This low-sugar apple tart contains very little sugar, about 8.75 grams of added sugar/slice. One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals 4 grams of sugar.
- The AHA (American Health Association) recommends eating no more than 24 grams (about 6 teaspoons) of sugar per day.
- Enjoy a slice of this low-sugar apple tart first part of the day to give yourself plenty of time to consume the calories and reach your weight maintenance goals.
If you recreate this recipe, let me know by sharing your pictures on Instagram and tagging them with the hashtag #healthywomanstyle
Until next time, choose and enjoy friendly desserts for weight loss and make the most of apples and your days. For robust health, please stick to the adage One apple a day keeps the doctor away!
Hugs for now,
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