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Apple Tart with "Caramel" Sauce

Check out that caramel sauce!

Check out that caramel sauce!

Baking sweet treats is the most relaxing Saturday afternoon activity. And making this apple tart is no exception. It's so easy to make. It's so sweet and tart and not full of sugar. Invite your friends over! It's a party. (original recipe taken from this lovely website.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 30 pitted dates (divide in two groups: 12 dates and 18 dates)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 t sp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 medium apples (sliced or cubed...I did mine sliced!)

Steps:

  1. Place parchment paper on an 8" tart pan
  2. Take the 18 pitted dates and put them in a bowl of warm water. Set aside.
  3. Place walnuts in food processor and blend into a finely ground meal.
  4. Add the 12 pitted dates to the walnut meal. Blend until it becomes coarse and easily smushed in your hands.
  5. Place the walnut-date mixture on the parchment paper lined tin. Press the mixture so it covers the bottom and sides. Cover the tin with plastic wrap. Place in freezer for now.
  6. Drain the 18 dates from the water. Put the dates in the food processor. Add warm cup of water, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and salt to the food processor. Blend until smooth caramel consistency.
  7. Pour caramel in a medium bowl.
  8. Cut the apples in slices (or cubes) and add them to the bowl of caramel. Make sure to coat all of the apples.
  9. Take the crust out of the fridge. Layer the apples on top of the crust. Pour the rest of the caramel on top. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  10. Eat and enjoy!

This apple pie tart goodness is a wonderful, sweet treat that you will want to eat every day! And though it is way more nutritious than a regular apple pie, you might want to be careful with the servings...just speaking from experience :)

7.9g fat/26.7g carbs/2.6g protein/176.5 calories (if tart cut into 10 slices)

Note: I am not a nutritionist, and the above f/c/p breakdown is an estimate. Please consult a physician or dietician before embarking on a regimented diet.