Have y’all heard?!? Turns out, I’m a local celebrity these days! (LOL, kidding–my friends at work like to tease me about it though) BUT I did get a super awesome opportunity from some of my fellow lexington bloggers to be featured in the local magazines here in lex, Chevy Chaser and Southsider! I know with holiday parties coming up, everyone is always looking for a new recipe to try! For me, it is extra difficult attending such gatherings due to my food allergy! Specifically, desserts are always known to be the big problem! Because who ever thought to make a flourless dessert!? lol y’all should look into it!
I know over the holiday season, I have a hard time not stuffing my face with food (so why not make it “good” food ;) ) My birthday and Christmas happen to be just days apart so there’s always all kinds of food celebrations in my house near the end of December! This gluten free apple tart just might have to be added to the menu ;) Sweetened primarily by dates and maple syrup, filled with REAL ingredients, no butter, or refined flour, this recipe is sure to hit the sweet spot without adding on the pounds!! :)
**You can find the magazine (featuring this recipe) locally in Lexington or online here! P.S. UPDATE: I would alter the 1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon to 1 tablespoon, unless you’re on a cinnamon kick ;)
Gluten Free Apple Tart
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup dates
- Dash of maple syrup
- Dash of sea salt
- 3-4 apples (peeled, cored, and sliced thin)
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (to maintain color and freshness)
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/4-1/2 cup of brown sugar (depending on sweetness preference)
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla
Heat oven to 350 F. Using a food processor, combine the nuts and dates and pulse until they create one cohesive mixture. Add in the maple syrup and sea salt and pulse again.
Grease a 9-inch tart/pie pan with cooking spray. Press the crust into the pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes before adding filling.
Meanwhile, peel, core and slice the apples and place in a mixing bowl. Add all additional filling ingredients into the mixing bowl and toss with the apples. Starting from the outside edges, place the apples in a circular pattern in the crust, moving from the outer edges to the center.
Bake the tart for 20-25 minutes or until apples are soft and crust is browned
***Optional—> oat/brown sugar topping!
Hope you all will try it out :)
Happy holidays and cheers to healthier alternatives to dessert! (lol)