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Gluten Free Apple Tart

Need a tasty treat? Gluten Free Apple Tart to the resuce

Gluten Free Apple TartI made this yummy gluten free apple tart yesterday for an event at my house.  Man it turned out DELISH.  Now I know some of you cannot eat oats, for me, I can handle them without any problem.  There are other flours I’m sure you could sub here if oats are not on your okay eating list (I do make sure they are Gluten free and non-GMO). Almond Meal would be tasty as well – I may try that next time because I love almonds.  If you try something different, be sure to share in the comments.

Maple Syrup is just amazing.  And the combo of Lemon and Cinnamon oil..….I could eat a big bowl of those apples just on their own.  Well, and the crust is tasty enough to be a cookie.  So there you go – and easy dessert recipe that won’t kill your inflammation levels.  Processed sugars, dairy, and wheat are killers for me – so this gluten free apple tart is a gem for this pie-loving spoonie. 



Crust

Gluten Free Apple Tart1-1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Oat Flour(Gluten Free, non-GMO)
1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Flax Seed Meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a mixing bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.  Gradually add the coconut oil and maple syrup.  Stir until just moistened throughout (don’t over work).  Press into 10″ iron skillet (I love to bake in cast iron!), allowing crust to come up 1/2 inch or so up the sides of the skillet.  Prick holes in bottom of crust with a fork.  Make for about 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and get ready to add the apples

Filling

Gluten Free Apple Tart

Aproximately 2 cups peeled, sliced apples (Honeycrisp or Granny Smith are my favs)3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
1/4 teaspoon citric acid (or 1 T lemon juice)
3-4 drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

In a mixing bowl, toss apple slices with syrup mixture.  Arrange the apples on the tart crust. Save syrup mixture left in bowl.  You can get fancy or not as you arrange the apples (I was definitely NOT fancy this time).  Bake the tart for 25 minutes, then brush with remaining syrup and bake and additional 15 minutes, until apples are tender and crust is golden brown.

Gluten Free Apple Tart

Remove from oven and cool for 10-15 minutes.  I drizzled a bit more syrup over the top.  You can also sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.  Slice and serve.

People think that it’s difficult to eat healthy – and while, yes, you’ll get a bit more out of a nice raw apple, this gluten free apple tart is a simple way to have a wonderful dessert.   The guests at  my make & take loved it by the way.  (and I’m sure your anxious to learn about the awesome things we made.  My favorite was the Lushalike Facial Cleanser; post coming soon!

 


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