Tantalizing Apple Tart Recipe
It is hard to believe that this delicious apple tart contains no butter and no brown sugar.
When I pulled this out of the oven on this cold wintry day, Tom's eyes blew out of the socket. Yummy, pretty, easy to make and a treat that is packed with healthy apples.
Now for the tasty, low fat, low calorie recipe for homemade hot apple tart for dieters:
Preheat oven to 350° and spray a tart pan with non-stick cooking spray. If you don't have a tart pan, use a pie plate instead.
Arrange a piecrust in the bottom of the pan, cutting off the excess dough. Next, place the following ingredients in a medium-sized bowl:
3 peeled and cored apples cut into slices coated with a squirt of fresh lemon (adds a zest of taste and prevents apples from browning from exposure to air)
3/4 cup of Splenda*
1 teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
Dash of Ground Cloves and a Dash of Nutmeg OR use Allspice instead
Coat apples with 3 Tablespoons of white flour then pour into tart pan. Top with piecrust. Next:
Spray top of tart with butter flavored, non-stick cooking spray and then sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Next, sprinkle on real white sugar using your hand. A Tablespoon goes a long way.
Cook about 30 minutes - or until crust is golden brown. Allow to sit for about ten minutes, then carefully remove from tart pan.
FOODNOTES™: For those who do not like using sugar substitute, use 1/2 cup of real sugar but take note that this will add 400 calories to the tart as sugar is ultra high in calories.
Another suggestion for those limiting sugar substitute is to use half real sugar and half sugar substitute.
To greatly reduce the calories from the crust, roll dough as thin as possible OR pull out your pasta maker and send the dough through for ultra thin dough. A lattice-top crust will also save calories. Filo dough also works well with this recipe.
This recipe can be used to create other tantalizing tarts - such as peach tart.
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