Saturday, January 5, 2013

Deliver Me From Evil Apple Tart

I don't know about you, but if I see another butter cookie I'm going to scream. I've feasted with the best of them and didn't turn away any Holiday goodies. Now I'm paying the price. I'm feeling sluggish, my pants are tight and my skin has lost it's glow. Yet I can't expect myself to go cold turkey on the treats, right?! What's a girl to do? Time for a Deliver Me From Evil Apple Tart.

I adapted this recipe from my go-to site for all things nutritious and I urge you to try it or come up with your own spin on it (maybe pears?). As with all things it's about moderation, however, there's nothing too bad in this tart. And most of it's really good for you. It's kind of like a tarted up trail mix! Apples, almonds, figs, dried plums and some Greek yogurt just to give it a creamy filling. Also, it's no bake. Perfect if you just happen to be in need of a new oven, like me!  

deliver me from evil apple tart

1 cup almond meal (or almond flour)
4 pitted dates, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 containers (6 ounce each) plain, vanilla or honey flavored Greek yogurt
3 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup dried plums, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine almond meal, dates and coconut oil in a food processor and pulse just until mixture holds together.  Press into a small tart pan and chill for 1 hour. Once chilled spread Greek yogurt evenly in tart shell.

Place sliced apples, water, honey, plums and cinnamon in a shallow pan. Simmer on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove apples and set aside in a bowl to cool down before arraigning in tart shell. Reduce liquid to about half by simmering for another 5 to 10 minutes and brush over apples. Makes 6 to 8 servings. 

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