Apple Tarts with Chocolate

Apple Tarts with Chocolate

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

This delicious and healthy apple tarts recipe is a great dessert to serve up to family and friends. It features a low-glycemic sweetener made from 100% organic apples! No sugar rush from this dessert. Be sure to serve it à la mode with paleo vanilla bean ice cream. (Recipe courtesy of Tina Turbin from PaleOmazing.)

Ingredients

Nutty Crust

  • 1 ½ cups of nuts and seeds of your choice, coarsely chopped (but not powdery) – you can use one type of nut/seed or ½ and ½, etc.
  • ⅔ cup pitted, packed medjool dates
  • OPTIONAL: pinch of powdered vanilla

Filling

  • 4 sweet apples such as Honey Crisp or Fuji apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced in a food processor
  • 3 tablespoons Dolcedi sweetener
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 8-10 oz. 70-80% dark chocolate chips or pieces chopped up into pieces (approx.. ¼ inch pieces) – I prefer Lily’s stevia-sweetened baking chips.
  • OPTIONAL: Moist dried Bing cherries or fruit of choice

Directions

Nutty Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Grind your crust ingredients together in a food processor.
  3. Add drops of water if the mixture is too crumbly.
  4. Press mixture into your tart pan(s) or pie dish to form a nice ⅛ – ¼ inch thick crust.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Remove and let cool.

Filling and Assembly

  1. Gently stir your apples, Dolcedi, cinnamon, vanilla and salt together.
  2. Transfer the mixture to your cooled pie crust or mini tart crusts.
  3. Cover lightly with foil and place on the middle rack of your oven.
  4. Bake mini or full-size tarts/pie for 14-20 minutes or until mixture is slightly bubbling.
  5. Remove foil and bake until hot, approximately 6-8 more minutes.
  6. Top with dark chocolate chunks, chocolate chips and/or dried yet moist fruit of choice.
  7. Bake for another 4- 5 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with Paleo Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
  9. Enjoy!
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