Wednesday, October 26, 2011

When life gives you Apples....Make an Apple Tart!

Apple Tarts
Tarts aren’t typically considered “healthy” foods, but with a few alterations in the ingredients, it is possible to have delicious cinnamon-apple warm tart-lets that give you sustained energy and keep you feeling full and satisfied.

This past weekend I spent a quintessential New England afternoon going apple picking with my lovely fiance. Needless to say we picked about 20lbs of apples and I needed a healthy recipe to use some of the "fruits" of our labors.

3/4 Cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp of sugar
1/4 tsp of salt
3 Tbsp of reduced - calorie margerine, (i used i cant belive its not butter)
2 Tbsp of Sugar
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
3-4 small apples


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix flour with 1/4 teaspoon sugar and salt.
  • Cut margarine into flour mixture with a fork until flour is the consistency of cornmeal. Mix with 2 or 3 tablespoons cold water until dough forms a ball (a little drier is better than a little sticky). You can make the dough up to 24 hours ahead of times if you wrap it securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate it until you need it.
  • Divide dough into four pieces. Roll each into a ball and then flatten into a disc about 5 inches (13 cm) across. Place the discs on a baking sheet a few inches apart.
  • Combine remaining sugar with cinnamon.
  • Arrange apple slices on top of dough discs, overlapping and fanning them (so they make a flower shape). Sprinkle generous amounts of sugar-cinnamon mixture over them.
  • Bake until crust is browned, approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

WW: 6 PP per tartlet (AND you get to eat the whole thing!)

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