Apple tarts are one of my favourite desserts, especially when they are as healthy as this one! This recipe can be enjoyed by everyone, its nut-free, gluten-free (if using certified gluten free oats), flour free AND DELICIOUS!
These are so healthy that you can even enjoy them for breakfast because who doesn’t like dessert for breakfast? I do! These are so breathtaking and delicious that you can you bring this to your next summer barbecue/gathering and surprise everyone with these beautiful apple roses.
I love serving this beauties with some vanilla nice cream or if your feeling fancy some coconut whipped cream.
nut-free, flour-free, refined sugar free, fruit sweetened
- 200 grams rolled oats
- 8 medjool dates
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vainilla extract
- 3 tbsp water
- 3 apples
- 3 tbsp warmed up apricot jam (I like using St Dalfour because its only ingredient is fruit!)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat your oven to 200 C and grease a muffin tin.
Add all of the base ingredients to a food processor except the water and pulse until the dates have been chopped very finely and are distributed throughout the dough. Then add one table spoon of water at a time (careful you might not need all three or you might need more depending on how gooey your dates were) until a sticky yet pliable dough is formed.
Divide the dough into the twelve muffin cups and press it into each cup making sure that you go up the sides.
Blind bake the base for 5 minutes.
While the base bakes, cut the apples into quarters and remove the core. Then cut the apples into paper thin slices and add them to a bowl with the lemon juice (this will stop them from browning). Pop them in the microwave for a couple of minutes, until the become pliable and you can bend them without breaking them.
Roll the apples into little roses - to do this simply form a row of apple slices making sure that they overlap one another as you line them up (you will need approximately 6-8 slices for each rose). Starting at the end, roll the apple slices and hold the rose with your fingers so that it sticks together and place them on top the the base. Repeat with all 12 tarts.
Pop them into the oven for around 10 minutes or until the apples are all the way cooked and the base is golden brown.
Once they come out of the oven, brush them with apricot jam (I warmed it up so that it isn't as thick) and let them cool down.
To serve, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or your favourite kind of ice cream.
If you make them, make sure that you tag me so that I can see it!