I’m not sure we could come up with a dish that’s more classically American than apple pie, so that’s what we decided to work with for this recipe! We love that sweet and tart flavor when it’s hot out of the oven, but we don’t always love knowing how much sugar is thrown into it to make it taste that good. Plus, the crust isn’t really helping us out when we’re trying to eat healthy and in moderation (three slices is fine, right?).
For this dessert, we wanted to achieve the same classic and delicious flavor of apple pie, while still lightening it up so that we could enjoy it guilt-free. Our new version has very little added sugar and your waistline will thank you for the use of puff pastry instead of a double crust! If you want to impress people with a healthy dessert at your next get-together or just wow your family with something great, check out this “Apple Pie” tart, it’ll knock your socks off!
Healthy Apple Tart
- 2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400º F.
- Place all your sliced apples in a large bowl and pour lemon juice over the top. Toss thoroughly to make sure apples get coated and won’t turn brown.
- In a separate small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Sprinkle sugar mixture over the apples and toss again to coat well.
- Take your puff pastry sheet and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to form a 12-inch circle.
- Transfer pastry to 9 or 10-inch pie dish and trim off excess.
- Arrange apple slices in concentric circles, starting from the middle and working your way out.
- Place pie dish in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until puff pastry is golden and apples are tender.
- Remove from oven and let rest at least 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe adapted from Sugar-Free Mom