I was merely searching for a gluten free, vegan apple tart recipe when I got sucked into a vortex of gorgeous photographs, interesting life experiences, amazing style and clever, friendly writing. The blog is called A House in the Hills and its multi-talented author is named Sarah Yates. That would be Sarah Yates, the photographer, the chef, the interior designer, the style guru, the world traveler, the savvy writer, the mover, the shaker.
Days go by. You leave this tab open in your browser, meaning to get back to that apple tart recipe. Oh hey, you’re back! Yay!
So. About that recipe. I absolutely loved it. And so will you. If you can’t bring yourself to make something this “fancy” for yourself (even though it’s really easy), then invite a friend over for coffee and together, you can relish this guiltless treat.
Is there such a thing as a vegan, gluten-free, 5-ingredient crust with a buttery, shortbread-like flavor and texture? Why yes, my friend–this is it. The filling and glaze are equally simple and impressive. The end result is a beautiful, healthy dessert with a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. A crowd-pleaser that will quickly disappear long before you’ve had a chance to mention it’s plant-based and free of gluten. Here’s the recipe!
Vegan Apple Tart Recipe
Yields: 8 servings
- 3 cups millet flour
- 1½ cups almond flour
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 4 apples
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp sliced almonds
- ½ cup (gluten free) apricot jam or preserves
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Step 2: To make the crust: In a food processor, combine millet flour, almond flour and salt. Over a low flame, heat coconut oil and maple syrup; stir to combine. Add coconut oil and maple syrup to flour; pulse until combined.
Step 3: Spread dough in a 9.5 inch oiled tart pan (preferably with a removable bottom). Press down and fill sides to form a crust. Pierce crust with a fork several times and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flatten crust with a fork, pressing down to make it as compact as possible.
Step 4: To make the filling: Peel and thinly (and evenly!) slice 4 apples and pile in crust. This is your opportunity to play a little with the apples and presentation. Combine maple syrup and lemon juice and brush over the apples.
Step 5: Sprinkle almonds on top and bake for approximately 1 hour, until the apples are soft and slightly browned.
Step 6: To make the glaze: Combine apricot jam and water in a small pan and heat on low until the preserves are thinned. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, then pour mixture through a strainer to remove any apricot chunks. Brush tart with glaze and serve (preferably warm!).
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