Green Apple Tart with Vanilla Pecan Crust
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • 1 vanilla bean pod (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 2/3cup blanched almond flour or almond meal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4medium Granny Smith apples (about 1 3/4 pounds), peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400˚. Place pecans and dates in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Slit vanilla bean pod lengthwise and scrape inside to remove vanilla beans; add to pecan mixture and pulse until well ground. Pulse in flour, egg, and salt. Continue pulsing until mixture begins to form a ball. Lightly coat a 9-inch tart pan with oil or cooking spray. Using wet hands, press crust onto bottom and up sides of tart pan; prick all over with a fork. Bake for 10–12 minutes, until crust is dry, firm, and lightly browned. Cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 350˚. In a large bowl, toss together apple slices, lemon juice, arrowroot, agave, and cinnamon. Fan out apples on top of prebaked crust, forming a circle; then layer more apples over the first circle and in the center. Pour accumulated juices over apples. Cover with foil, place on a baking sheet, and bake for 50 minutes, until apples are soft but still have some texture. Cool before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Green Apple Tart with Vanilla Pecan Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


PER SERVING: 235 cal, 13g fat (4g mono, 2g poly, 1g sat), 26mg chol, 4g protein, 30g carb, 4g fiber, 49mg sodium