She is Such a Tart

They say the apple does not fall far from the tree. Me and mini-me have apples coming out of our ears, and she is just as contented as myself to create healthful treats. A fruit tart is one gluttonous way to elevate the day. Me and mini me made our apple-raspberry tart with honey, almonds, Jonagold apples and fresh raspberries. I wanted an antioxidant rich power snack that could also serve my emotional needs, I got it!

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We made a basic tart crust, but with whole wheat pastry flour and corn oil, to keep our bodies in stasis. We sliced 5 medium-sized apples, and about two handfuls of fresh raspberries. I added a mixture of 1/4 cup of succinat ( a Vegan sugar substitute but you can use granulated sugar as well) and fall spices. Next, a tablespoon of cinnamon, a good teaspoon of fresh nutmeg, and a teaspoon of cornstarch.

The trick is to GENTLY mix the fruit with the dry mixture, so the berries don’t break until you cook them. I spooned the fruit into the tart and made a light topping of; almonds, 1/4 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of my whole wheat pastry flour, and a 1/4 cup of sweetener. Make sure to break up this mixture very well in a bowl, you can even pulse it quickly then spread it over your tart.

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Did you know:

Cinnamon’s benefits date back to 2700 B.C. It offers anti-clotting and anti-microbial benefits, boosts brain function and contributes to a healthy colon. It may also help control blood sugar in people with diabetes.
Raspberries offer antioxidant compounds cancer, aging, inflammation, and neuro-degenerative diseases. They have an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of about 4900 per 100 grams, crediting it among the top-ranked ORAC fruits. Basically, these antioxidants are absorbed at high rates..they are a must!!

Our final touch was 1/8 cup of raw honey, a natural antimicrobial and antioxidant! We put the tart in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes, then at 350 for an additional 30. Wait until it completely cools to cut!

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Mini Me is my sous chef:)

Stop by next Monday as we make some more healthful apple treats, like a roasted chicken with apples and lemon, with Israeli couscous and Insalata Caprese ( a simple mozzarella/tomato/basil salad).

3 thoughts on “She is Such a Tart”

  1. This looks awesome. Keep writing. Keep making the life you want for yourself. From what I can tell, you have triumphed over anything or anyone that tried to stand in your way. Best of luck to you Finicky Philly.

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