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Apple tart

Augusta Gray
Written by

Augusta Gray

Reviewed by dietitian

Fiona Moncrieff

2 min read
Last updated July 2024

Recipe: Apple tart

Prep and cooking time: 50 mins

Serves: 8


  • 50g ground almonds
  • 50g coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 pink lady apples, peeled
  • 2.5 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (not fan).
  2. Rub a nob of butter all over the inside of a (20cm) tart tin that has a removable bottom. You can also split the mixture in 4 mini tins or 2 10cm tins. It’s best to spread the base about 0.5-1cm thick so it crisps and turns golden brown. 
  3. Mix the almonds, coconut flour, flax seed, melted butter, eggs, water, pinch of salt and vanilla together until well combined. 
  4. Press the dough into the tart tins and place in the oven to bake for 10-12mins or until golden. 
  5. While the tart is baking make the puree. Dice 2 of the 4 peeled apples into small cubes. 
  6. Add 1.5 tbsp butter, ½ lemon, ½ tsp cinnamon and the 2 diced apples into a non stick saucepan over medium heat. Place a lid on a cook for 5-8mins minutes or until softened. Drain off any excess liquid and allow to cool before blending or mashing with a fork to make a puree. 
  7. Slice the other 2 apples thinly and set aside. 
  8. Spread the puree on top of the tart bases then layer with apple slices on top and evenly dollop the final 1 tbsp butter on top of the apple slices.
  9. Bake in the oven for 25-30minutes or until the apples are softened and lightly golden. 
  10. Serve with cream or yogurt.
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24 May, 2022

Going to make this for my family tonight. My husband is gluten free so will be delighted.

Su Douglas

3 July, 2021

Can you swap out and use a gf plain flour blend?

Sarah Kemp

11 January, 2021

I would also like to know the carb count please?

Amy Groome

14 January, 2021

Hi Sarah, there are 0 complex carb portions per serving in the apple tart.

Sheila Kaye

24 August, 2020

what is the carb. Count on this?

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