Friday, April 19, 2013

Gluten Free Apple Tart

The mister keeps asking for sweets and since I am trying to lose some baby weight I have been trying to avoid baking sweets. I hate to admit it, but I have almost no will power over eating my own baked goods. I can turn down almost any one's sweets, especially store bought junk! But the stuff I make, I just don't. Maybe it's the smell of it all while it's in the oven.
Maybe it's the fact that I cannot pass up being my own critic.
Maybe (more likely) I love sweets! ;-)

This isn't all that sweet unless you add sugar to the dough, I didn't, remember losing baby weight, but you can.

This is a gluten free recipe. Nice right! Feel free to use any nuts you have on hand. Almonds work great, so do walnuts, pine and hazelnuts.

Pecan Crust

1 1/2 cups pecans
1/2 cup sugar (optional and I didn't use)
1 egg
3 tbs coconut
1/8 ts salt

Butter or spray a 9-inch tart pan, set aside.
Place pecans and sugar if using in food processor and pulse until the texture of coarse gravel.

Pulse in egg, coconut and salt until the mixture forms a ball, or two.

Dump it out onto your pan and gently press out the dough with wet fingers.

Fill your tart. Today I'm using apple pie filling... from a can! Not a regular item in my home, but works well in a pinch or if you are busy with kids or tired from work. I got this can like a year ago and besides tomato paste I'm not really into canned goods so I have just been forgetting about it. Today was perfect for using it!

Bake until filling is done 30-35 minutes. Let it rest until room temp and serve with coffee or tea.


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