Delectable Apple/Blueberry Tart
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water, slightly warm
salt, kosher variety, fine grind
apples, golden variety
orange juice, freshly squeezed
3Gather your ingredients.
4Add the flax meal to a small bowl and add the warm water.
5Allow the mixture to set for about 10 minutes.
6Chef’s Note: Flax meal is a thickener, and is a very healthy alternative to the use of commercial gelatin products.
7Add the nuts and the salt to a food processor, fitted with an S-Blade.
8Use 1-second pulses until the mixture is finely ground.
9Place the ground walnuts and pecans into a mixing bowl, and then add the coconut oil, maple syrup, and reserved flax meal.
10Mix until thoroughly combined.
11Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
12Oil the bottom and sides of a tart pan, using some additional coconut oil.
13Press the nut mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan.
14Place in the preheated oven, and bake until the crust begins to turn golden on the edges, about 12 – 15 minutes.
15Remove from oven and allow the crust to cool.
17Gather your ingredients.
18Mix the maple syrup, orange juice, and cinnamon together in a large mixing bowl.
19Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples.
20As you are slicing the apples, place them into the mixing bowl and coat with the syrup/orange juice mixture.
21Remove the apples, one at a time, shake off any excess liquid, and place them in a decorative pattern within the prebaked tart shell.
22Reserve the remainder of the syrup/orange juice mixture.
23Place the tart in the preheated oven, and bake for 30 minutes.
24Remove from the oven, and sprinkle the top with the blueberries.
26Return to the oven and continue to bake until the apples are soft, about 20 -25 additional minutes.
27While the tart is baking, take the reserved syrup/orange juice mixture, and add to a small saucepan, over medium heat.
28Simmer, and reduce until it begins to thicken, about 10 – 12 minutes.
29Brush the reduced sauce over the top of the hot tart, and then allow it to cool.
31Serve by itself, or with some whipped cream, and/or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy.
32Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
About this Recipe
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
, Low Fat
, Dairy Free
, Low Sodium
, Wheat Free
, Soy Free
, Low Carb