Cooking in the Kitchen at TGP

The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner and today we are sharing a recipe that can help cut down on all the very sugary sweets served during this time of year. This is a favorite of our registered dietitian Beth Bennett. When participants make this at our kitchen in TGP they are surprised at how delicious it is, especially when served with a dollop of vanilla greek yogurt. The sweetness in this tart comes from the apples and the Medjool dates instead of adding sugar. Check out the recipe below.

No-Bake Apple Walnut Tart

The healthy date and nut crust allows you to indulge in a delicious healthy dessert without compromising flavor. And one serving of this tart provides an excellent source of those hard-to-find, healthy-promoting omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes, chilling time: about 1 hour
Ingredients:
  • Crust
  • 2-1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups dates (Medjool dates work well)
  • sea salt to taste
  • Filling
  • 3 green apples, such as Granny Smith, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon in 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
Directions:
  1. Combine walnuts and dates in food processor. Make sure you remove pits if dates have them and cut off end where stem was. Process until well mixed and ground, but not smooth (about 40 seconds). It should be a coarse texture when done. Press evenly into a 9-inch tart pan. Set in refrigerator while making the filling.
  2. Slice apples by cutting into quarters. Cut out core and slice crosswise in 1/4 inch thick slices. Put into lemon water while you finish cutting apples. Drain well in colander when done.
  3. Place apples in a large skillet with rest of the ingredients and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently on medium heat.
  4. Remove apples with a slotted spoon from hot pan to a bowl and cool completely.
  5. Reduce liquid to about half the volume and then cool.
  6. Spread apples evenly over crust. Brush apple-juice syrup over apples. The tart can be served right away or it will keep in refrigerator until needed. Keep tart covered in refrigerator so it doesn't pick up moisture. Top with a little vanilla yogurt if desired.

Serves 8

This recipe comes from www.whfoods.com






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