Apple-Date Torte - 3 Guiding Stars
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Sweetened only with dates, this simple variation on apple pie offers great nutrition alongside the natural sugar. Enjoy a small portion as a treat! For a little creamy goodness, top with a tablespoon or two of vanilla Greek yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 30 dates, pitted (divided)
  • 1 c. warm water (divided)
  • 1 1/2 c. walnuts
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 4 apples, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8″ tart pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cover 18 dates with half of the warm water and set aside.
  3. Place walnuts in food processor and grind to a fine meal. Add the remaining pitted dates and water and process until dates are blended with the walnuts to form a coarse, sticky meal. Press mixture into tart pan.
  4. Place soaking dates and their liquid in blender along with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt. Blend until smooth.
  5. In a medium bowl, toss apple slices with the date sauce. Layer into crust.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until apples are tender when poked with a fork. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 445; Total Fat 14.5g (19% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 150mg (7% DV); Total Carbohydrate 83g (30% DV); Dietary Fiber 10g (36% DV); Total Sugars 70g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Copper 80% DV; Manganese 50% DV; Vitamin B6 25% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/apple-date-torte/
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