I have enjoyed baking my own treats for my family on the weekend as a healthier and tastier option to store-bought sweets.
A German-Style Apple Tart
This apple tart is a take on the traditional Bavarian style, using less sugar, cream, and cream cheese than would be used in the traditional style.
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1 hour 25 min
1 9" pie serves 8-12
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 3 tbsp liquid egg whites
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 4-5 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 ounces plain yoghurt
- 3 tablespoon liquid egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup apricot preserves, stir smooth and spread on top with a pastry brush
- In a large bowl add flour, sugar, and margarine. Mix until crumbly, and then mix in egg whites and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract until blended smooth.
- Press mixture into an 9" pie plate sprayed with cooking oil.
- Sprinkle almonds onto bottom of pastry.
- Arrange apple slices in spiral pattern over almonds.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over apples.
- In a separate bowl, dissolve cornstarch in the milk, and then add vanilla, lemon juice, egg whites, and yoghurt. Blend well, and then pour over apples.
- Heat oven to 375 F.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes until crust is golden and apples are tender.
- When done allow to cool for 30 minutes or more, then brush preserves on top.
- Serve with whipped cream on top.
Enjoy this dessert with coffee, tea or milk. Store left overs in the fridge and have for breakfast.
© 2017 Wes Clark