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German Apple Tart

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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.

Topped with whipped cream and ready to serve!

Topped with whipped cream and ready to serve!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

55 min

1 hour 25 min

1 9" pie serves 8-12

Ingredients

Crust

  • 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

Filling

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Press mixture into an 9" pie plate sprayed with cooking oil.
  3. Sprinkle almonds onto bottom of pastry.
  4. Arrange apple slices in spiral pattern over almonds.
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples.
  6. 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.
  7. Heat oven to 375 F.
  8. Bake for 45-55 minutes until crust is golden and apples are tender.
  9. When done allow to cool for 30 minutes or more, then brush preserves on top.
  10. 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

Comments

Janisa from Earth on April 02, 2018:

And I finally found an apple pie recipe that includes a crust made from scratch! Thank you for this. It doesn't even seem to be too hard to make; just need to get all the required ingredients for the filling.