Low-Calorie Apple Tart
Type: DessertPastry Suitable For: Gluten freeHigh fibreLow calorieLow carbLow fatVegetarian
Swap out the carby, fatty pastry for Lo-Dough - It's Apple Tart Like Never Before
What if we told you that you could have a slice of sweet, comforting apple pie for under 120 calories and 12.75g of carbs (nearly all of which are coming from the natural sugars in the apple)? You'd bite our hand off, right? Add to that the fact that each slice is just under 5g of healthy fibre and this apple tart is pretty much your dream diet dessert.
There is a common misconception that low-carb diets should consist of next to no carbs whatsoever. If following a strict ketogenic diet, then this may well be true, but if just reducing carbs, it is strongly recommended to continue eating 'green' carbs - ie the vast majority of fruit and veg (white potatoes should largely be avoided in this instance). So whilst this apple tart contains carbs - it's mostly in delicious, nutritious apple form! Carb's aside, this is also a low-fat recipe, so if just counting calories, it's a low-cal life-saver too.
That's the health part over - so how does it taste? Well - judging by the time it lasted in the office, pretty damn fine! Soft, sweet apples encased in a cinnamon and vanilla custard, all held together in a Lo-Dough case - this dessert is yet ANOTHER winner. Take a bit of time over-laying the apples and it's super easy on the eye too.
With Lo-Dough in your armoury, all manner of low calorie and low carb desserts are at your mercy. Easy to make and always delivering on taste, you should definitely give some a whirl.
From cakes to cookies, tarts to pies, sponge puddings to summer puddings, Lo-Dough can be used to make the lot. Check out the range of dessert recipes we have so far.
Method1. Preheat your oven to 140c/Gas Mark One.
2. Roll out your Lo-Dough and push into a 7-inch tin.
3. Arrange you sliced apples around the Lo-Dough - you made need to do two layers to use it all up. The more apple the better!
4. Make a simple custard mix by whisking the cream and eggs together with the vanilla and cinnamon.
6. Pour in the custard mix over the apple and put into the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes. The custard should be set, but still have a bit a wobble.
7. Allow to cool on a rack for at least 5 minutes. Cool further or alternatively, serve warm if desired.
Serving suggestion: Try serving with nuts and lightly sweetened creme fraiche to take this one up a gear.