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Low GI Glazed Apple Tart
Low GI Glazed Apple Tart

With cinnamon, almonds and apples this low GI tart recipe will have your mouth watering while you cook in anticipation of eating the finished item, almost guilt free!

Low GI Glazed Apple Tart

By WLR's Food Information Executive, Laurence Beeken

Ingredients

  • 5oz/140g Almonds, Whole, Average
  • 360g Apples, Cooking, Weighed with Skin & Core, Average
  • 1.6 Slices/40g Bread, Wholemeal, Average
  • 1 Tsp/3g Cinnamon, Ground, Average
  • 2 Lg Eggs/66g Eggs, Whites Only, Raw, Average
  • 4oz/112g Sauce, Apple, Unsweetened, Average
  • 1 Egg/55.9g Eggs, Omega 3
  • 2 Tbsps/4g Sweetener, Canderel
  • ¼Tsp/1g Almond, Extract
  • 2 Servings/40g Jam, Apricot, Reduced Sugar, Average
  • Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (400°F, Gas Mark 6).
  2. Peel and core 2 medium apples.
  3. Toast the almonds - place the almonds on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden and fragrant. Remove from the oven and cool. Leave the oven on.
  4. Finely grind the cooled almonds in a food processor and then transfer to a bowl.
  5. Place the wholemeal bread into the food processor and grind to fine crumbs.
  6. Add the bread crumbs to the bowl and ½ tsp of the cinnamon, tossing to combine.
  7. Stir in the egg whites.
  8. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 20cm (8in) pie dish and return to the oven for 10 minutes until the pie crust is set.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  10. Whisk together the apple sauce, whole egg, sweetener, remaining cinnamon and almond extract and spread the mixture over the cooled pie crust.
  11. Turn the oven up to 200°C (400°F, Gas Mark 6).
  12. Slice the apples into crescents and arrange the pieces in circles over the apple sauce mixture.
  13. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  14. Remove from the oven, brush with jam and leave to cool.

Serve with a low fat vanilla ice cream.

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