Apple Cinnamon Tart [Gluten-free]

Apple Cinnamon Tart [Gluten-free]This recipe has been a long time coming. It’s seen many variations, but this is the one. And I am so excited to say that.

This apple tart wasn’t even a tart when I first started trying to get this recipe down. Over the summer, we were inspired by Gwenyth Paltrow’s latest cookbook and a gluten-free fruit crumble recipe in it. That led to an apple crumble that led to many more apple bakes.

But it was never quite right. I kept changing what flours I used. Sometimes there was butter, sometimes coconut oil. Either too much juice pooled at the bottom of an 8×8 or a bake would be so dry we had to pour half-and-half on top of it. Whoops.

Apple Cinnamon Tart [Gluten-free] Apple Cinnamon Tart [Gluten-free]I had almost given up. Instead of apple bakes we just started slicing apples and covering them in Truvia and cinnamon (which I still highly recommend). But with this new tart pan, I saw the light.

The tart pan allows the crust to not become too thick — it pretty much ensures you’re going to get just the right amount of thickness. And the apples are just gorgeous. I can’t get over how pretty they are. Even before you bake this tart it’s beautiful.

Not to mention how good it tastes. Just look at the layers of apples. So tender and cinnamon-y. The use of Pink Lady apples in this is imperative. Do not go with a generic red or Granny Smith apple. That decision will come back to haunt you, I promise.  Pink Lady apples are sweeter than most and they bake wonderfully, which is not something all apples can boast.

Apple Cinnamon Tart [Gluten-free]I like to let the apples sit for a few minutes before I mix them in the cinnamon and sugar. The apple juice seeps out and the slices sit in it, which makes the whole concoction stickier and sweeter.

Share this apple tart with your gluten-free friends. Savor every bite. Enjoy it. And keep the doctor away.

Ingredients:
- 5 apples (pink lady)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 3/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

Directions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a tart pan.
- Peel, core, and thinly slice apples. Let sit for several minutes in a large bowl before coating in granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl combine coconut flour, all-purpose gluten-free flour, and brown sugar.
- Mix in egg, almond milk and vanilla bean paste. Put dough in tart pan and shape into crust.
- Layer apples in tart pan and bake for about 20 minutes, until crust browns and apples become tender.
- Let sit in tart pan for 10 minutes before removing and cooling completely.

Apple Cinnamon Tart [Gluten-free]

14. January 2014 by foodmouthblog
Categories: Desserts, Gluten-free | Tags: , , , | 2 comments

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