You may find strange if I say I don’t eat a lot of sweets. I do make them almost every day but since I have a lot of limitations in my diet I can’t eat them. If I eat out I don’t even ask for desert list because I know all that I will find there will have wheat and/or lactose.
But from time to time I do feel a need for good dessert and it happened yesterday. I woke up thinking about what could I bake for me and already in the morning I was baking apple tart … and this apple tart is something, believe me. All of these spices and lemon … it was a perfect to satisfy my need for sweets.
Spelt Apple Tart
300g spelt flour (or wheat flour)
2tbs coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
175g soy margarine (or butter), chilled and cut into cubes
3-4tbs cold water
120g coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
3tbs spelt flour (or wheat flour)
1ts ground cinnamon
1/2ts ground cardamom
1/2ts ground ginger
1kg apples, peeled and cut into slices
juice of 1 lemon
Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
Mix the flour, sugar, margarine and salt until you get fine crumbs.Slowly add water until you get a fine dough. Wrap with plastic foil and leave for min 30min in the fridge.
Mix apple slices with lemon juice. In a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, spices and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to the apples.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll with a rolling pin until 3mm thick.
Line the tart with the dough but do not trim the edges yet.
Stir apple mixture into the tart shell. Trim the excess dough. Roll the excess dough with a rolling pin until 3mm thick and cut circles. Glue circles with the edge of tart. Brush with egg and sprinkle with some extra sugar.
Bake in the hot oven for 45 min. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.