Recently, I heard from Maria, a Sugar Kicker, who is thrilled that she’s been "totally sugar free and artificial
sweetener-free for almost 2 weeks," because she feels "so much better."
Maria then sent me this fabulous recipe for Bakeless Apple Tart, which she found in the December/January issue of Natural Health Magazine.
I thought I’d share this with you, because it sounds so tasty. Thank you, Natural Health.
FYI, as Maria pointed out, organic fruit and nuts and the finest cinnamon available are
Recipe serves 8
2 cups walnuts, plus more for garnish
1 1/2 cups dates, pitted
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4-inch wedges
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1) In food processor, puree 2 cups walnuts into a fine powder and
transfer to large bowl; then finely chop dates and transfer to same bowl. Kneed walnut
powder and chopped dates into a dough, press dough into 9-inch pie plate, and
2) In a large bowl, mix apple wedges, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and
lemon juice and refrigerate overnight.
3) The following day, spoon apple filling into pie crust, arranging six
apple wedges decoratively on top, and garnish with additional cinnamon and
Per serving: 342 calories, 17 g fat (1.5 g saturated). 51 g
carbohydrates, 5 g protein, 5.6 g fiber, 3 mg sodium
I’d love to hear from readers if you tried this recipe and what you thought. Also, please make sure to eat a healthy, balanced meal with plenty of protein before eating this, because dates and raisins that are pretty high in sugar. But dried fruits are a wonderful dish for people phasing out the refined sugar.