No-Bake Apple Walnut Tart

From The World's Healthiest Foods, I made this simple recipe with powerful ingredients. A piece of it contains an enough amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

Ingredients for crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups dates (Medjool work well)
Ingredients for filling:
  • 2 green or golden delicious apples
  • juice of 1 lemon in 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or raw agave
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Make sure to remove all pits from dates. Combine walnuts and dates in food processor.  Process until well mixed and ground but not smooth (about 40 seconds). Press evenly into a 9-inch tart pan. Set in refrigerator while making the filling.

Slice apples by cutting into quarters. Cut out core and slice crosswise in 1/4 inch thick slices. Put into lemon water while you finish cutting apples. Drain well in colander when done.

Place apples in a large skillet with rest of the ingredients and cook for about 10 minutes stirring frequently on medium heat.

Remove apples with slotted spoon from hot pan to a bowl and cool completely.

Spread apples evenly over crust. Brush the rest of the juice, if any, over apples. Keep tart in the refrigerator covered if not served right away.

No-Bake Apple Walnut Tart
No-Bake Apple Walnut Tart

No-Bake Apple Walnut Tart

Healthy Cooking Tips:

This crust is fantastic if prepared correctly. First of all, it is important to choose dates that are firm and not too gooey. Zahidi dates are usually good for this. When processing your crust you may have to do it in two batches. Combine half the dates and half the walnuts in each batch. Process well, but do not make the mixture too smooth. You should not process more than 40 seconds for each batch. You want to have a coarse texture that is ground enough to hold together when pressed. Take a pinch of crust between your fingers and press it together. If it is over processed the crust will end up pasty and will not be good. If it is not quite ground enough it won't hold together. 

Serves: 8