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Mini apple tarts made with spiralized apples ready for a snack or dessert

Spiralized Mini Apple Tarts

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fall Fruits
Difficulty: Easy
Number of Ingredients: 7
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Standing Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Tarts
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Marilyn
While I often think of tarts as a dessert item, I love to nibble on these little delights for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Whenever you choose to enjoy them, you will want to make them again and again.
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Ingredients

  • 6 pitted soft dates
  • 2 cups raw walnut halves or pieces
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 3 tbsp raw agave nectar divided
  • 4 crisp tart apples (such as Cameo or Cortland), peeled, cored and ends cut flat
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  • In food processor, combine dates and walnuts; process until crumbly and sticky. Add a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp (15 mL) agave nectar; process until dough forms a ball.
  • Divide dough into six equal pieces and press one piece into the bottom and halfway up the sides of each prepared muffin cup to form a crust. Refrigerate.
  • Using a spiralizer, cut apples into thin strands. Alternatively, you can chopped apples into small chunks.
  • In a medium bowl, combine apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, the remaining salt, the remaining agave nectar and lemon juice. Let stand for 30 minutes or until apples are softened to desired consistency.
  • Remove muffin pan from refrigerator. Remove tarts from pan and discard any liquid. Using tongs, divide apple strands among crusts, twisting them to fit.

Notes

Variation: Substitute firm pears (such as green or red Anjou) for the apples. Or use a combination of apples and pears. You will need 4 fruits total.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg