Heavenly Gluten-Free Apple Tart Recipe

Welcome, foodies and health enthusiasts! Today, I am thrilled to share with you my latest recipe for an Apple Tart Sent from Heaven. This gluten-free recipe is perfect for those who love indulgence without compromising their health goals.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I always search for healthier alternatives to traditional desserts that use regular flour, refined sugar, and dairy. That’s why I created this apple tart recipe that’s free from gluten, dairy, and processed sugar.

My apple tart combines the warm spices of cinnamon, allspice, and ground cloves with the natural sweetness of honey and dates to create a mouth-watering dessert that is both delicious and nutritious. Plus, it has baked raisins and crunchy walnuts that add texture to every bite.

I understand how frustrating it is to crave something sweet but to be limited by dietary restrictions such as gluten sensitivities or dairy intolerances. That’s why I wanted to create an easy gluten-free recipe that replaces traditional flour with oat flour for a healthier option.

This apple tart sent from heaven guarantees mouth-watering flavors that will transport your taste buds straight to dessert heaven! So grab your apron and let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Tart Sent from Heaven (Gluten Free)
Apple Tart Sent from Heaven (Gluten Free)

Are you drooling at the thought of a delicious dessert, but worried about it being gluten-free or dairy-free? Look no further because my gluten-free and dairy-free Apple Tart Sent from Heaven recipe is here! This healthy recipe is perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings, without causing any guilt or bloating.

This apple tart recipe contains a perfect balance of fruits and nuts that not only make it healthy but also add to its distinctive taste. The juicy green apples, sweet dates, and crunchy walnuts will come together to create a delightfully satisfying sensation in each bite.

The warm fragrant spices – cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves – blended with honey to give this heavenly dessert recipe its delightful aroma and flavor that just melts in your mouth. When balanced with the tartness of lemon juice, it creates a perfect harmony of sweetness and tanginess.

But what makes this recipe even better is that it doesn’t compromise on taste while remaining gluten-free and dairy-free. It’s perfect for everyone, whether you have dietary restrictions or not.

Not only is it a perfect dessert option for those who are sensitive to gluten and dairy products, but it also makes a fantastic addition to any special occasion or dinner party because of its versatile nature. You can pair it with anything from tea to wine depending on your preferences.

So why wait? Give this Apple Tart Sent from Heaven Recipe a try and prepare to be amazed by its tantalizing taste. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Sliced apples elegantly arranged on a gluten-free crust.
Sliced apples elegantly arranged on a gluten-free crust.

Let’s get started with the Ingredient List for this gluten-free Apple Tart Sent from Heaven. You will need the following:

For the Oat and Walnut Crust

  • 2 cups of walnuts
  • 2 cups of dates
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp of ground allspice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of water

For the Apple Filling

  • 3 Green Apples (Granny Smith Apples are a great option)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of organic raw honey
  • 1/8 tsp of ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp of ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • (Optional) A handful of raisins

This list should enable you to create a delicious and crispy tart that is perfect for any occasion.

The Recipe How-To

 A heavenly dessert that's gluten-free and dairy-free!
A heavenly dessert that’s gluten-free and dairy-free!

After gathering all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to dive into making the delicious Apple Tart Sent from Heaven (Gluten Free) recipe. Follow the easy steps below to create the perfect gluten-free tart.

Step 1: Make the Tart Crust

To make the crust for this heavenly tart, start by combining 2 cups of walnuts and 3 cups of dates in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is crumbly, but able to stick together when pressed between your fingers. Then, press this mixture onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom.

Step 2: Prepare the Filling

Begin making the filling by slicing 3 green apples (Granny Smith apples work best) into thin, even slices. Arrange the apple slices on top of the prepared oat crust in an overlapping design.

In a separate bowl, mix together 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp allspice. Pour this mixture over the layered apple slices in the tart shell.

Step 3: Bake to Perfection

Bake your tart in a preheated oven set to 350°F for approximately 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are tender. Allow it to cool on a wire rack for at least 15-20 minutes before serving.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Once cooled, slice and serve your delicious Apple Tart Sent from Heaven (Gluten Free) recipe with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream or just enjoy it plain!

Follow these simple steps for a delicious gluten-free dessert that will have everyone reaching for seconds!

Substitutions and Variations

 Meet my all-time favorite gluten-free apple tart!
Meet my all-time favorite gluten-free apple tart!

Now, let’s talk about some substitutions and variations you can make in this Apple Tart Sent from Heaven (Gluten Free) recipe to experiment with different flavors and tailor it to your dietary needs.

Firstly, if you’re not fond of walnuts, you can substitute them with almonds or hazelnuts. These nuts will add a lovely crunch and nutty flavor to the crust. You could also use a combination of these nuts for a more complex taste.

If you are vegan or follow a low-carb diet, you can substitute oat flour with almond flour. This swap will give the tart crust a subtle almond flavor and make it keto-friendly.

For those who have a diary or celiac sensitivity, you can substitute butter with coconut oil or olive oil for the crust. These healthy oils will make the crust moist and flaky without adding any dairy.

You could also experiment with different apples – French apple galette is often made with Golden Delicious apples, and Dutch apple pie is usually made with Granny Smith apples. However, feel free to try other types that are available in your area.

If raisins are not your thing, consider using dried cranberries or chopped apricots instead for added sweetness.

Looking for a spin on the classic Apple Tart Sent from Heaven (Gluten-Free)? Try adding caramel sauce on top of the tart before serving. Or sprinkle some brown sugar on the apple slices before arranging them on the crust for extra sweetness and color.

I hope these substitution and variation suggestions inspire you to get creative in the kitchen! Remember, cooking is all about experimenting and finding what works best for your taste buds and dietary needs.

Serving and Pairing

 You won't even know this apple tart is gluten-free!
You won’t even know this apple tart is gluten-free!

Like any good dessert, this apple tart sent from heaven is best served warm for a cozy indulgence that’ll fill your senses with the comforting scent of cinnamon and allspice. Meanwhile, the delicious combination of honey and raisins creates an aura of sophistication, making this apple tart ideal for those special occasions worthy of a more elegant touch.

One option is to pair this gluten-free recipe with some vanilla ice cream to complement the warm texture of the apple tart, creating a harmony between hot and cold flavors. For those who want to keep it light, a side of fresh fruit sorbet or whipped coconut cream should do the trick.

I also recommend accompanying this heavenly gluten-free apple tart with a good hot cup of tea or coffee. Green tea or spiced chai teas will enhance the sweet aroma of apples and spices, while black coffee can bring out the nutty undertones of the crust.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with additional toppings or extras such as nuts, chocolate chips, or caramel sauce. You can modify your apple tart sent from heaven until it reaches your desired level of joy and satisfaction.

In conclusion, serve this delicious apple tart as an after-dinner dessert or even as an afternoon snack. This dessert is made for sharing with family and friends during a relaxing evening gathering in front of a fireplace. So go ahead and indulge in this gluten-free recipe, but be warned: one slice won’t be enough!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Little bites of heaven in every slice of this tart.
Little bites of heaven in every slice of this tart.

Let’s face it, we don’t always have the luxury of preparing a dessert right before serving it. Luckily, this gluten-free Apple Tart Sent from Heaven recipe can be made ahead of time and stored for later use.

To store the tart, first let it cool completely to room temperature. Once cooled, cover the tart with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator for up to three days. When ready to serve, simply take it out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

If you have leftovers, which is doubtful, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. To reheat a slice of the tart, simply place it in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through.

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can make the crust ahead of time as well. Simply prepare the crust as instructed and store it in the fridge for up to two days or in the freezer for up to one month. When ready to use, thaw it overnight in the fridge before rolling it out and assembling your tart.

So go ahead and prepare this heavenly apple tart ahead of time without worrying about losing its amazing taste and texture. Just be sure to store it carefully and reheat it gently to retain its deliciousness.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors in every bite!
The perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors in every bite!

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know that making the perfect apple tart sent from heaven can be a challenge. However, with the right tips and techniques, you can ensure that your gluten-free, dairy-free recipe comes out flawlessly every time. Here are some recommendations for achieving stunning results with this recipe:

1. Pay Attention to the Ingredients: Ensure you are using high-quality ingredients for maximum flavor and health benefits. Opt for organic green apples, raisins, dates, walnuts, and honey to add natural sweetness.

2. Use Your Senses: While you’re preparing the mixture for the filling on the stove, rely on all your senses – sight, smell, touch – to determine when it is ready. Once it turns into a thick and gooey consistency is an indication that it’s done!

3. Don’t Skimp on Spices: Cooking with spices can make all the difference in enhancing taste and aroma. Cinnamon, cloves, and allspice add a warm and pleasant flavor profile to this apple tart.

4. Cool the Filling Before Adding It to the Crust: Make sure to cool down your filling mixture completely before adding it to your tart crust or galette. This way you avoid any sogginess or softness in the base of your dessert.

5. Chop Apples Uniformly: When preparing your apples, chop them into uniformly shaped pieces that look aesthetically pleasing when placed together on top of filling mix.

6. Handle Your Tart Carefully: If you end up having a leftover slice of apple tart sent from heaven after dinner just remember to gently store it in an airtight container placed in your fridge.

7. Experiment with Different Variations: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and variations! Try using hazelnuts instead of walnuts or substituting maple syrup for honey-like sweetening agent.

By following these tips and techniques rest assured that your apple tart sent from heaven will come out perfect every time. Enjoy the journey and savor in each delicious bite of this healthy, gluten-free dessert.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free Apple Tart Sent from Heaven recipe is a must-try for anyone who wants to indulge their taste buds while eating clean and staying healthy. The recipe ingredients are natural and free from harmful chemicals, making this dessert not only delicious but also nutritious. This recipe is also very versatile and can easily be adapted to fit different dietary needs – whether you’re vegan, following a low-carb or keto diet, or have celiac disease.

Try this recipe out today and enjoy the harmonious blend of spices, honey, raisins, dates, and crispy walnuts that form the base of this heavenly tart. So go ahead and satisfy your sweet cravings the healthy way with this gluten-free Apple Tart Sent from Heaven recipe!

Apple Tart Sent from Heaven (Gluten Free)

Apple Tart Sent from Heaven (Gluten Free) Recipe

This is not your normal apple tart. The healthy date, nut crust allows you to indulge without guilt or compromising flavor. It takes no time to prepare, and will please and satisfy anyone who loves apple pie, you will love me for this one
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Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 398.8 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups dates
  • 3 green apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 1 lemon, juice of, in
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • Combine walnuts and dates in food processor.
  • Make sure you remove pits if dates have them and cut off end where stem was.Process until well mixed and ground, but not smooth.About 40 seconds.It should be a coarse texture when done.
  • 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 ¼ 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 a slotted spoon from hot pan to a bowl and cool completely.
  • Reduce liquid to about half the volume and cool separately.
  • Spread apples evenly over crust.Brush syrup over apples.
  • Can be served right away or will keep in refrigerator until needed.
  • Keep tart covered in refrigerator so it doesn't pick up moisture.
  • Top with a little vanilla yogurt if desired.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 222gCalories: 398.8kcalCarbohydrates: 47.5gProtein: 6.7gFat: 24.1gSaturated Fat: 2.3gSodium: 4.5mgFiber: 6.6gSugar: 36.3g
Keyword Apple, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, Egg-free, Free Of..., Fruit, Inexpensive, Lactose-free, New Zealand, Tarts
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