Apple Tart Without Dough


The following recipe for an apple tart without a crust is less sweet – lower in calories – but more nutritional than what one finds in pastry shops, delis, or supermarkets. Homemade versus prepared food: a universe of difference. Read labels and start avoiding foods whose ingredients sound like chemical weapons.

You don’t need to eat the cabbage leaves, though you can; they are for presentation and don’t affect the tart.


4 medium-size Golden Delicious apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cabbage leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Dots of butter (1/8th teaspoon)

Yield: 4 Servings


Peel and core the apples, cut into quarters, slice each quarter into thirds, and sprinkle with the lemon juice. Place the apples on the cabbage leaves, shaping the slices like those on a small tart. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Mix the sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle almost all of it on the apple slices (leaving enough to cover the dots of butter). Add small dots of butter and cover with the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake the tart in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.