When it comes time for dessert, it’s hard to stay healthy, especially when sugar and butter are involved. Fortunately, this apple tart with a walnut crust will satiate your sweet tooth without causing you too much guilt.

Walnut Apple Tart

  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 hours
  • Total Time:2 1/2 hours
  • Servings:6-8
  • Medium


  • 3 cup walnuts
  • 5 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoon coconut oil (warmed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 apples
  • Step 1

    Blend walnuts in a food processor until they reach a consistency similar to coffee grounds, not too fine or too course. It may help to grind it in sections if your food processor is small.

    Photo by Mary Schoneman
  • Step 2

    Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt to the walnuts and mix well. It should be a pasty consistency without being too wet.

  • Step 3

    Spoon a couple teaspoons of this mixture into a small ramekin. Spread mixture with spoon or thumb onto bottom and sides to form a thin crust.

    Photo by Mary Schoneman
  • Step 4

    Put into the oven and heat for 200ºF for two hours, or until crust is dried.

  • Step 5

    While the walnut crust is cooking, put your coconut oil into a pot to heat over a very low flame. Combine with maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.

  • Step 6

    While the syrup mixture is heating, core and dice apples into small chunks.

    Photo by Mary Schoneman
  • Step 7

    Add apples to syrup mixture along with water and cornstarch.

  • Step 8

    Keep on low heat for 10-14 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • Step 9

    Once apples have softened, remove from heat and cover mixture. Let sit until crust is ready.

  • Step 10

    Once the walnut crust is ready, pour the apple and syrup mixture into the crust and heat in oven for an additional 5 minutes or until warmed.

  • Step 11

    Remove from oven and serve warm.