Rose Platter: Feast on this slimming tasty Apple Tart!
Most of us have a sweet tooth! And how can we do without that tasty chocolate cake, or my favourite, a coconut cake with cream on it!
Mireille Guiliano in her engaging book French Women Don’t Get Fat The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, shows us how to make this very tasty apple tart without pastry! Its crust is less sweet, lower in calories but more nutritional! Read labels and start avoiding foods whose ingredients sound like chemical weapons she advices, especially when being tempted by desserts in pastry shops and delis!
Ingredients: 4 medium-size Golden Delicious apples. 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 4 cabbage leaves, one tablespoon sugar and half teaspoon cinnamon. Dots of butter.
- Peel apples, cut into quarters, slice each quarter into thirds, and sprinkle with lemon juice. Spread on cabbage leaf, shaping slices like a small tart.
- Mix sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle most (leave enough to cover the dots of butter) on apple slices. Add small dots of butter and cover with the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake at gas mark 1/135 deg. C for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
This will serve four people. And once you have reduced, you can go back to having a slice of the real thing with a proper crust!
Studies have shown that the apple’s healing power is in the skin. A study in the Netherlands, revealed that men eating an apple a day (along with 2 tablespoons of onions and four cups of tea) had a 32 per cent lower risk of heart attack than those who ate fewer apples. Apples are also good for their fiber. They are good digestive aids. They are also an excellent weight control food for people who want to lose weight without being hungry all the time.