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Quick Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce

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I made a quick apple tart for a guest. I put it in the oven when we started eating dinner, and it was cooked when we finished the main dish. To make it, I used ready-made pastry cut in a square, on parchment paper. I pre-heated the oven to 350° F/180° C. I used two apples, which I peeled and then sliced thinly with a grater. I mixed them with a little sugar and cinnamon, then piled them high on the pastry sheet and wrapped the edges around it.

Once the pastry was a nice golden brown, I turned off the oven and let it sit. Meanwhile, I made the caramel sauce. To make it, I melted about half a cup of sugar in a saucepan, and let it cook to a golden brown. I then gradually added in oat cream until it was the desired consistency. Adding the cream keeps the caramel from becoming a sticky hazard to teeth, or from solidifying. I poured the caramel sauce over the tart and served it.

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Apple Praline Cake

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This is a very nice apple cake. When it was ready to go in the oven, it looked all wrong, with the apple pieces standing upright in tight formation.

However, when it baked the cake rose around the apples. My cake didn’t need the extra time the author mentioned, nor was it too moist in the center. I used 4 large Boskoop apples.

One problem was that the tips of some of the apple slices burned.This was easily solved by cutting off the burnt tips before applying the praline topping. In the finished cake the praline topping hides the evidence of this procedure.

The final cake was moist and delicious.

Apple-Blueberry Mini Buckwheat Cobblers

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I made these mini cobblers by taking one granny smith apple and a few fresh blueberries and mixing them with fruit syrup sweetener, cinnamon, a pinch of flour, and a bit of lemon juice. I divided the mixture between 6 oiled cupcake tins and preheated the oven to 220 Celsius.

For the topping I used a little oil, cinnamon, fruit syrup sweetener, buckwheat flour, wheat flour, hazelnut milk, baking soda and ground flax seed. I baked them for 20 minutes.

Mini Apple Pies

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As a quick sweet dish, I sliced a peeled granny smith apple, sweetened it with agave and stevia, and put it in some store-bought puff pastry. I topped it with a little sugar and cinnamon and baked it for 20 minutes in a moderate oven.

They look suspiciously like apple pies from a fast-food outlet, but taste a lot better!

Spicy Apple Carrot Salad

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This salad is an interesting mix of sweet and spicy.

Squash, Chard/Mangold and Bean Taco

I used this recipe although I opted for black-eyed beans instead of black beans, and whole-wheat tortillas. I did not like it as much as grilled vegetables in a tortilla, but my dining companion liked it.

Cheese Platter

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Some evenings I want a simple but satisfying meal. A cheese platter with a glass of ruby port suits me.

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Here I have whole wheat crackers, Guinness cheddar, porter, Cashel blue, and apple.