Maple Caramel Apple Tart {Gluten-Free}

star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon star rating icon
Be the first to rate this recipe.

If you love dessert made with apples, I promise you this gluten-free maple caramel apple tart will not disappoint! I know the tart may look complicated to make, but it is simple, and the maple buttery caramel sauce outshines any apple tart or pie. In this stunning dessert, the apples are baked in a silky maple caramel sauce, and the crust is light and buttery. Honestly, you will love this heavenly dessert. Next time you are thinking of making gluten-free apple pie, please make this maple caramel apple tart. This dessert is a winner all the way. Vegan option included

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 white rice flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
  • ⅓ cup cold salted butter, cubed
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp. Ice water
  • 4 large Honeycrisp, Granny Smith or Braeburn apples
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca or arrowroot starch/flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • MAPLE CARAMEL SAUCE
  • 2 Tbsp. Salted butter
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Note: for vegan option substitute earth balance butter for butter and coconut cream for cream
  • Instructions

  • To make the maple caramel sauce, pour maple syrup in a heavy bottom saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes. Stir often to reduce bubbles
  • Stir in butter until melted then slowly add the cream, stirring constantly. Cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Set aside
  • CRUST
  • Using a food processor, combine almond flour, sweet sorghum flour, rice flour, and coconut sugar. Add butter and pulse until blended, the butter should be about the size of a small pea. Add water one tablespoon at a time until the dough is moist and should stick together if you pinch it. I used three tablespoons
  • Press dough into a 9-inch tart pan including along the sides. Refrigerate until ready to use
  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Peel, core and thinly slice the apples
  • Using a large bowl toss apples with lemon juice, cinnamon and tapioca/arrowroot. In that order.
  • Fan the apples in a circular pattern, this way you can fit them all in. If you are using raisins, sprinkle them after the first layer of apples. You should have 2 layers of fanned apples. Pour maple caramel sauce evenly over the apples
  • Bake for 40 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 F and loosely cover the tart with foil. Bake for 20 - 25 more minutes until the apples are tender
  • Cool completely before removing the sides. Serve with extra caramel sauce, ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!


  • Leave a Comment

    No comments yet.

    Add a Rating

    Similar Recipes

    Gluten Free Apple Pie Without a Crust

    Gluten Free Apple Pie Without a Crust

    This gluten free apple pie is a true classic, but without the added crust, how wonderful. The greatest effort goes into making the crust, but with this pie, there is not crust, making it an easy recipe. Now imagine loads of delicious apples combined with cinnamon and oats. Spectacular! This scrumptious apple pie recipe should […] Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 15 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 65 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 6
    Gluten Free Classic Apple Pie

    Gluten Free Classic Apple Pie

    Apple pie is the ultimate home baked treat. The smell of freshly baked apples with a hint of cinnamon cooling in the kitchen will bring back many wonderful memories from your childhood. When it comes to gluten-free apple pie, the crust is important, it has to be tender and flaky. In this easy to make […] Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 20 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Moderate
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 60 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 8-inch pie
    Pumpkin Pie With Cinnamon Apple Swirl Yogurt Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    Pumpkin Pie With Cinnamon Apple Swirl Yogurt Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    Let’s talk about healthy food. One of my favourite breakfasts is a yogurt bowl packed with fruit, seeds and nuts. Don’t get me wrong, I do spoil myself on the weekends with some gluten-free biscuits or gluten-free chocolate chip zucchini muffins. I believe life is all about balance and during my work week it is […] Read More

    Prep Time icon Prep Time 10 Minutes
    Difficulty icon Difficulty Easy
    Cook Time icon Cook Time 5 Minutes
    Serves icon Serves 4