Instead of refined sugar, this recipe uses apple sauce, spices, and lemon juice to give this apple tart a simple, sweet flavor. If you’re feeling fancy, you can layer the apple slices in a beautiful pattern like a french tart.

sugar free apple tart | jennifer tyler lee | 20151211_0076_

Or if you’re pressed for time, you can just toss the apple mixture into the pastry shell and call it dessert. I’ve made this apple tart recipe both ways and they are equally satisfying.

sugar free apple tart | jennifer tyler lee | 20151211_0033_

If you’re looking for more sweetness, try adding sliced pears or raisins.


Sugar Free Apple Tart Recipe
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Instead of sugar, this rustic apple tart recipe uses apple sauce, lemon juice, and spices to give this classic dessert a simple, sweet flavor. #sugarfree
Serves: 8 slices
  • 1 9-inch premade pastry crust*
  • 4 cups thinly sliced sweet apples (like Honeycrisp), skins removed (about 4 to 5 medium apples)
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9.5-inch round tart pan with oil.
  2. Press the pastry crust into the pan, folding down the edges and pressing into the sides of the pan to create the crust. Place in refrigerator while you're preparing the apples.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sliced apples, cinnamon, lemon juice, apple sauce, and cornstarch. Toss gently to coat the apples evenly.
  4. Add the apple mixture to the prepared crust. For a more refined look, layer the slices in a pattern.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the edges of the tart are golden brown.
  6. Cool completely, then serve.
*Choose a crust with only three ingredients: flour, butter, salt
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 servings Calories: 200 cal Fat: 9g Sugar: 11g Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 3g