Apple Tart Without Dough

Here is a delicious, easy recipe from the website French Women Don’t Get Fat.* Want an apple tart or pie but really don’t want to spend time making the crust? Here’s an easy recipe that solves the dilemma!


  • 4 medium-size Golden Delicious apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cabbage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dots of butter (1/8th teaspoon)

Yield: 4 Servings

Peel and core the apples, cut into quarters, slice each quarter into thirds, and sprinkle with the lemon juice. Place the apples on the cabbage leaves, shaping the slices like those on a small tart.

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Mix the sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle almost all of it on the apple slices (leaving enough to cover the dots of butter). Add small dots of butter and cover with the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture. Bake the tart in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

As my one-year-old niece says, “Nummynummynummy.”

Note: The cabbage leaves are just for presentation. You don’t have to eat them, but if you want to, go for it!

*As I have mentioned before with the website and the books, this is a website that promotes a weight-loss program, so if you tend to be triggered by this kind of stuff, just stick to the recipe pages and you’ll be okay.

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