Apple Tart with agar-agar
1 or 2 apples
350 ml of apple juice
1 tsp agar-agar
a pinch of salt
2 cups of spelt flour
½ cup of sunflower or coconut oil
½ cup Concentrated apple juice
a pinch of salt
1. Mix all the ingredients for the base well, without kneading too much, and place the dough in a removable circular pan. Prick the dough so that it does not rise when baking.
2. Peel the apples and cut into thin slices. Put them on top of the base in a circular way.
3. Heat the oven to 180ºC and bake the cake until the base is done. You will notice that it is ready when the edges begin to turn golden brown. 20 to 30 minutes. Take it out and reserve.
4. While the tart is baking, mix apple juice with agar-agar and salt. Put it in a saucepan to heat and remove constantly for 5 to 8 minutes. Turn off and let it cool down. You can decorate with pomegranate seeds, goji berries or grapes.
5. When the apple juice agar-agar has has cooled down a bit, pour over the base with the apples.
You can add 1 egg substitute to the base mix. This is 1 tbsp of ground linseeds and 3 tbsp of water. Mix linseeds and water and let it set for 5 minutes before adding to the base ingredients.
You can use 2 tbsp of coconut sugar or muscovado sugar instead of concentrated apple juice.
Do not wait too long to add the apple juice agar-agar mix to the tart, otherwise it will solidify. So add it just when it has cooled down.
Nutritional & Energetic Notes
Apple is a wonderful fruit and very much used in macrobiotic cooking. In this recipe we use apple juice to give sweetness and mixing it with agar-agar we get a gel like substance for the filling.
Agar-agar is often recommended for summer because of its cooling properties. You can make delicious fruit gelatins with it.
We can use pomegranate, grapes... or any other fruits to decorate together with the apples, but we add those after the baking and before adding the apple agar-agar mix.