In a world saturated with Pinterest recipes and Food Network stars, it is sometimes hard to see all the amazing food while knowing that it isn’t optimal for specific dietary needs. However, there are many options for individuals currently undergoing dialysis. Here is one such recipe for an Apple Tart that is perfect for the cool fall weather.
1 cup All Purpose Flour
⅓ cup butter
5 to 8 tablespoons of ice water
3 Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of pumpkin pie spice
¼ cup apple jelly (available at your grocery store or many local farmers’ markets)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Begin by cutting the butter into the flour until it is integrated and becomes small pieces, approximately the size of walnuts. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add 5 tablespoons of ice water. Fold the flour mixture over the ice water until the mixture starts to look like dough. If it is still dry, add more ice water. Once the dough is set, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for half an hour. When the time is up, roll the dough out on a floured surface and place in the tart pan.
Start with the apple slices in a large mixing bowl. Mix the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice , sprinkle over the sliced apples, and toss. Layer the apples in your tart pan on the prepared dough. Bake the tart at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until the crust is browned and the apples are soft.
Once your tart has finished baking you can set it aside to cool and start on the jelly topping. Put the jelly in a double boiler and cook until it is a melted. Brush the top of the tart with the jelly glaze.
This apple tart recipe is recommended for patients currently undergoing dialysis. It has only 253 calories and 2.9 grams of dietary fiber.
For more information on dialysis and recipes you can make at home, contact Fortus Healthcare Resources today. We are happy to discuss any questions you may have.