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AMARANTH CHOCOLATE APPLE TART


This amaranth chocolate apple tart recipe is the perfect dessert for any get together with friends or family. It's the perfect combination of healthy and delicious for anyone who is looking to fill that chocolate craving.

Amaranth is an ancestral superfood with over 3,000 years as a wheat alternative. It is a nutritious superfood rich in protein, fiber and antioxidants. Regarded by the World Health Organization as a solution to malnutrition and world hunger.

We are engaged in creating a sustainable environment. Every purchase contributes to Amaranthy’s effort to improve the health, economic and social conditions of native communities in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. We assist and support a nonprofit organization that teaches the life cycle and harvest of amaranth, benefiting communities of the Central Valley of Oaxaca with a healthy, nutritious food and a sustainable business model for sales and distribution of the amaranth they grow and harvest.

Popped amaranth can be easily blended into a nutritious flour to make this delicious chocolate apple tart with the following recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

TART:

  • 6.7 ounces unsalted butter
  • 8.8 ounces brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1.7 - 2.4 ounces amaranth flour*
  • 5 ounces wheat flour

*simply put the popped amaranth from your Amaranthy bag into the blender to make the flour.


APPLE FILLING:

  • 4 red or yellow apples
  • 5.3 ounces brown sugar
  • 1/3 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5.3 ounces dark chocolate chips


PROCEDURE: (TART)
1. Soften the butter by heating for 20 to 25 seconds in the microwave.

2. In a bowl integrate the butter and the sugar to form a dough of sandy texture.

3. Add egg and vanilla, integrate.

4. Add the amaranth flour and mix everything.

5. Distribute the mixture in a round baking pan forming a base with the help of a spatula.

6. Bake at 356 °F for about 30 minutes or until the tip of a knife is inserted it comes out clean.


APPLE FILLING:
1. Cut the apples into medium-sized cubes.

2. Melt the butter in the pan, add the sugar and vanilla.

3. Cook apples lightly for 5 minutes, they should retain their firmness when biting them.

4. Remove from heat and set aside.

5. Melt the bitter chocolate in the microwave and leave to cool to room temperature.

6. Finally place the apples at the base of the cake, add some of the cooking liquid and finally decorate with the chocolate using a spoon or the tip of a knife to form the "threads" on the apples.

7. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Share with us your amaranth chocolate apple tart once you make it! Make sure to check out our other recipes too.


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