Caramel Apple Tart

This tart is a delicious reminder of the caramel apples Mom used to make that were covered with salted peanuts.    It’s very quick and easy to prepare, basically in three easy steps.  Refrigerate any leftovers, great the next day too.


Crust Ingredients
1 ¼ cups dates, chopped
1/3 c + 1 T. water
¾ cup Grape-Nuts
½ cup oats
½ cup pecans, finely chopped
Pinch of salt

2 gala apples, sliced thinly
1 lemon, juiced
2 T. brown sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter, no added sugar or salt
3 T. honey
¼ t. caramel flavoring
Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place dates and water in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Simmer until dates are soft.  Mash dates.

Place dates in a mixing bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well with a fork.

Press mixture in either a ceramic tart pan lined with parchment paper or glass baking dish.  Bake for 12 minutes then cool to room temperature.

Slice apples with a food processor, slice approximately ¼” thick.  Place in a small bowl and mix with lemon juice and brown sugar.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or so until the apples are soft.

Place the peanut butter, honey, caramel flavoring & salt in a small pan over medium heat.  Once the mixture comes to a light boil, remove from heat.

Spread the cooked apples on top of the crust.  Pour the peanut butter caramel mixture over the apples and spread out with a spatula and cut to serve.