Using a combo of green- and red-skin apples gives the filling in this apple-sweet potato tart a pleasing touch of color. Look for Granny Smith, Newtown Pippin and Golden Delicious, as well as McIntosh, Empire and Braeburn varieties. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Pastry Dough


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare pastry dough: Stir together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in canola oil. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Shape into a ball. Set aside.

  • Prepare tart: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil; sprinkle foil lightly with flour. Place reserved dough on foil. Flatten slightly. Roll dough from center to edge into a 12-inch circle. Set aside.

  • Combine green-skin apple slices, red-skin apple slices and sweet potato slices in a large bowl. Add lemon juice; toss gently to coat. Combine sugar, 2 teaspoons flour, cinnamon and coriander in a small bowl. Add to apple mixture; toss gently to coat.

  • Mound apple mixture in center of pastry, leaving a 2-inch border around edge. Fold pastry up and over filling, pleating dough as necessary. Cover apple mixture only with a double thickness of foil (do not cover dough).

  • Bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until apples and sweet potato are tender. Combine honey and the water in a small bowl; brush over apple mixture. Serve warm.


Tips: If desired, substitute a red-skin apple, cored and thinly sliced, for the sweet potato.

If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda Granular or Sweet'N Low Bulk or Packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 3 tablespoons sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 138 calories, 21 g carb.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; 5.3 g total fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 83 mg sodium. 122 mg potassium; 24.8 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 2.2 g protein; 1979 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 34 mcg folate; 12 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 16 mg magnesium;