You can still indulge whilst keeping the calories low this Valentine's Day. Try this apple dessert with your special someone.


  • 50 g reduced-fat shortcrust pastry, (1/2 sheet, 40g trimmed), just thawed

  • 3 small Apple, granny-smith, unpeeled, raw

  • 2 tsp caster sugar

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 3 tsp apricot jam, warmed and strained


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°c. Lightly spray two 2.5cm-deep, 8.5cm x 7.5cm heart-shaped tins with oil. Line the base and side of the tins with pastry and trim to fi t. transfer to the fridge to set.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, peel, core and coarsely chop 2 apples. Place in a medium bowl with the sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice and toss to combine. Arrange in a single layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 20 minutes or until very soft. Trabsfer to a small bowl and mash until almost smooth.

  • 3.

    Peel, core and thinly slice the remaining apple. Place half of the mashed apple mixture in the base of each of the tart cases. Top with the sliced apple. Bake for 30 minutes or until the apple is tender and the tart cases are cooked. Brush with the jam. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 330kj
  • Fat Total 10g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 58g
  • Sugar 33g
  • Sodium 69mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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