Rustic Fruit Tart

Rustic Fruit Tart

This layered fruit tart is like a bread pudding, making it perfect for dessert or for brunch. It’s full of fruit, so serve it up without the guilt. Apples have pectin, a soluble fiber that helps to prevent cholesterol buildup.

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  • 1 tsp extra-light olive oil

  • 2 Tbsps unseasoned bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs

  • 4 large egg whites

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • ½ tsp ground ginger

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • 2 Tbsps fresh lemon juice

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • 6 cups (about 5 large) mixed apples and pears, peeled and sliced into thin slivers


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Brush oil onto a 9-inch round spring form pan to coat and lightly dust with bread crumbs or panko.

  2. Beat the egg whites and yogurt in a large mixing bowl. Beat in sugar, salt, spices and lemon juice. Fold in the flour and mix to form a thick cake batter.

  3. Add the fruit to the batter and mix gently, just until the slices are evenly coated. Pour into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until the top is well-browned. Cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes before removing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Per serving: 225 calories, 4g protein, 32g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 10g fat.

Seasoned Cook

Be sure to taste the fruit in advance to gauge the need for sugar. Substitute soft fruits such as plums or nectarines, as well as various Asian pears and apples.