Paleo Rustic Apple Tartlets + Zenbelly

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paleo apple tarts

I have a confession to make.  I am a recipe dumper.  If you don’t know what a recipe dumper is, it’s  a person who assembles the ingredients, takes  brief  look at the instructions and dumps it all together in a bowl and mixes.  I did that in addition to making this a single tartlet and, wow, it blew my socks off.

The crust on this recipe it to die for seriously. It was hard NOT to eat it all at one sitting and thankfully, I have Mr. Bejelly and the Little who helped me eat this delicious recipe.
paleo apple tarts

Simone has really created a gorgeous cookbook filled with mouthwatering recipes like coconut shrimp with clementine-chili dipping sauce, ginger scallion pork meatballs and apple cider donut holes.  If you don’t know about Simone from Zenbelly, she is a chef and knows her way around ingredients like a food guru.

Seriously buy this book today!  You will kick yourself if you don’t!

Also, one lucky reader will win a copy of their very own.  Enter below via the rafflecopter.

paleo apple tarts

Paleo Rustic Apple Tartlets + Zenbelly

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving



  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the slices apples, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the coconut sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of arrowroot, lemon juice and cinnamon. Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the almond flour, remaining 1/2 cup of arrowroot, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon of coconut sugar, and the salt. Cut the butter into small pats and cut it into the dough with the pastry cutter or two knives.
  3. Mix one of the eggs and the vanilla extract into the almond flour mixture. Keep mixing until it forms a dough.
  4. Divide the dough into flour sections. On a floured piece of parchment paper, press each section into a disc. Dust the discs and a rolling pin with arrowroot and roll them out into circles about 5 inches across.
  5. Beat the remaining egg in a small bowl and brush the tops of the discs. Slide the parchment and dough onto onto a baking sheet.
  6. Arrange a row of apple slices in the center of each disc, leaving space around the outside large enough to fold up.
  7. Carefully fold up the sides of the discs around the outer edges of the apples. Using a flat metal spatula is helpful: Slide it under the dough and lift it up and over the apples, leaving the center uncovered. Using your fingers, crease the dough together every couple of inches to enclose the apples.
  8. Brush the exposed apples with a little of the juice remaining in the bowl. Brush the crusts with the egg wash.
  9. Bake for at 350 dregrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the apples have softened.

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  1. Tina B August 15, 2014 at 9:49 am

    This looks divine!

  2. Joan August 15, 2014 at 10:23 am

    This sounds amazing!

  3. Amparo August 15, 2014 at 11:49 am

    This recipe looks awesome!!! Thank you for sharing and the giveaway!

  4. Samantha August 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Looks yummy. I love a recipe that I have all the ingredients on hand. What type of apples did you use, I’ve got granny smith and Gala but not sure which type would be best. I’m going to give this a try for dessert tonight….would go perfect with vanilla coconut ice cream.

  5. Tamara August 15, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    This looks delicious. I love Zenbelly’s recipes.

  6. Sabrina @ girlwiththehipsterglasses August 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I’m on cookbook punishment until I get my finances back in order (I enjoyed my summer a little too much) so I’m crossing my fingers for this giveaway. Looks incredible!

  7. Anna grahn August 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Can’t wait to make this!

  8. Amy Schulze August 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I am going to have to make this ASAP!! Looks Amazing!!!

  9. Kristen August 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Wow — that looks crazy good! 🙂

  10. Alisa August 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I have enjoyed every one of Simone’s recipes I tried from her blog. I really look forward to checking out her cookbook and it would be lovely to win it! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  11. Ann Oliver August 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Looks great! Plan on trying the apple tartlets 🙂

  12. Allison August 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    This looks awesome, I can’t wait to try it! The cookbook sounds pretty amazing too!

  13. Ana August 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I can’t wait to make this tart! YUM!

  14. Danielle August 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I’m so making this.

  15. Olivia August 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    This recipe looks amazing!

  16. Michaela August 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    beautiful recipe! looks delish

  17. Kerry V August 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Wow! That looks great!!

  18. Sheryll Ziemer August 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I love it when I have all of the ingredients to make such an amazing looking treat!
    Can’t wait to try this tomorrow!

    1. Gregory Lee March 15, 2016 at 5:17 am

      Why would you give it just three stars if is “such an amazing treat? That you “can’t wait to try this morning”?

  19. Kimberly August 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I love anyyhing apples! I WILL make this recioe soon! Thank you for sharing! !

  20. Renee August 16, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Will be making for my book club meeting. And pick me please 🙂

  21. Janelle August 16, 2014 at 6:20 am

    We just got apples in our CSA yesterday. Now I know what to do with them!

  22. Jeanne August 16, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I’m making this today!!! Cannot wait!

  23. jana August 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Excited to make this!

  24. Erin August 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Im so excited to make this! I love tartlets but haven’t had much luck finding any that can work with my diet. I can’t wait to experiment with different fillings like cherry, raspeberry and blueberry!

  25. Tanna August 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Yum!!! Can’t wait to try it.

  26. Betty Rawker August 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

    These look so delicious! I would love to win Zenbelly’s book!!

  27. Amanda August 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    My son is a huge fan of apple pies, but the shop bought frozen ones, and I love the smell of these pies. This recipe means I can start making, and eating, them again 🙂

  28. Wendy Corner August 21, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Never been a fan of pastry but may give this one a go!

  29. ROSIE romero August 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Fingers crossed for this one!

  30. Lorena Pacheco August 23, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    awesome thank you so much for the chance 🙂

  31. Amanda August 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Beautiful photos!!

  32. jen October 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    This looks great! Could I use maple syrup, as a substitute for the coconut sugar?


    1. Kelly Bejelly October 9, 2014 at 7:33 am

      I’m not sure how that work work Jen. Since it’s very little sugar I assume it will work.

  33. Juanita July 16, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I’m in the middle of making this and can’t seem to find an oven temp, maybe I’m just not seeing it but can someone let me know?

  34. Mary Jones December 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Recipe has several typographical errors and should be proofread and corrected.

  35. Susan March 5, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    When I made this, I added 3/4 scoop of apple flavor bone broth powder to the apples. I thought the crust should have been sweeter. Next time, I will add more coconut sugar to the dough.


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