Dr. Igor’s Raw Apple Tart Recipe

Dr. Igor’s Raw Apple Tart Recipe

Posted by Dr. Igor Bussel on Jul 06, 2021

Raw Apple Tart

No-Bake Honeycrisp Apple Tart with a Grain-Free Crust, Medjool Date Caramel & Super-seed Crumble


Total Time: 4 hours and 20 minutes (or more)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Setting Time: 4+ hours

Makes: 12 slices

Allergens: seeds, tree nuts

This recipe has all the flavors you love in an apple pie but reimagined into a raw vegan tart form.

The tart crust is made up of all grain free flours like green banana flour, ground flaxseed and hemp protein, which are all healthy alternatives that have gut friendly resistant starches, different types of plant-based fibers to help in digestion, and vegan protein with a range of amino acids to support a healthy body.

Applesauce, dates and banana are pureed with hemp protein and coconut products to make an irresistible caramel all made from natural sugars. To top it all off, freshly sliced honeycrisp apples and a crumble made out of a mixture of seeds complete this amazing healthy dessert.

Silence your sugar cravings whilst feeding your body the essential vitamins and minerals it needs with a slice of this tart!



  • ¼ cup of tigernut flour
  • ¾ cup of coconut flour
  • ½ cup of green banana flour
  • ¼ cup of hemp protein
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt


  • ⅓ cup of maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup of unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp oil
  • 1+ teaspoons of water


  • 20 pieces of medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened organic applesauce
  • ¾ cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons of hemp protein
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt


  • 2 honeycrisp apples, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, juiced and deseeded


  • 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts
  • ¼ cup of sprouted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup of sprouted pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup of brown coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

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1.) Crust: Combine all the dry ingredients for the grain-free crust in a large mixing bowl and whisk together. In a separate bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients. Incorporate the dry mix into the wet mix and with your hands, form into a ball of dough. If the texture is a little crumbly add a little water but not too much that the dough sticks to your hands. Press the crust onto a 14-inch non-stick rectangular tart pan with a removable bottom.

2.) Caramel: In a food processor, pulse together the pitted dates, banana and applesauce a little bit at a time to break up the dates a little to ensure a smooth final texture. Add the rest of the caramel ingredients and process on high for 30-45 seconds or until it is thick, luscious and smooth. Using a spatula, spread the caramel evenly inside the tart shell.

3.) Crumble: Combine the hemp heart, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, sugar, cinnamon and oil in a food processor. Pulse everything for a few seconds until a crumble is formed. Set aside for garnishing.

4.) Assembly: Using a mandolin or a really sharp knife, thinly slice the apples and soak them in half of the lemon juice to prevent browning. Neatly layer the apple slices on top of the caramel and brush the top with the other half of the lemon juice. Place the tart in the refrigerator for 4 hours or up to overnight to set.

5.) Cut the tart into 12 pieces and serve each slice with a tablespoon full or two of the crumble and enjoy!


  • Storing and shelf life: store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. This recipe is best eaten as soon as it is set and will start leaking juices by the 3rd day.
  • If the tart dough is too sticky, add more tigernut flour.
  • Use regular unsprouted seeds if you cannot find the sprouted kinds.


  • I can’t find green banana flour, what can I use instead? If you can’t find them in stores, try buying it online. For a replacement, use almond flour or more tigernut flour
  • Can I replace the hemp protein with something else? Any unflavored unsweetened protein can be used like pumpkin or pea protein.
  • Can I use deglet dates if I cannot find medjool dates? Yes! 20 pieces of medjool dates weigh about 400 grams. Use this amount of deglet dates, soak them for 1 hour prior to using them and you will get similar results. Deglets are drier than medjool, so soaking them will help give you that caramel-y feel.

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