I was looking in the grocery store flyers at all the wonderful treats. I saw this wonderful dessert called a Salted Caramel Apple Flan. It looked so good. I then went to work on trying to make it. This is my version. Try it with or without the caramel topping.

* I made this before making my new Caramel Sauce recipe. Check it out if you’d like…

Caramel Apple Flan


Caramel Apple Flan (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

2/3 c. coconut oil (or shortening)
1/3 c. palm sugar (or desired granulated sugar)
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. gluten free flour mix
3/4 tsp. xanthan gum

About 6 cups of apples
3/4 c. palm sugar (or desired granulated sugar)
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. all spice
2 Tbsp. coconut flour

2 Tbsp. coconut oil (or margarine)

1/2 c. raw cashews(soaked in water for about 4 hrs)
1/2 c. medjool dates-chopped and pitted (soaked in water for about 4 hours)
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Cream shortening and sugar. Mix in eggs. Mix flour and xanthan gum together in a separate bowl.  Add flour mixture in wet ingredients. Mix well. Press into bottom of 9″ spring form pan and up the sides about an inch. Bake for about 10 minutes.

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Peel and slice up apples and put in a bowl. Add the rest of ingredients and mix together. Put on top of baked crust. Put flan back into oven for 35-45 minutes; until apples are tender.

Drain soaking cashews and dates and put into food processor. Add honey, vanilla, and sea salt. Pulse food processor, scrapping down sides. Then process until smooth. I let it run for a good two minutes.

After your flan comes out of the oven, spread topping.

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