Easy No-Bake Apple Tart with Yogurt Filling

Easy No Bake Apple Tart with a Yogurt Filling | holiday dessert | made with the new Light & Fit Vanilla Greek Yogurt with No Artificial Sweeteners

Desserts | November 15, 2017 | By

Enjoy all the best fall flavors wrapped into this easy apple tart with the simplest yogurt filling. This no-bake dessert is perfect for a holiday party.

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Here we are, on the third installment of my series with Light & Fit® (check out my meal prep post, and my black rice and cannellini bean buddha bowl). To celebrate the new Dannon Light & Fit® yogurts with Zero Artificial Sweeteners, I was asked to reimagine yogurt by finding fun ways to eat it, and boy have I found the most fun and delicious way to incorporate Dannon Light & Fit®  Vanilla Greek Nonfat Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners into your next holiday party.

It just goes to show that nourishing choices don’t have to be boring. I mean, I upped the protein, fiber, and calcium in this delicious dessert just by using Greek yogurt in the filling. With a balanced variety of delicious choices, Dannon Light & Fit® has better-for-you options that that also fit your active lifestyle. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend increasing intake of nutrient-dense foods, such as fat-free or low-fat dairy products, like yogurt. Yogurt is nutrient-dense and many yogurts are usually a good source of protein, calcium and vitamin D. Make sure to follow Light & Fit® on Instagram for more yogurt inspiration.

After being a dietitian for a few years, desserts that don’t taste like what I’m used to aren’t satisfying or that enjoyable. This easy apple tart with it’s yogurt filling is slightly reminiscent of a classic cheesecake; but the tanginess of the yogurt only filling pairs really well with the sweet apple and pecan topping. When I topped the whole dessert with my new favorite (easy) homemade caramel sauce, it became irresistible. So, here we go, enjoy this really easy apple tart with ingredients you’ll likely have in your pantry. And it’s still enjoyable, just happens to be packed with some nourishing ingredients that also make it taste amazing.

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Easy Apple Tart with Yogurt Filling
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Enjoy all the best fall flavors wrapped into this easy apple tart with the simplest yogurt filling. This no-bake dessert is perfect for a holiday party.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 package honey graham crackers
  • 5 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon divided
  • 2 pinch salt divided
  • 4 containers Dannon Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt with Zero Artificial Sweeteners, Vanilla
  • 1 large apple sliced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans chopped
  • caramel sauce to drizzle quick recipe listed in recipe notes
Instructions
  1. Add graham crackers, 3 tablespoons melted butter, a pinch of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon to bowl of high powered blender or food processor. Mix until graham crackers are dust, add more butter if it's too crumbly. Pour into base of an 8" springform pan. (I like using a smaller pan because the tart is thicker, but for a thinner tart you can use a larger pan). Pat down crust.

  2. Pour all Greek yogurt over crust, smooth out. Refrigerate while making topping.

  3. Topping: Add 2 tablespoons butter to a cast iron skillet or medium sized skillet. Add apples, brown sugar, and lemon juice to butter. Stir until apples are softened. About 10-15 minutes. If making your own caramel sauce, make while apples are cooking. 

  4. Add a pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and pecans to apples. Remove tart from the fridge and top with apple and pecan mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Drizzle caramel sauce over tart prior to serving. 

Recipe Notes

Homemade caramel sauce: 

Ingredients

            3/4  cup brown sugar, packed

            1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

            4 tablespoons unsalted butter

            1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

Instructions 

  1. Add heavy whipping cream, butter, and brown sugar to pot. Cook over medium-low heat. Stir regularly.
  2. Caramel will have consistent bubbles and will thicken up a bit.
  3. Check caramel at 7 minutes, if it’s thickened then take off heat source, if not, cook up to 2 more minutes.

Yogurt softens as it sits out, so freeze tart before serving if presentation is really important.

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26 Comments

  1. Jamie | A Sassy Spoon

    November 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I agree with you, desserts MUST taste good! This looks insanely delicious!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      thanks Jamie! and totally, desserts that taste bad whether they’re bad or they’ve been lightened up too much are just one of the worst things ever 😉

      Reply
  2. Laura

    November 15, 2017 at 8:09 am

    That looks so delicious! So quick and looks easy.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      thanks Laura! exactly 🙂

      Reply
  3. Lisa

    November 15, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I need more of this type of dessert in my diet. I just made a apple cranberry pie – and my husband and I ate the whole thing. THE WHOLE THING. I need to recalibrate!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      ahhhh that’s so sad and totally hilarious! Guess it was a really good pie! Time for something else 😉

      Reply
  4. Katie

    November 15, 2017 at 8:25 am

    So easy to make but it looks like a very fancy dessert. This would definitely impress guests for dessert!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      totally! That’s one of the reasons I love it so much too! thanks!

      Reply
  5. Ginny

    November 15, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I’m all about the easy. Apple is s perfect for this time of year especially for a sweet indulgence.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      same here! thanks Ginny

      Reply
  6. Chrissy

    November 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

    That apple tart is gorgeous!!! You always have the best photos on your blog. This is definitely getting made asap in my house!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      ahhh thanks so much Chrissy 🙂 and I’m just slightly obsessed with this tart & photo. let me know how it goes!

      Reply
  7. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    November 15, 2017 at 10:32 am

    You know, I have ALL the ingredients to make this. And I need to make a dessert for tonight too….bonus. Thanks!!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      winning! Let me know how it turns out. Make sure to chill until you’re ready to eat unless you don’t mind it getting a bit soft

      Reply
  8. Rachel

    November 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Oooh, this is something i could get on board with! I love healthified sweets because I have an insatiable sweet tooth.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      haha! I love this dessert because it’s so good as it is regardless of sugar content 🙂

      Reply
  9. Deborah Brooks

    November 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Fun idea with the graham crackers! Looks good

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      thanks! Grahams all day 🙂

      Reply
  10. Christina

    November 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    This looks tasty! Nice way to reduce the amount of sugar used, too.

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      thanks! I love it because it tastes so good regardless of sugar level 🙂

      Reply
  11. Abbey Sharp

    November 15, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    This looks heavenly! I want it!

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      thanks! it’s soo good

      Reply
  12. Emily @Sinful Nutrition

    November 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Is it breakfast yet?! Cuz this is totally an acceptable breakfast , right? 😉

    Reply
    • Rebecca

      November 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      I ate it the day after I made it and want the rest tomorrow actually 😉

      Reply
  13. Kalee

    November 16, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This looks so yummy! I can’t believe how easy it is to do, and I know the yogurt makes it a better choice for dessert too!

    Reply
  14. Ginger Hultin

    November 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Oh yes this looks lovely for fall!

    Reply

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