These tasty apple pastries can be put together in around 30 minutes! Of course, if you use a low-carb homemade pastry dough in lieu of the commercial low-carb tortillas, it will take longer, but the carb count will be pulled lower. If you want dessert fast, the ready-made low-carb tortillas are nice to keep around for such occasions. And I just recently learned about the small 4″ ZERO net carb tortillas Mission is making. The fiber zero’s out the carbs and they would be perfect for this little dessert! I bought some at Netrition recently and can’t wait to try them for this tasty treat! When I do, I’ll post and recalculate the stats below, posting on this recipe. You could also make these with fresh sliced peaches or nectarines. These are very good on day two, so you can make a lot. I would not recommend freezing this dessert treat.
This recipe is not suitable until you are closer to Atkins Maintenance or are already to your goal weight. the tortillas have real flour and grains are the very last food you are allowed to add back after Induction.
3 Mission Carb Balance whole-wheat tortillas, cut in halves
6 oz. peeled calaba squash or Mexican zucchini pictured above (or peeled green zucchini)
5 oz. peeled apple, sliced 3/8″
3 T. unsalted butter, melted
½-3/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. granular Splenda (or equivalent sweetener of choice)
Optional: 1 T. more melted butter + mixture of 1 tsp. erythritol and a dash of cinnamon to sprinkle on top.
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Slice the zucchini 3/8″ thick. Melt 3 T. butter and sauté zucchini squash and apple slices until nearly tender. Stir in sweetener and ground cinnamon and remove from heat. Cut tortillas in half. On parchment or a silicone lined baking sheet, form cones with each tortilla half and place seam side down on the pan. Fill with 1/6 the filling with a small spoon. Melt remaining 1 T. butter. Brush each pastry with the butter. Mix on a paper towel the erythritol and cinnamon. Spoon 1/6th of it over the top of each pastry. Pop pan into oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until just lightly browned. Remove from oven and serve hot.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 6 apple pastries, each contains:
127 cals, 8.73g fat, 10.98g carbs, 5.06g fiber, 5.92g NET CARBS, 1.83 g protein, 112 mg sodium