Fruit-sweetened Torte (low-sugar)

It’s not a tart, it’s a torte!

This is sweetened with fruit (instead of sugar). The only added sugar is in the optional low-sugar custard and optional maple syrup. Alternatively you can dust this with powdered sugar and serve with fresh fruit, or serve the torte warm, and dripping with soy ice cream.

It’s very pretty. It’s moist. Try it!

It is one of my new favourite no-to-low-refined-sugar treats.


1 & 3/4 cups crushed pineapple (including juice)
1 & 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons tapioca starch
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup coconut
2 sliced apples


Soften margarine, add pineapple, flour, starch, baking powder and coconut. Stir into a batter. Grease a spring-form cake tin and dust with flour. Distribute batter in the base of the tin and then arrange apple slices and almond on the top, then sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until the torte is springy to the touch and a knife comes out clean. Serve warm and drizzled with stuff.


You can use store-bought custard powder and make it up using soy milk, or you can make your own custard using tapioca starch, corn starch (or flour), sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and soy milk. Custard mix usually requires you to add a small amount of sugar – 1 tablespoon.

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