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Fresh Fruit Tart

This simple yet satisfying dessert is just as nutritious as it is delicious! Use your favorite nuts ground up with dates as the crust & add whatever thin sliced fruit you have on hand. The inspiration for this recipe was a bunch of mango & strawberries that we needed to get eaten up! I added honey to the strawberries (some weren't all the way ripe yet) and it turned out like a nice, healthy strawberry glaze. This recipe will keep for 2 days stored in the refrigerator and 2 months stored in the freezer.
Prep Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Freezer Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices

Equipment

  • food processor
  • Spring form pan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Cups Almonds you can substitute almonds with walnuts
  • 6-8 Chopped Dates Pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 4 cups thinly sliced fresh fruit try mango/strawberry, cinnamon apple, mixed berry, kiwi/strawberry, peach cobbler
  • 2-3 tbsp honey

Instructions
 

  • CRUST MIXTURE:
    Add the almonds to the food processor & coarsely grind
  • CRUST MIXTURE:
    Add the remaining ingredients except fruit and process until the mixture begins to stick to the sides. Stop the processor, scrape the sides & continue processing. Repeat this 2 or 3 times or until the mixture stays put when you press it like play dough.
  • CRUST MIXTURE
    Divide the crust mixture into two parts. One part is added to the spring form pan and pressed to make a thin crust. Keep it thin, you can always add the other half to the top to make a pie if you want more crust just add it like a cobbler. Set the crust in the freezer while you prep the other half for storage and slice the fruit.
    Reserve 1/2 of the crust mixture to store and freeze to make a another tart a later time or add the 2nd half on top of this dessert to make it into a cobbler.
  • Slice very thin slices of the fresh fruit into a bowl.
    If you'd like to "glaze" it like the pastry shoppe's then add 2 tbsp of honey and mix well.
    If you are using apples a few dashes of cinnamon go a long way to making this a raw apple pie.
    Layer the fresh thin fruit slices in the spring form pan with the set crust (it should be very cold) and place in the freezer again for 30 minutes if eating that day OR store in freezer until the day you're ready to serve. Allow 1-2 hours to thaw.
  • Slice into small slices and enjoy with your favorite non-dairy whipped cream.
Keyword dessert, dessert recipes, raw, vegan