It's my Birthday today!!
So, I decided to share this Raw Fruit Tart recipe with you.
In the past, whenever I used to get asked what sort of cake I would like for my birthday, I would ask for a fruit flan or fruit tart.
This Raw Fruit Tart is one of the recipes you will find in my eCookbook 'Becomingsweet - Say Yes to Dessert Again!' and it is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. It is suitable for both vegan and paleo lifestyles.
This is a super easy recipe to make and it will make an awesome addition to your summer menu.
Raw Fruit Tart
- 6 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup raw macadamias
- 1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut
Coconut Whipped Cream
- 1 x 270ml can coconut cream, placed in refrigerator overnight or for a minimum 6 hours
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
- 4 strawberries, washed and sliced
- 1/3 cup blueberries, washed
- Optional – pulp from 1 passionfruit
To make the base, process the medjool dates, macadamias and desiccated coconut in a food processor or high speed blender until it resembles fine crumbs and sticks together when pressed. Spoon the mixture into 2 small tart pans (12cm) that are lined with cling wrap and press down to form the base. Place it in the freezer and freeze overnight.
To make the coconut whipped cream, remove the cream from the can and add to blender with vanilla extract and maple syrup. Blend on high speed until the cream thickens. Alternatively, you can use a mixer or hand beater. Refrigerate until needed.
When ready to serve, remove the base from the pans and add the coconut cream and top with the fruit.
Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.