Sunday, May 22, 2011

Time for Tarts

I couldn't help getting creative with leftover filling from the mini cheesecakes I made the other day. I swirled the mango and strawberry fillings together in a crust that I had made during my recent dehydrator blitz. Mango Berry Swirl Tart! Oh boy, was it yummy!

Crunchy Almond Pulp Crusts

1/2 cup almond pulp 
1/3 cup ground oat groats
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon ground yellow flax
1 medjool date, minced
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon melted cacao butter
Pinch of salt

Mix all but the cacao butter in a food processor until smooth. 
Add the butter and zap to combine. 
Press the dough into mini tart pans with removable bottoms, lined with seran wrap (I tried it both ways and actually it was fine without the seran but if it seems a little sticky, use the wrap).
Dehydrate at 145F for 2 hours. 
Lower the temperature to 115F and continue to dehydrate for 8 hours, or until you can remove the crust from the pan. 
Set on the mesh screen and dehydrate another 4-6 more hours or until dry and crunchy.

I also made Raspberry Carob Pudding Tarts. For these I used the almond crusts done in a small/deep tart mold with a few raspberries and the carob pudding from Raw Food Carob Desserts.

I hope you've had a wonderful, sweet filled weekend!


Lauren said...

Beautiful and they look so good! As always! :)

The Annessa Family said...

So nice to wake up to lovely pictures of yummy food!

Brooke Annessa

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Heather! I came to your site from Charissa's website. You have the cutest blog! :-) And your desserts look AMAZING! I don't bake or make dessert (normally), so I'm so thrilled to find your blog. I do enjoy looking sweets blog. Your website and dessert you made are superb!

Christy said...

Beautiful beautiful tarts!!:) Gorgeous looking and I am glad to have been directed here by Charissa's site too:D said...

I can't get over how beautiful that strawberry mango tart is. The colors! Gorgeous... I've recently dipped my toe into the raw food world, and I LOVE your site. Thank you for this recipe!

Jane - Kitchen Stools Direct said...

You've got an amazing blog here. And the photos are such a feast to the eyes. I'm so glad I stumbled upon all your recipes. Thank you!

Lizzie said...

Your tarts look amazing!