Raw Cream and Fruit Tarts

Monday, February 25, 2013



So right after I made the lovely cashew cream and realized I need this cream in my life at all times, I made some vegan tarts for this cream to dwell in and for me to devour .  These tarts are seriously so easy to make and the outcome is actually incredible.  It’s the flavour of the tart shell with the creamy goodness of the cashew and the sweetness of the fruit that make these irresistible.  I kept taking small bites of the tart and thinking how is there no added sugar in this, it felt super good eating a tart that fulfilled my sweet-tooth craving but was raw and HEALTHY and full of good fats, fibre and protein. Not only are these tarts good for you, but they are CUTE and who doesn't like a cute dessert? These could be dressed up for any occasion! Maybe some cranberries and mint leaves for Christmas or strawberry hearts for Valentine's; be creative!

I knew these tarts would be a hit after getting the approval of my sister’s boyfriend who really isn't a fan of anything healthy haha.  I was sure he would take a bite and be like thanks but no thanks but he ate the whole tart.  I’m pretty sure my sister and I had a look of disbelief on our faces the whole time. 

I can’t wait to make these tarts again for potlucks and gatherings.  They are simple to make and a great conversation piece as many people won’t even realize that they are eating a vegan dessert. I can't wait to try out more raw dessert recipes, so much fun!



Raw Cream and Fruit Tarts
makes about 7 to 8 tarts

Ingredients:
½ cup of chopped pitted dates or 10 whole dates (preferably medjool)
2 tsp of ground almonds
2 to 3  tbsp of chopped pecans
Handful of berries
Muffins liners or mini tart tins

Directions:
Throw the whole dates, ground almond and pecans in a food processor and pulse until mixture is chopped and crumbly.  I actually didn't have a food processor on hand and ended up chopping the dates/pecans up with a knife and it worked out well, just more time consuming.
Using your hands, form 7 to 8 evenly sized balls of the date mixture.  Wet hands slightly and flatten out each ball and press firmly into muffin liner or tart tin. 
Fill each tart with a dollop of cashew cream and then top with berries.
Place in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours before serving.







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37 comments

  1. I smell the spring and deliciousness! These look irresistible.

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    1. Thanks Angie! Perfect tart's for the spring!

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  2. these look perfect! i love the tart base...yum!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! The tart base is my fave part.

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  3. Those tarts do look yummy, Natalie. I am getting tired of snow with hopes it leaves us soon.

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  4. Yum, I love fruit tarts and never thought the creamy deliciousness part could be vegan :)

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  5. I have GOT to make these soon. They look amazing! :) Jo

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  6. These look crazy good! I can't believe they're healthy - they look like a decadent pastry from a bakery! I bet they taste great too :)

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  7. Those look fantastic!!

    http://www.meredithsledgeblog.com

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  8. Oh, these look SO delicious. I could go for one (or two, or three) right now. =)

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  9. Oh my goodness those look *so* good! I can't wait to try 'em out =)
    They are so cute & pretty at the same time too!

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  10. I've been making a lot of raw date/nut balls and brownies lately. These tarts look amazing!

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  11. Oh my goodness I would probably eat all the cream before I could make these haha ;) Great job!

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  12. These tarts look AMAZINGLY GOOD. Exactly what I have a craving for!!! I love your raw dessert ideas!!!

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  13. So fresh and sweet! That's an ideal sort of dessert, because it's perfectly acceptable to enjoy for both breakfast and snack, too. ;)

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  14. These look so good! Raw dessert full of healthy stuff! Yum.

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  15. Wow, these are so creative and looks delicious!

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  16. Looks totally yummylicous! Where did I come up with that? But it is true!

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  17. Very easy and very impressive! Perfect for a friendly gathering!

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  18. What a lovely dessert and so pretty too. I love using fresh dates in raw cooking - great flavour and sweetness xx

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  19. Raw, vegan and soo good looking! Cashew cream sounds soo intriguing.

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  20. I love cashew cream! I also use tofu for a lighter version! Good idea for the tarts!

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  21. Hi Natalie,

    These tarts look amazing! You seems to assemble them them all so easily... and also in a flash!

    Zoe

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  22. I love how you are continually taking sweet, unhealthy desserts and turning them on their heads to make them healthy and delicious and wonderful. Way to go, Natalie!

    I've never used any kind of dates for anything... and I randomly spotted some at the grocery yesterday. I will certainly be going back and getting some so I can make these treats soon!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I love my desserts so I'm happy to be making them a bit healthier :)

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  23. The raw cream and fruit sound perfect on tarts!

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  24. These are beautiful and I trust you that they're delicious. I don't think I would have tried something like this on my own but you've got me intrigued ......

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  25. oooh YUM! I have not heard of cashew cream before, where do you get it at?

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  26. These look amazing! I just bought a big bag of cashews so I could make cashew cream. :)

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  27. What a great way to eat healthy and satisfy the sweet craving at the same time. These are so cute and I can't wait to make a batch. The big plus is that these are so easy to make. :)

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  28. Mmmmm! I want to make these.... but then I'll eat them all!
    So adorable and so healthy, I love it :D

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  29. These look so yummy! I wish I had one right now :)
    Excellent recipe Natalie, love it!

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  30. This looks delicious! And I'm glad that non-healthy food-loving people enjoy them too (at least my sister and bf will be pleased about that). Definitely going to try these out next week!

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  31. Oh Natalie, These look super yummy! I love cashew cream, and medjool dates are my favourite snack. Look forward to trying these.

    Sue xo

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  32. That raw cream is so delicious, love it :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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