Strawberry Tart(ish…)

I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite blog sites www.mywholefoodlife.com.

Prep time: 30-40 minutes (*please note that the cashews should be soaked over night, and the strawberry topping ingredients need to stew together in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.)

Ingredients:

For the strawberries: (prepare first)
4 cups sliced organic strawberries
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
juice of one lemon

For the crust:
1 1/2 cups raw almonds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
12 pitted dates
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For the filling:
1 cup cashews (soaked overnight)
1/4 cup coconut butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
6 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk (you can use other non-dairy milks here like almond milk if you prefer. Start with 3 tablespoons and test the consistency.)

Directions:


For the strawberry topping:

In a large bowl add the strawberries, coconut sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir it all together, cover, and place in the fridge for three hours, and up to overnight.

For the crust:

  1. In a food processor, combine the almonds, flax seeds and the sea salt until they form a coarse powder.
  2. Add in the dates one at a time, and then the water, until a dough starts to form.
  3. Once the dough is formed, gently press it into a pie or tart pan. Wet hands work the best for this.
  4. Once the crust is pressed out into the pan, place in the fridge for 20 minutes to allow it to firm up.

For the filling:

  1. Drain the cashews that you soaked overnight, and add them to a high-speed blender with the coconut butter, maple syrup and coconut milk. (You can use a food processor for this, but the filling may not be as creamy.)
  2. Blend until a thick, custard-like filling forms.
  3. Remove it from the blender and spread over the crust.
  4. Place back in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to allow it to set.
  5. Then, with a slotted spoon, add the strawberry mixture to the top of the filling. Save the strawberry juice for other yummies like to drizzle on some yogurt or chia pudding.
  6. Enjoy!

I don’t have a picture, because mine turned out a little messy- but it was VERY tasty, and it was a definite crowd-pleaser! I hope you enjoy!

 

 

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