Summer Fruit Tart

In search of a healthy summer dessert I came across a recipe in Clean Food for a fresh fruit tart with an almond crust. I’ve never been the type of person to make pies or tarts but I thought I would give this one a try. And I’m so glad I did! This tart is not only healthy, its extremely delicious! Without the use of butter or sugar, this tart has a natural not-to-sweet flavor that’s perfect for a summer dessert. This recipe is also extremely versatile, you can substitute any fruit that’s in season to make a healthy tart anytime of the year!

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Summer Fruit Tart

vegetarian, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, seed-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat or oat bran
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Filling

  • 4 kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 peaches, thinly sliced
  • 1 cups berries
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup fruit nectar (I used apricot nectar)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp gelatin or agar powder
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350*F. Put almonds in food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add oats, wheat bran and salt and process until mixture is a coarse meal. In small bowl whisk maple syrup, oil, and almond extract. Add mixture to almond-oat mixture and process to combine. Transfer to a 9-inch pan and press down to form crust. Pierce crust several times with fork and bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Arrange peaches around the outside edge of tart. Next arrange kiwis and finally fill the center with berries. In medium pot combine apple juice, fruit nectar, syrup, gelatin or agar, and arrowroot. Turn heat to medium-high and whisk continuously until ingredients dissolve and mixture thickens. Add vanilla and remove from heat. Set aside for 5 minutes. Spoon mixture evenly over tart. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Wendy @ Seriously Sassy

    Great blog, Amari! I’m glad you found me so that I could find you – it’ll be cool to know a nearby healthy living blogger!
    That fruit tart looks UNbelieeeevable! I’ve already added it to my “clean eating” recipes and truly can’t wait to try it. Don’t you LOVE fresh fruit?!

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