Super Fruit Tart
A walnut, pecan and macadamia tart shell with apricot pomegranate filling is topped with fresh berries and kiwis. A beautiful dessert that's perfect for a special occasion.
For the Filling:
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup dried apricots (unsulphured)
1/2 cup Goji berries or chopped dates
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
For the Tart Shell:
1/2 cup walnuts, ground
1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts, ground
1/2 cup raw pecans, ground
1/2 cup oatmeal, ground
8 pitted dates or 4 date/coconut rolls
3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (see note)
For the Fresh Fruit Topping:
1 cup organic strawberries, sliced in half
1 cup blueberries
2 cups sliced kiwi fruit
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
To prepare the filling, Simmer the water, apricots, and Goji berries on low heat, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until the apricots are plump and tender, stirring regularly to keep from sticking.
Place water, apricots, Goji berries, and juices in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and pudding-like.
To prepare the tart shell, knead the ground nuts and ground oatmeal with the dates and coconut until well combined. Pressing the mixture into the bottom of a glass or ceramic pie or tart pan.
Spread filling evenly over tart shell and chill.
Attractively arrange sliced fruit on top of chilled filling and sprinkle with coconut.
NOTE: You can also make this in individual tart pans. Feel free to use any fresh berries or sliced fruit.
For the tart shell: if using the date/coconut rolls you can eliminate the shredded coconut.
Calories 316; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 40 g; Total Fat 18.4 g; Saturated Fat 4.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 9 mg; Fiber 7.7 g; Beta-Carotene 689 ug; Vitamin C 60 mg; Calcium 70 mg; Iron 3.4 mg; Folate 30 ug; Magnesium 52 mg; Zinc 0.9 mg; Selenium 2.5 ug