17 Apr 2013

just the bare fruit tarts


Get it? Just the bare fruit... just the bare truth... Haha? These are all fruit, all the time. the crust is nut-free, made from only dried dates, raisins and figs. The filling is banana cream and obviously the topping is simply sliced strawberries and kiwi. I added chia to the banana cream because chia is a rock star (or should I say... RAW star? Eh? Eh!? Alright fine, I won't). 


So if you are allergic to nuts or just don't like their fat content, this is the recipe for you! Plus it's super easy and since it includes fruit, it's also tons of colourful fun. I recommend getting organic strawberries - they are way tastier, and much better for the planet (and your own body). A documentary I watched recently reminded me of the importance of buying organic produce. It's called Queen of the Sun, and it discusses how honey bee populations are shrinking drastically largely due to the lack of organic plants they can use. Give it a watch! It's excellent and intriguing. 


Anyways. Fruit tarts. 

These are absolutely bursting with colour, flavour and life. I ate two of them all by myself while photographing  I've got a tough life, what can I say? Go ahead and use whatever fresh fruits you have, and top off with little goodies like cacao, goji berries, or coconut flakes. They are best enjoyed in the sunshine, with your friends family, and animal buddies.


Better yet - grow your OWN strawberries! I am hoping we get a better crop from our bushes this year, last summer we got a bunch of new strawberry bushes, so they take a while to get used to growing fruit. I am also looking forward to my goji berries to coming back! They are such a treat. Basically - fruit is the best thing ever, and I get to be surrounded by it when summer comes, thus I am extremely excited for summer. I am also extremely excited about all the GIFs I have been making.


berry fruit tarts with chia seeds: makes 3 tarts

Crust:
1/4 cup dates
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried figs

Filling
1-2 bananas
2 tablespoon chia seeds (optional) 

Topping:
3/4 cup chopped strawberries
3/4 cup chopped kiwi
Whatever else you want

To make the crust: put all the ingredients in your food processor and pulse until everything is in small pieces that stick together - don't process to much or it will get too sticky. Press into three lined tart tins. Put in the fridge. 

To make the filling: mush the banana with fork and then add the chia seeds. 

Assembly: take the crusts gently out of the tins. Spread the banana chia mix into the crusts and then top off with the fruit. Gobble. 

37 comments:

therawfoodsisters.com said...

Yummmmmm! This is a cake we would eat with the greatest happiness :D Looks and sounds delicious! You are the best! Many hugs from Amsterdam

Emily von Euw said...

XOXOX =)

Chris @Talesofakitchen said...

How nice to link to that amazing song! It's just after 7am over here and that song put me in the best mood to start the day!!
Let me quote on in saying "much love"!

PS: as always, awesome going-back-to-the-basics raw recipe!

Emily von Euw said...

Wonderful =) Thanks so much.

Natalyn Rodriguez said...

Beautiful! I love how the photos were moving! :D

I think I just might have to try this with fresh mangoes and blackberries!

Peace love and fruit tarts!! ;)

~ Natalyn

thisextravagance said...

omaw gawdddd. i want to do these. i just found the most amazing dried strawberries at the Santa Monica farmers market a few weeks ago, I'm going to try adding those flavors to the crust. Awesome.

coconutandberries said...

I want these in my tummy! I don't like buying imported strawberries so I'll have to wait until the English ones appear in the summer to make these gorgeous tarts, but it will be worth it :)

Emmelien said...

Ooh delicious! I miss strawberries so much, they are probably my favorite fruit ever but they are so expensive here!

Anonymous said...

These look Awesome! I just discovered your blog a couple days ago and am really enjoying it! My minds in overdrive or ways to incorporate more raw food into my diet.

Alex @ delicious-knowledge.com said...

Oh!! These look so delicious. They are gorgeous! I refuse to eat strawberries that aren't in season, I hate the watery-pale strawberries that are around the rest of the year. Then May hits and watch out! I can't get enough of them. This tart looks like the perfect way to say hello to berry season. Beautiful photos as always

Anonymous said...

This looks cute and yummy! You should put some cocoa powder in the crust :) I imagine you wouldn't need a sweetener since the dried fruit is so sweet.

Angi said...

Love it!

Emily von Euw said...

That's right =) Naturally sweet, literally.

The Belvedere- Alyssa said...

Ohh the gif's are so good! This recipe looks great for a summer picnic!

laurasmess.me said...

Emily, this recipe looks so amazing... fresh, healthy and absolutely delicious! So, just to clarify (as I want to make these, like, now!)... did you line your tart tins with greaseproof paper before pressing in the dried fruit crust? Do you think I could sprinkle the inside of the tins with cocoa powder, as as "non-stick" idea before pressing in the crust mix, to also add a little chocolatey hit? Just wondering, as I'd imagine that the crust would be rather sticky. Can't wait to make these. I might add some crushed walnuts to the crust mix just for added nutrients, texture and nutty yumminess! Thanks!

Emily von Euw said...

I lined one with paper because I lost the bottom >< and the other two I rubbed with coconut oil. Both methods worked =) Yep - that idea sounds good too!

Cheers, xo
Em

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Emily. Those fruit tarts look yummy! Chia seeds Rawk! : )

Tiia Markkanen said...

Good morning! Thank you so much, Emily, for sharing this recipe. I just ate one of my selfmade fruit tarts *OMG* this gives me a total energy boost :) They're just sooo delicious.

I just had the problem that the crust was VERY Sticky... I probably try to add some cocoa powder as Laura suggested or even some seeds to make it less sticky next time :) I'll report how they turned out then :)

Emily von Euw said...

Thank ya =D

Emily von Euw said...

Hmm okay - I think I'll add to the directions that you shouldn't process them TOO much otherwise it becomes a sticky glob haha. Thanks!

envirodiet said...

Aah the gifs are amazing!! :D And of course the tarts seem to be, too :)

Wild Plant Forager said...

I made these for a party, using only strawberries. They were delicious. I'm glad my guests were all lovely people, or a fight could have started...

Elyse said...

These are in the refrigerator right now and my husband is cutting mango as we speak for these tarts. I'm anxious to eat them!

Elyse said...

Oh. Muh. Gawd. Made this with mango and kiwi and it was to die for. Mine weren't pretty; I think I may have processed them too long but my taste buds didn't notice. I want to make these for company so I GUESS I'll have to make them again to practice. Darn.

Emily von Euw said...

LOL mango would be awesome in these!

Emily von Euw said...

haha oh yeah - darn.

;D

Hannah said...

Yum!
Mind telling me what size tart tins you used?

Anonymous said...

How long should these be left in the fridge for?

Emily von Euw said...

To set? An hour or so. To keep for later? A couple days.

Camille said...

I'm French and I do not understand how it is made ​​below the pie
Can you explain ?
Thanks

Emily von Euw said...

I don't know what you mean ?

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily, I made this today and it was sooo yummy. Loved it! However, I only had enough crust for one tart (I bought some mini flan pans -look just like tart pans to me-). This always happens to me with the crust -.- And I measure everything

Emily von Euw said...

Hm okay... I tend to make my crusts pretty thin so I'd recommend you try to make yours thinner, or make more crust :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, the crust was super thin. Are you suppose to process the nuts or oats first until they become like a meal and then add the dried fruit so there is more crust? I know this recipe calls for only fruit, but just in general. Thank you , and yummy yummy recipes like always. I made the vanilla chocolate cheesecake for Christmas, so yummy! Merry Christmas :)

Emily von Euw said...

Yeah, that would work; that's usually how I do it. Thank you! ;)

For more about - New Zealand Kiwi fruit said...

Your photos could be on a magazine cover. This is a beautiful fruit tart - very, very pretty!

Kaden Joy said...

I found a recipe from your site on Tumblr and clicked. Your site in beautiful and I posted a link to it on my FB page with a picture of your Strawberry kiwi tarts. I hope that's ok.