4 Apr 2013

coconut mango tarts with figs, walnuts, cinnamon + ginger

I bought a few mangoes yesterday and wanted to use them a in recipe, since lately I've been using mainly frozen fruit - variety is the spice of life! I love mango and coconut together, and also walnuts and figs. So I combined the two delicious pairs and added cinnamon and ginger... because why not? These are a simple treat to make if you ever have a couple fresh mangoes (or other colourful fruits) you want to use in a creative way. 

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. You really can tell when you're eating pure, raw, whole foods because they give you energy and make you feel light and joyful. That's my experience, anyway. I certainly felt that way after one of these, and I look forward to sharing them with my family so can feel the same way. 

Spread love, in it's whole form. 

coconut mango tarts with figs, walnuts, cinnamon + ginger: makes about five

Tart crust:
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup dried figs
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 cup coconut flakes 

1 or 2 mangoes, peeled sliced in strips 
Cinnamon and ginger powder
Coconut flakes

To make the crusts: pulse coconut and walnuts together in your food processor until they become crumbs. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until it stick together. Press into tart tins lined with coconut oil and put in the fridge to set for about an hour. Take them out of the molds and fill with mango slices, dusting the tops with cinnamon and ginger and sprinkling with coconut. Enjoy!


The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Cinnamon and mango, hadn't thought of that one before! I wonder how that would work in a smoothie... must try it :) I bet this would be yummy with a sweet cashew cream filling added to it.

Mangoes are kind of tricky to cut, though, I never really got the hang of it! Tutorial, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm Leslie, just want to say I loveee your blog!!!! A question, I started raw vegan a week ago slowly...just wondering does the nuts and the dried fruit give you any teeth problems? I ask because after having a couple dates I had a bit of a toothache. Maybe because I haven't had any sugar/fruits much for a year but I wanted to know if you had any trouble ever? I really love raw fresh food so I really want to adopt this lifestyle. Would really appreciate your reply!!!!

Em von Euw said...

Hmm yes I had not thought of making a cinnamon mango smoothie. I have one left over - so doing that tomorrow! =)

Anonymous said...

Emily, this looks delicious! I have a few qestions for you: how do you make time to make all these epic desserts/foods? Aren't you a busy college student (if you are in college)? I was wondering how you do it? Your pictures are awesome? Your little picture area or whatever you call it, makes your pictures outstanding! I would love for you to reply! :)

Em von Euw said...

Thank you! I find that my teeth are actually cleaner with certain fuits and veggies like apples and carrot. Dates and raisins specifically are supposed to be good for your teeth:


Anyways, it could be something else. I suggest you experiment and see. If the dates ARE giving you the tooth ache, just try gradually working them back into your diet (if you want), because they are really healthy =)

Em von Euw said...

Thanks! Well to be honest a lot of it is 'cause my boyfriend has been working a lot, so it gives me more time to make desserts (instead of being with him). Lol.

Yes! I am in university, finishing my 2nd year. I don't devote TOO much time to school though because I'd rather make raw recipes and work out and stuff haha... Although my finals are coming up so I should probably study. Email me if you wanna talk more =)

Em, xo

Anonymous said...

Peel the mango, slice four to six filets off the core. Cut them into small stripes. Easy.

Unknown said...

A cool trick I've learnt is to use a drinking glass to scoop out the mango off the skin. That way, you can utilise as much of the mango as possible. Then cut 'em :)

Em von Euw said...

Thanks, guys! =D

Anonymous said...

They´re awesome. I love them. I made them today and could eat them all day long! Thanks for your great recipes :-)
Greatings from Germany, Linda

Em von Euw said...

Yay! =) Thanks, Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie, I gave the same thing with most of dried fruits. And the solution to it I found, souk them.... NO MORE PAIN :) and the pain appears because of the sugar in them, in my opinion:)
Justina :)

LindseyMM said...

I ate this for breakfast and you are a genius! Amazing!! XO

Amber said...

What size tart tins are best for this? I always seem to have questions about the size/type of ware that you use.

I preordered your book via Kindle and am very excited for it!

Em von Euw said...

Yay thank you so much, Amber! Sorry I never mention sizes... I should start doing that, huh? These tart tins are maybe 3-4 inches across? They're metal with removable bottoms.