This exquisite peach tart is almost too easy! No cooking or dehydrating so I get the instant gratification of a delectable dessert under 10 minutes! The marbled gluten-free crust is perfect for all sweet tarts and can be frozen! You know me, I’m a time management freak so I usually double or triple the ingredients and freeze the crust for last-minute desserts down the line.
This delicious crust uses no grain or flour, so it’s totally starch and gluten-free. Plus there’s neither oil nor sugar added (trust me there’s no need for those). Walnuts are rich in Omega-3s so I find them much lighter than other nuts. You could easily use half the amount of nuts if you’re on a low fat raw vegan diet.
What you’ll need:
- 2 large fresh peaches, peeled, sliced
- 1 teaspoon of agave nectar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup medjool dates
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
For the crust, place the walnuts, dates, shredded coconut (keep a spoonful for later) and half a teaspoon of ground cardamom in a food processor . Pulse until you get a nice fine texture. It will seem crumbly at first but as soon as you start working it on the pan it sticks to itself to perfection. To achieve that marbled effect, I like to sprinkle a spoonful of shredded coconut first before laying down the crust (it also makes it much easier to get the crust out of the pan later on). Use your hands to pat out the “dough” so it covers the bottom of the pan, pushing it up the sides to meet the edge. A couple tricks: I’ve achieved my most beautiful looking and perfectly shaped tarts using these non-stick pans with removable bottom. It’s a breeze to get the tart out of the pan for a gorgeous presentation. Also, I recommend putting the crust in the freezer while you’re peeling and slicing the peaches so it gets a chance to firm up a bit and holds together much much better.
Finally, arrange the fruit slices on the crust. Spoon the cardamom over the tart and pour a teaspoon of agave nectar on top. Peaches are so sweet that it is truly not a necessity but it will give the tart this nice glaze effect.
It’s a wonderful last minute dessert for a party or a loved one!
Oh… and yes, you can freeze the whole tart and have a wholesome ready-made sweet treat anytime you want one.