Figs are in season in the Bay Area and what better way to celebrate their juicy sweetness than a gluten free, raw fig tart.
This year was not a good year for figs in our back yard. Our tiny little fig tree had 8 figs growing this year. Unfortunately, we managed to get only one because of the evil squirrels living in our backyard.
Sadly, one lonely fig isn’t enough for this recipe so I had to buy a basket of fresh ripe figs in order to make these tarts.
Has it been hot where you live?
It is brutally hot again in the Bay Area and our air conditioning is struggling to keep up. I work from home and it is HOT in our house. Hot to the point that I won’t turn on the oven (or even the toaster oven.) Every meal must be either uncooked, or cooked outside on the grill so we don’t heat up the inside of our house any more.
I created this fig tart recipe to be delicious without any cooking.
Raw food, pure and simple. They are the perfect dessert to make when it is just too hot to use your oven.
This dessert is wheat free and Celiac safe 🙂
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Gluten Free Raw Fig Tarts
- For Crust:
- 1 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
- 1 cup cashew meal I got mine at Trader Joe's
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 3-4 tablespoons butter melted (add 3 and mix. Add one more if needed)
- For Tart:
- 3 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup raw honey to drizzle on top
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Toppings like fresh fruit and nuts
(For the tart, you can make individual tarts, 6" tarts like I did, or a big tart cake.)
In a large bowl, add crust ingredients and mix well.
Dough should be crumbly, but stay together if pressed.
(You don't want it too wet because the moisture from the filling is very wet and will go into the crust.)
In a medium bowl, blend all wet tart ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed.
Spray coconut oil into tart pans to prevent sticking.
Take 1/4 cup crust mixture (if you are using the 6" tart pans, more or less depending on the size of tarts you make) and pour into tart pan.
With the back of a spoon, press crust into all edges.
Press bottom firm as well.
Repeat for all tart pans.
Pour filling into tart crust.
Chill for 1 hour.
Top with fresh fruit, nuts, and drizzle with honey.
More Yummy Fig Recipes to Try!
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Round out the meal with these suggestions.
Need another fun fig recipe? How about these Brie Stuffed Grilled Figs?