The crust of this tart is made from a combination of just four ingredients: medjool dates, raw almonds, buckwheat groats, and ground cardamom. After a few whirls around the food processor, you’ll be left with a sweet + sticky crust mixture, which you’ll press into a tart pan. After the crust has set up, a mixture of coconut cream, pure maple syrup, and vanilla is poured over top. I’m 99% certain that this cream layer is what dreams are made of. The last step is carefully and deftly arranging the raspberries + blueberries into entrancing circular patterns. Then, it’s time to slice, serve, and enjoy.
For the Crust
1½ cups pitted medjool dates
½ cup raw almonds
½ cup raw buckwheat groats
â teaspoon ground cardamom
For the Filling
1½ cups coconut cream*
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Topping
2 cups fresh raspberries
2 cups fresh blueberries
InstructionsTo Make the Crust
1. Add the almonds and buckwheat groats to a food processor and process for 1 minute. Add in the medjool dates and ground cardamom and continue to process for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture rolls into a ball.
2. Line a tart pan with plastic wrap (this helps prevent a sticky mess in your refrigerator), then cut out a circle of parchment paper and place in the bottom of the pan.
3. Pour the crust mixture into the tart pan and begin pressing the mixture into the pan and up the sides. If the crust mixture is sticking to your fingers, wet them with a little bit of water to repel the dates. Take your time with this step and ensure the crust is smooth and evenly distributed.
4. Put the tart pan in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to set.
To Make the Filling
1. Add the coconut cream, maple syrup, and vanilla bean seeds (or vanilla) to a food processor.
Process for 30 seconds.
2. Once the crust has set, pour the coconut cream mixture into the pan and smooth with a spatula.
3. Return the tart pan to the freezer for 45-60 minutes depending on how thick your coconut cream is. Once the coconut cream has firmed up enough to support the berries, remove the tart pan from the freezer.
4. Arrange the blueberries and raspberries in a circular pattern, beginning at the outside edge of the tart and working your way into the center.
5. Refrigerate or freeze the tart until ready to slice and serve. This is definitely a more delicate tart, so be gentle when you slice and serve it. If you opt to freeze the tart, you'll want to let it sit at room temperature until the coconut cream has thawed before serving it.
*If you can't find coconut cream, simply purchase 1-2 cans of full-fat coconut milk, open the cans, and let them sit overnight in the refrigerator. After refrigerating, you'll be able to scoop the thick cream off the top of the cans. Just be sure to only use the coconut cream and not the water at the bottom of the can.