Raw Apple Cranberry Tart

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raw apple tart

To all the garden soldiers out there, I’m running behind on my own gardening seedlings :(  My plan is to get going on this tomorrow and into the weekend so I’ll post our next series as soon as I get caught up :D

On to the recipe!  First off, let me give credit where it’s due. This beautiful raw apple cranberry tart, as I call it, is a recipe I found on RAWMAZING. A beautiful site with beautiful pictures and simply amazing raw recipes. Susan actually calls it an Apple Cranberry “Cheesecake.” Me being me, I didn’t realize that this is not supposed to taste like cheesecake since it’s not made with cheese. I know, total duh moment. I actually made this tart for my church’s Valentines dinner and didn’t know what to think of it at first. First of all, it didn’t taste like cheesecake. Also, I just wasn’t sure if it was going to be sweet enough for people’s expectations of dessert. To be honest, my tastebuds are completely different now that I’ve cut out all white refined sugar. Anything that has too much sugar in it honestly blows me away. I like things more in their natural state of sweetness so when I saw this, although hesitant, I knew I wanted to make it. Apples dehydrated with honey and cashews soaked and ground to a paste with coconut oil. Seriously, what’s not to like! My older sister loved it as well so right away I knew it was share worthy! Super yummy!!

One thing I enjoy about Susan’s blog is she reminds us that although these desserts are healthy and nutrient dense, they are also calorie dense. They can spike our blood sugar level and give us way too many calories than needed. So with any kind of dessert, eat them minimally. One thing to think about as well, healthy dessert or not, too many sweets in the house will also fall down to our children and ultimately give them bad habits.

Raw Apple Cranberry Tart
(I substituted raw honey and used coconut oil instead of butter. I also added 1 tbls of arrowroot powder to the filling to make sure it would set)

Crust:

  • 1 cup Almonds (soaked and dehydrated)
  • 6 dates
Topping:
  • 3 apples, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbl coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup crust
Filling:
  • 2 cups cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbls arrowroot powder
Method:
  1. 2 hours before: Combine apples, raw honey and cinnamon. Dehydrate at 116 for 2 hours
  2. Make crust: Place almonds in food processor. Process until finely ground.
  3. Add dates, process until well mixed.
  4. Set aside 1/3 cup of the crust.
  5. Press remaining into 6″ spring form pan. (I used a 9″ and definitely recommend a 6″ if you want it to be as thick as cheesecake)
  6. Place crust in refrigerator.
  7. Make Filling: Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  8. Pat over crust and return to refrigerator.
  9. Finish Topping: Combine dehydrated apples, dried cranberries, coconut oil and 1/3 cup crust.
  10. Press over top of tart.
  11. Return to refrigerator and chill for 2 hours before serving.
  12. Slice with a sharp knife.
Raw cooking and “baking” is so new to me and I can’t wait to learn more!!

25 Responses to "Raw Apple Cranberry Tart"
  1. Chow and Chatter says:

    oh wow looks amazing would be great with custard

  2. 3 hungry tummies says:

    Beautiful dish! it doesn't look raw, a dessert without baking is certainly for me!

  3. Foy Update - Garden Cook Write Repeat says:

    Good call on the arrow root, I can see that being a good addition to make sure the filling sets. I do love coconut oil and milk and butter. :)

  4. jose manuel says:

    que tarta más hermosa. Tiene que estar deliciosa. Un saludo

  5. Sanjana says:

    This looks so heavenly! Cranberries are my favourite- And a no baking dessert? I'm so in! :)

  6. Jessie says:

    This looks great & is timely because I may be needing to make a dessert for someone w/a very restricted diet and this would fit the bill.

    Do you think it'd be a problem if I chill it more than 2 hours before serving? I would definitely have to make it further ahead than that.

  7. Andrea says:

    Blessings,
    andrea

  8. Divina Pe says:

    They look really scrumptious even they are raw. I've been wanting to do more raw food preparations for many years. Just quite expensive to do sometimes but really interesting to learn. Thanks for the recipe Diana.

  9. benbes says:

    looks delecious, apple and cranberry very good combination, I will try your recipe.looks delecious
    cuisinart food processor dlc

  10. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Wow… This looks great! I'm always amazed at the things that can be made raw!

  11. Kelli says:

    I think I am liking the idea of eating Nourishing Traditions style mixed with Raw Food.

  12. Miranda says:

    Dianna,

    The ingredients and the photo look wonderful!!!!

  13. My Little Space says:

    This recipe is outrageous! Simply delicious and everything in there are fresh & unbaked. How wonderful!

  14. Joan Nova says:

    must be delicious b/c the ingredient list is. And they must stand out in taste since they're not being baked and 'mushed'.

  15. Ruth says:

    Great adaptation! I never like anything too sweet and this sounds too helathy too miss. All those nuts and yummy fruit…a truly wonderful recipe!

  16. Ruth says:

    Great adaptation! I never like anything too sweet and this sounds too helathy too miss. All those nuts and yummy fruit…a truly wonderful recipe!

  17. 5 Star Foodie says:

    What an amazing tart! I love the crust with almonds and dates!

  18. Velva says:

    Diana, this is a beautiful, healthy and delicious tart. I know that I would really enjoy this!

    Looking forward to your future posts about your garden. It is almost that time of year, when the snow melts and the plants and trees all come alive again.

  19. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite says:

    I agree with Rebecca – looks like it would be stupendous with custard!

  20. Sweet and Savory says:

    This is a dream come true. It is beautiful.

    Stop by. I am having a giveaway.

    http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/03/paula-deen-skillets-yes-giveaway.html

  21. whatkateate says:

    wow this recipe looks amazing! i am always looking for new ways to use some of my favorite ingredients like cranberries.

  22. Erica says:

    Wow! That looks amazing and sounds better :) It is a beautiful and delicious dessert, Diana!

  23. Rachael says:

    Wow, this sounds AMAZING! I am going to need to try this ASAP.

  24. Michael says:

    I have to admit, that looks really good. :-) I am generally not a fan of raw apples of any sort but I think I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the post and thanks for the link to rawmazing.

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