My definition of a great dessert? One that appears to be deliciously stuffed with calories, but is in fact completely guilt-free.
Like these tarts.
They feature light in texture crust, topped with the sweetest crunchiness one can dream of. What is more, there are only healthy ingredients involved – oats, honey and nuts, all rich in iron and magnesium. Right down my alley.
Preparation time: 2 x 15 minutes | Passive time: 1h | Cooking time: 18-20 minutes | Serves: 6
For the crust:
- 180 gr rolled oats
- 90 gr butter
- 1 egg
- 35 gr coconut sugar
For the filling:
- 150 gr honey
- 30 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
- 80 gr butter
- 200 gr nuts mix (for instance almonds, cashew and hazelnuts)
- Pulse the rolled oats into a blender to a flour. Soften the butter to room temperature, and mix it with the oats flour until mixture consists of butter crumbs.
- Whisk the egg and the sugar and add them to the butter crumbs. Knead into a dough and set aside in fridge for about an hour. (Cover dough with plastic foil to prevent from drying out.)
- An hour later, knead the dough once again, and roll it out with the help of a rolling pin until 0.3-0.4 cm thick. Divide it evenly to the tart forms. (Use the tart forms or a similar sized cup to cut the dough evenly.)
- For the filling, mix honey, orange juice and butter in a small casserole, and cook it on low heat until butter is melted. Add the nuts and let them simmer for about 10 minutes. (Or until honey thickens.)
- Distribute the filling evenly into the tarts.
- Preheat the oven to 180 C. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Cover tarts with metal foil if nuts become golden.