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No-Bake Mango Blueberry Tart

No-Bake Mango Blueberry Tart

That this perky and succulent tart is made without wheat, animal products, or the use of an oven seems somewhat miraculous to us. Although not necessarily in the low-calorie category, it has no saturated fat and is absolutely packed with antioxidants. Beautiful, wholesome, and with a sucker punch of nutrients—eating well never seemed so decadent.

INGREDIENTS

For the Crust:

1 ˝ cups pecans
6 large dates, pitted and chopped
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch of sea salt

For the Vanilla Bean and Coconut Cream:

1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean (or, add another tablespoon vanilla extract)
˝ cup coconut milk
4 tablespoons date sugar (or other unrefined sugar)

1 ripe but firm mango, peeled and thinly sliced
1 pint fresh blueberries

1. After soaking the pecans for 6 to 8 hours, rinse them and then towel-dry them well.

2. Process the pecans in a food processor to a medium crumb. Add the dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and process until completely mixed. Using your fingers, press into a 9-inch tart pan or pie plate.

3. Place the shredded coconut in a food processor and process to a powder. Split and scrape the inside of the vanilla bean, and add to the coconut, along with the vanilla extract, coconut milk, and date sugar and blend until smooth. You may need to add a tablespoon or two of water.

4. Stir together mango slices with the coconut cream and spread in the crust. Pile the blueberries on top and refrigerate for at least one hour to set.

Serves 6 to 8

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Inspired by The Candle Café Cookbook by Joy Pierson and Bart Potenza (Clarkson Potter, 2003).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:47PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

Delicious :))

10:45PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks.

6:47AM PST on Feb 2, 2010

thank you

1:32PM PST on Jan 17, 2010

Sounds like a great dessert to make in the summer.

1:29PM PDT on Sep 17, 2008

This looks delish! May mix some fresh raspberries in with the blueberries, though.

8:54PM PDT on Jul 28, 2007

Looks wonderful - will try it when summer arrives in Australia.

2:18PM PDT on Jul 26, 2007

This sounds delicious! I am going to make it.

12:55PM PDT on Jul 26, 2007

Thank you from a reader who has celiac disease and can't eat wheat, and who also just bought a bunch of blueberries at Costco! Now I know just what to do with them. I enjoy your newsletters and website, and I have passed them on to all my healthy friends. Keep up the good work,
Jan - jgloystein@earthlink.net

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