Quick and easy to make and free from refined sugar? Yes please!
Cooking time: Ready in 20 minutes, plus soaking and chilling
- 175g blanched almonds
- 175g cashew nuts
- Juice and grated rind of 1 large lemon
- 5 tablespoons water
- 4 teaspoons maple syrup
- 125g pitted dates
- 150g raspberries
- Mint leaves, to decorate
- Place the almonds in a bowl and pour over enough water to cover and leave to soak for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.
- Put the cashews, lemon rind and juice, water and 2 teaspoons maple syrup in a food processor or blender and blend together. Transfer to a small bowl, cover and chill.
- Drain the almonds, then put in a clean food processor with the dates and blend to a stiff paste, adding a little water if necessary. Take a generous tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball, then push the ball into a mini tart pan, pressing to line the edges. Repeat with the remaining mixture to line 6 mini tart tins. Chill for 20 min.
- Remove the tart cases from the tins by running a knife around the edges. Spoon some of the cashew filling into each tart, then top with the raspberries. Drizzle over the remaining maple syrup and serve decorated with mint leaves.
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