Banana Fig Tart

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Yield: 6 portions

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Take advantage of the prime fig season to make a delicious banana fig tart, which tastes even better when shared with family and friends.

Ingredients: Crust:
  • 1 cup almonds, soaked overnight and dehydrated for a few hours
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, soaked overnight and dehydrated for a few hours
  • 12-14 Medjool dates, soaked for a couple of hours, pits removed, chopped into pieces. Reserve soaking water.
  • ½ tsp. vanilla (seeds or extract)
  • pinch Celtic sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. coconut oil to lubricate the tart pan
  • 1 cup pine nuts, soaked for a few hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for a few hours, drained and rinsed
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • juice of 1 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water reserved from soaked dates
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 7-8 fresh black figs, stems removed, cut into disks
  • 1-2 yellow firm bananas, peeled and cut into disks
  • Juice of ½ lemon diluted with a little water for dipping bananas
To make the crust, place almonds and hazelnuts in a food processor with an S-shaped blade, and grind to a crumbly consistency. Add chopped dates, vanilla, and salt, and process until the mixture begins to ride up the sides of the food processor. Oil the tart pan with a little coconut oil, and press the crust mixture tightly inside the pan, especially around the edges. Flip the crust over onto a plate if using a special mold, or continue to assemble the tart in the tart pan. For the cream, combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture reaches thick homogenous cream consistency. Spread the cream onto the crust with a spoon, making a thick layer on the tart. For the filling, dip the cut bananas into the lemon juice/water mix to prevent them from darkening, and arrange cut figs and bananas on top of the creamy layer in any pattern that pleases you. Note: Preparation time is 1 hour plus time for soaking and dehydrating.