(makes 6 tarts, 10 min prep, 20 min bake)
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chopped figs, 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries + 6 whole strawberries, 1/3 cup gluten free gelatin, 1 cup gluten free semisweet or dark chocolate, 3 cups almond flour, 1 cup tapioca flour, 2 eggs, 5 tablespoons melted ghee or grassed butter, 2 1/2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds, 1 Tbsp raw honey, and 1 teaspoon sea salt.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine 3 cups almond flour, 1 cup tapioca flour, 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk, 5 tablespoons melted ghee or grassed butter, 2 Tbsp ground flaxseeds, and 1 teaspoon sea salt in a medium mixing bowl.
- Divide the dough equally into 6 tart tins and press into a bowl shape with raised edges. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the dough begins to turn light brown and is cooked all the way through.
- While the dough is in the oven, place 1 1/2 cups chopped figs and 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries in a blender on high for about 45 seconds or until completely pureed.
- Pour the fruit puree into a pan over medium heat and add 1/3 cup gelatin. Allow to simmer for 2 minutes then turn the heat to low, stirring occasionally until the tart shells are finished baking.
- Once the tart shells have finished baking, remove them from the oven and immediately divide the chocolate evenly onto the shells to melt. Once the chocolate has melted, spread it out into an even layer with the back of a spoon.
- Pour the strawberry and fig filling equally into the tart shells. Top with a single strawberry (extra chocolate chips optional) and place in the refrigerator to set overnight (or for at least 8 hours).
Tip: If you make these for an event, a small spring of mint next to the strawberry is an easy, classy decoration!
Strawberries and figs are both very high in the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, which have been shown to have protective effects against macular degeneration, or loss of vision as you age. Both fruits are also high in fiber, which helps your body process sugar, supports digestive health, and helps with weight management. Figs are also a wonderful source of potassium, which help control blood pressure.