Mouth-watering Almond Citrus Coconut Tart Recipe

Greetings food lovers! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always looking for recipes that are healthy, organic and delicious. And today, I have a special treat for you – Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart! This scrumptious dessert is the perfect combination of nutty, citrusy and creamy flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

The best part? It can be made both gluten-free and dairy-free! So whether you’re lactose intolerant or avoiding gluten, this recipe is perfect for everyone. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have a scrumptious tart ready in no time.

This tart is not only delectable but also nutritious. The almond flour crust is gluten-free and low in carbohydrates, making it an ideal choice for health-conscious folks. The coconut oil adds a healthy dose of medium-chain triglycerides while the citrus content packs in vitamin C.

So if you’re looking for a healthy dessert that’s equally tasty, look no further than this Almond Citrus Coconut Tart recipe. Excited? Get ready to transform into a master baker with this easy-to-make yet impressive recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart - With Gluten Free Option
Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart – With Gluten Free Option

Welcome to my world of healthy and delicious treats! This time, I have an almond, citrus, and coconut tart recipe that you won’t want to miss out on. I understand how difficult it can be to find tasty and guilt-free desserts, but this gluten-free tart is the perfect solution! So, why will you love this recipe? Here are some of the reasons:

First off, let’s talk about the flavor explosion that takes place in your mouth with every bite of this tart. The combination of the nutty almond flour, bright citrus flavor from the lemon and orange zest and juice, and the tropical coconut is simply divine. You won’t even notice that it’s gluten-free!

Secondly, this recipe is versatile. You can make a sweet version or one that’s impossible to resist as a snack with tea or coffee by adding less sugar in the filling or opting for a shortbread crust instead of frangipane tart crust. You can also swap out ingredients such as orange for mango or raspberry to create your own unique variation.

Thirdly, it’s effortless to prepare. I know baking can be intimidating, especially when dealing with gluten-free recipes. But trust me, this recipe uses simple ingredients that are easy to find in your local grocery store. All you need is a food processor and some basic kitchen tools to whip up the filling and crust.

Lastly, it’s nutritious! This tart is not only gluten-free but also dairy-free and vegan-friendly if you opt for dairy-free butter or coconut oil instead of traditional butter. It also has a healthy dose of almonds which are high in protein and healthy fats.

In conclusion, my almond, citrus, and coconut tart is a dessert dream come true. The flavors are bold and irresistible while its simplicity makes it easy to prepare whether you’re an experienced baker or not so much. And let’s not forget its nutrition value! You’ll love knowing that with every bite, you’re indulging in a guilt-free treat that your body will thank you for. So go ahead and give it a try!

Ingredient List

 A slice of tangy goodness!
A slice of tangy goodness!

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredients list for this delicious Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart. You’ll find that it’s made with simple and healthy organic ingredients, and it’s gluten-free and dairy-free – perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions or looking to eat healthier.

For the Tart Crust:

  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. of maple syrup
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Pinch of salt

For the Lemon Curd Filling:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • ½ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • ⅓ cup of maple syrup

For the Topping:

  • ½ cup of sliced almonds (optional)

All of these ingredients are readily available in grocery stores or online, so you can easily make this tart in the comfort of your own kitchen without having to run around to specialty food shops.

The Recipe How-To

 A gluten-free indulgence.
A gluten-free indulgence.

Now, let’s get to the exciting part- making the Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart! Follow these simple steps for a healthy and delicious dessert.

Ingredients
– 1 ½ cups of almond flour
– 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
– 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
– 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
– 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
– 2 tablespoons of honey
– Juice of an orange
– Zest of one lemon
– 4 eggs
– Lemon curd (homemade or store-bought)

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, blend together almond flour, shredded coconut, sea salt and baking soda. Once they are finely ground down to the right consistency, add the coconut oil, honey, orange juice and lemon zest. Pulse until everything is mixed properly.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together four eggs.
  4. Add the egg mixture into the food processor and pulse until well combined.
  5. Take a tart pan with a removable bottom and lightly grease it with coconut oil.
  6. Pour in the batter and use a spatula to make sure it is spread evenly.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden, firm to the touch and has started to pull away from the sides. Then remove from oven, allow it to cool completely before transferring it to a serving plate.
  8. Once cooled, spoon lemon curd over the tart and sprinkle sliced almonds on top for garnish.

There you have it! An easy-to-make Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart that is healthy and delicious. Settle in after dinner with small slices of this pie to finish off your meal on a sweet note.

Substitutions and Variations

 Dessert that’ll make you feel guilt-free.
Dessert that’ll make you feel guilt-free.

Don’t have a particular ingredient or want to switch things up a little? Don’t worry; this almond, citrus & coconut tart recipe is pretty versatile. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Gluten-free option: If you’re gluten intolerant or celiac, you can easily make this tart gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend instead of the plain flour in the crust recipe. There are plenty of great gluten-free flour blends out there, but I recommend using one that has some almond flour or another nut flour in it for a richer flavor.

– Dairy-free option: This tart is already dairy-free as it’s made with coconut oil and almond milk instead of butter and regular milk or cream. You’d be surprised, however, how many “healthy” recipes still include dairy!

– Vegan option: Want to make this a vegan lemon curd tart? No problem! Simply use an egg substitute (such as flax eggs) in the filling and switch out the honey for another sweetener (such as maple syrup or agave). You can also use vegan butter instead of coconut oil in the crust if you prefer.

– Other citrus fruits: This tart works well with any citrus fruit you like, so don’t feel limited to just oranges and lemons. Try making it with lime zest and juice for a zesty twist, or grapefruit for a more tangy flavor.

– Nutty variations: The almond flour in the crust gives this tart a wonderful nutty flavor, but you can experiment with other types of nut flours too. For example, pistachio flour would give the tart an earthy and slightly sweet taste, while hazelnut flour would make it richer and more decadent.

– Topping options: The sliced almonds on top are optional, so feel free to skip them if you’re not keen on nuts. Instead, top your tart with fresh berries like raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries for a pop of color and flavor. You could also sprinkle some shredded coconut on top for extra texture and tropical vibes.

So now you have plenty of substitutions and variations to make this almond, citrus & coconut tart your own. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with it!

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your diet.
Satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your diet.

The Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart is a showstopper dessert that can be served as the grand finale to any special occasion. This delicious gluten-free tart will brighten up your dessert spread with its vibrant colors and tantalizing flavors.

When serving, I recommend slicing the tart into thin wedges for easy portion control without losing any of the stunning appeal. The sliced almonds on top of the tart will give you a perfect crunch that complements the creamy filling. For those who love honey, drizzle some over the top of each slice to enhance the sweet citrus notes and add a touch of elegance.

This tart is perfect for pairing with different beverages depending on your preference. The zesty citrus twist in this recipe makes it a natural match with herbal tea or coffee as it can cut through the richness for a balanced taste, while other people would prefer serving up sparkling wine or champagne for a fantastic fizz that lifts the flavors to another level. Choose whichever beverage pairs best with your preferences and the occasion.

For an extra special touch, you can also consider pairing this tart with fresh fruits such as berries or sliced mango. These fruity flavors amplify the citrus and coconut notes and add an extra punch of freshness to the dish.

So, what are you waiting for? Serve up this Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart at your next gathering or celebration and watch as guests rave about its incredible taste and beautiful presentation.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Creamy, citrusy, and delicious- all in one bite!
Creamy, citrusy, and delicious- all in one bite!

One of the great things about this almond, citrus and coconut tart is that it can be made ahead of time and stored or reheated as needed. Whether you want to prepare it a day before an event or during a busy week for a quick snack, it’s super easy to make and store.

To make the most out of your time in the kitchen, you can prepare the tart crust and lemon curd filling ahead of time while keeping them separate. The crust can be baked and stored in an airtight container for up to three days at room temperature. The lemon curd filling can also be made ahead, placed in an airtight container, and refrigerated for up to five days. Assemble the tart right before serving or whenever you’re ready to snack on a slice (or two!).

This tart stores well in the refrigerator for up to five days. If you are making it ahead of time, wrap it securely with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container to help prevent moisture buildup. When you’re ready to serve the leftover tart, simply remove from the fridge and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes or so. This will allow the flavors to meld together again and give it the ideal texture.

If you need to reheat your tart, be sure to do so gently as overheating may cause scorching or melting issues for some of the ingredients. A good way to reheat is by placing individual slices in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 5 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can microwave individual slices in short intervals until warm.

That’s all there is to it! With these storage and reheating tips, you can enjoy this delicious gluten-free and dairy-free dessert anytime you desire without feeling rushed or stressed.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A tropical treat for your taste buds.
A tropical treat for your taste buds.

To help you achieve the perfect results for this recipe, here are some tips that I recommend you to follow:

1. Use a food processor to make the tart crust.

Using a food processor will help you create a finely ground almond flour crust that is perfect for this recipe. It will save you a lot of time and it will guarantee the texture is just right.

2. Pre-bake the tart crust.

Pre-baking the tart crust before adding the filling will help ensure that it stays crisp and doesn’t get soggy. For best results, use pie weights to keep the crust in place while baking.

3. Don’t overmix the filling ingredients.

When making the filling, be careful not to over-mix the ingredients as it can cause the final product to become dense and heavy. Beat them together until they are just evenly combined.

4. Use fresh citrus juices and zest.

To give your tart a flavorful citrus taste, it’s important to use freshly squeezed juice and zest from lemons and oranges. Avoid using bottled juices as they tend to have preservatives that could alter the taste of your tart.

5. Let it cool completely before serving.

After baking, let the tart cool completely to room temperature before serving. The crust and filling will both set up better if given enough time to cool down.

By following these tips diligently, you are guaranteed to create an excellent result every time you make this recipe!

Bottom Line

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In conclusion, this Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart is a game-changer for anyone looking for a healthy and scrumptious dessert option. The combination of gluten-free almond flour crust, tangy citrus filling and toasted coconut topping makes this tart a perfect blend of flavours and textures.

Moreover, this recipe offers you the flexibility to make variations with gluten-free options, vegan ingredients and other substitutions. You can easily make this tart using simple ingredients available in your pantry.

So why not try out this easy-to-make recipe today and enjoy a guilt-free and mouth-watering treat that will satisfy both your taste buds and your health goals? Don’t be afraid to experiment with different toppings or serve it alongside your favourite beverage for a perfect combination. Trust us, your friends and family will be asking for more!

Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart - With Gluten Free Option

Almond, Citrus & Coconut Tart - With Gluten Free Option Recipe

This is a sweet version of an Impossible Pie. It's very easy to make and can be made successfully using a glutenfree flour blend. Serve chilled. This tart has a moist dense texture with great flavours. Really any combination of citrus can be used for this recipe -lemons, limes, madarines, orange *To make this dish gluten free- ensure gluten free flour and icing /confectioners sugar are used*
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 1 tart
Calories 419 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar (aka superfine sugar)
  • 1/2 cup plain flour or 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 100 g slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (1 to 1.5 oranges)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
  • 125 g butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees centigrade.
  • Grease a 24cm pie dish. (The pie will totally fill this dish). You can use a smaller pie dish with high sides or any oven-proof dish large enough to take the mixture.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process for one minute.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared pie dish and bake 30-40 minutes. When cooked the top will be golden and the filling should be just a little wobbly when the dish is shaken.
  • The tart will continue to set as it cools. Serve the tart chilled and dust with icing sugar just prior to serving.
  • (Note: to toast the almonds- add them to a dry non-stick frypan and stir over heat until lightly golden and toasted.).

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Nutrition

Serving: 199gCalories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 42.6gProtein: 8.2gFat: 25.4gSaturated Fat: 12.8gCholesterol: 130.7mgSodium: 192.4mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 30.5g
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