Every year for Christmas, I am in charge of dessert at my house and every year I have to accommodate numerous allergies. I usually make my chocolate torte, which you can find by clicking here (it was one of my first few posts!) but this year I wanted to switch up the flavour profile and go a little more fruity and tarte.
This dessert is totally vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free & raw! A sure hit at your home and no one even has to know how you made it or how easy it was 😉 . If you don’t like coconut, feel free to switch up the topping with some fruit like blueberries or strawberries.
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No Bake Toasted Coconut-Lemon Torte
If using toasted coconut, you don't need to re-toast it but mine wasn't. If you don't like coconut, substitute another nut in the crust and a fruit topping instead :).
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 8 medjool dates (pits removed)
- 1 heaping tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in enough water overnight or for 6ish hours)
- Juice of 1 lemon (about 2.5 tbsp)
- Rind of 1 lemon (about 1 tsp)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/4 cup full fat coconut cream
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (or shreds) (pre-toasted or follow instructions below)
- Other variations: blueberries, strawberries, dried lemon slices etc.
- Soak cashews for the filling overnight or for at least 6 hours. You can prepare the crust at this time or once the cashews are done soaking.
- Line a 9 inch pie plate with parchment paper for easy removal (optional but recommended). You can also use a different container, based on what you have but it may change the thickness of the torte.
- For the crust: blend all the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture is tacky. If not, add a bit more coconut oil. Press mixture firmly into a pie plate or pan you are using so there are no cracks and it is evenly distributed. Pop it into the fridge while you make the filling.
- For the filling: combine all ingredients other than lemon & rind into a high power blender. You may need to stop and stir at times. Do this until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and rind until incorporated. Set aside.
- Toast your coconut shreds in a pan for about 2 minutes on medium high heat until golden brown (watching it carefully because it will burn). Set aside.
- Remove crust from the refrigerator, top with filling and spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Top with coconut (once cooled) and return to the refrigerator to set for at least 1 hour or up to 1 day in advance.
- Keep this refrigerated until just prior to serving and enjoy!
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