raw rustic tart with caramel chocolate filling & figs

Some of you might remember that I’m writing a book with raw food recipes for beginners and every time I create an exceptional one (like this one, sorry for the bragging part, but it’s true :), the question pops in. For the book or for the blog? It’s a tough decision, trust me on that! I want to fill the book with really easy and simple recipes, that virtually anybody can create at home and won’t need a dehydrator or any other equipment about it. The recipes should also be quick. Ahh, that’s the part that this raw rustic tart missed and failed to get in…

The crust for this tart is raw, almonds based and needs no dehydrating at all! How cool is that?! :) It needs however a time to harden in the refrigerator, 24 hours to be exact. My most favorite parts thought are the fresh juicy figs and the chocolate-caramel filling. They are marvelous! A feast for all the senses.

The filling is made from soaked and pitted dates, cacao powder, some coconut oil and home made almonds butter. Yum!

Are you craving this delicious rustic wonder already? I know I’m, so here we go :)

for the tart crust
  • 2 cups soaked and peeled almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey or any other sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Soak the almonds overnight, rinse well and peel them.
2. Blend everything using the S knife until it starts to form a ball.
3. Take some small tart pans and roughly spread the dough on them.
4. Put in the refrigerator and leave there to harden for 24 hours.

for the filling
  • 2 cups soaked, pitted and peeled dates
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almonds butter
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

1. Soak the dates for 24 hours, peel them and add to the blender.
2. Add everything else and blend using the S knife.
3. If it’s too thick add a little bit of the soaking water from the dates.
4. Spread evenly on the tarts crust.


Spread the filling on the crust, top with fresh figs and enjoy! Keep the tarts in the refrigerator and take out right before consuming.

Time for preparation: 20 minutes + 24h
Serves: 4

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About the Author

Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Member of CANNP, author of the Daily Raw cookbook and Green chef. You can reach her at - E-mail: nadia(at)natureinsider.com, Facebook: facebook.com/natureinsider, Personal Facebook: facebook.com/nadpetrova, Twitter: @natureinsider. And can read more about her here - Nadia Petrova


  1. This looks fabulous Nadia!!!! I love the figs on top, they look SO beautiful. A raw tart sounds so interesting to me. What fruit would you suggest to try this with instead of figs as it’s hard to get nice ones here?

  2. Man, it’s been so long since I’ve had fresh figs…they’re so delicious…although, have to admit…I had a hard time (a little bit) eating them the first time just because of the look of the insides, haha.

  3. Thank you Jenn! :) This tart is definitely a must try even for the people that never had a raw dessert before :)
    You can substitute the figs for something very sweet, like blueberries perhaps… strawberries too, if they are very sweet and juicy :)

  4. It will have an online versions for iPad, Kindle, pdf, etc… My husband is working on it right now :)
    We want to release it on iBooks and amazon.com, so yes, everybody will get a copy :)

  5. This is my first time in your site! And i already love it! The desserts look amazing! Definitely will try many of them ;)

  6. I have somewhere just recently that figs contain protein and are rich in iron. I love figs even more now! I will definitely try this sweet fig treat!

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