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Very Cherry Tart with Almond Crust

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Great news! This tart is perfect for breakfast or dessert as it is filled with good for you ingredients. Nothing like having a guilt free sweet tart make you feel your best.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins
 '--For the Crust
 1 1/2 cups (190 grams) Blanched Almond Meal
 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
 1/4 cup (48 grams) Sunflower or Canola Oil
 1 tablespoon Water
Cherry Ricotta Filling
 1/2 cup (228 grams) fat free Ricotta Cheese
 1/4 cup (50 grams) pitted Cherries, smashed
 a handful of pitted Cherries for decoration
 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract, Almond, Pistachio or Orange Extract
 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
 1/2 to 1 dropper full Vanilla Stevia Drops adjust to taste
 1/4 cup chopped Pistachios
Optional Toppings
 Homemade Whipped Cream
 Homemade Coconut Cream
 Chocolate Sauce
1

Prepare the crust

2

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. In a bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon spice. Break apart any lumps. Add the oil and water, combine with a spoon. Put the dough on a work surface. Knead the dough until well combined with your hands. Press dough into a 9 inch tart pan. Be sure to press it all the way up the sides and evenly throughout the pan. Put tart on a baking sheet and bake it for 10 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let the crust cool a bit.

3

Prepare the filling

4

Mix ricotta cheese, smashed cherries, extract and salt. Evenly distribute mixture over the partially baked tart dough. Smooth with the back of a spoon or offset spatula.

5

Bake

6

With tart on the baking sheet, place in the oven for about 10 minutes. Finish by broiling on low for 4-5 minutes until the edges of the crust are slightly browned and the top of the cherry ricotta filling crackles a bit. Watch carefully so it does not burn.

7

Notes

8

I used a neutral tasting oil, a nutty oil stronger flavored one might be tasty too.

9

Serve with freshly whipped cream, ice cream or slightly sweetened Greek yogurt. Have some chocolate sauce handy too!

10

The extracts in the filling are not mandatory but they amplifies the flavor in a great way!

Ingredients

 '--For the Crust
 1 1/2 cups (190 grams) Blanched Almond Meal
 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
 1/4 cup (48 grams) Sunflower or Canola Oil
 1 tablespoon Water
Cherry Ricotta Filling
 1/2 cup (228 grams) fat free Ricotta Cheese
 1/4 cup (50 grams) pitted Cherries, smashed
 a handful of pitted Cherries for decoration
 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract, Almond, Pistachio or Orange Extract
 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
 1/2 to 1 dropper full Vanilla Stevia Drops adjust to taste
 1/4 cup chopped Pistachios
Optional Toppings
 Homemade Whipped Cream
 Homemade Coconut Cream
 Chocolate Sauce

Directions

1

Prepare the crust

2

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. In a bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon spice. Break apart any lumps. Add the oil and water, combine with a spoon. Put the dough on a work surface. Knead the dough until well combined with your hands. Press dough into a 9 inch tart pan. Be sure to press it all the way up the sides and evenly throughout the pan. Put tart on a baking sheet and bake it for 10 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let the crust cool a bit.

3

Prepare the filling

4

Mix ricotta cheese, smashed cherries, extract and salt. Evenly distribute mixture over the partially baked tart dough. Smooth with the back of a spoon or offset spatula.

5

Bake

6

With tart on the baking sheet, place in the oven for about 10 minutes. Finish by broiling on low for 4-5 minutes until the edges of the crust are slightly browned and the top of the cherry ricotta filling crackles a bit. Watch carefully so it does not burn.

7

Notes

8

I used a neutral tasting oil, a nutty oil stronger flavored one might be tasty too.

9

Serve with freshly whipped cream, ice cream or slightly sweetened Greek yogurt. Have some chocolate sauce handy too!

10

The extracts in the filling are not mandatory but they amplifies the flavor in a great way!

Very Cherry Tart with Almond Crust

~ Marla Meridith

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