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Easy No-Bake Holiday Fruit Tart

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Move over fruitcake – there’s a new and better way to enjoy fruit this holiday season! No-Bake Holiday Fruit Tart is easy to make and a delicious way to end a holiday meal.

holiday fruit tart

It’s much like a dessert cookie, but better because the no-bake crust is made using Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour. Being made of whole, blanched sweet almonds, the crust has a boost of protein and is inherently gluten-free.

Almond flour is much lower in carbohydrates than all-purpose flour. Another bonus is that almonds are healthy nuts providing a good amount of manganese and vitamin E, as well as a healthy serving of monounsaturated fats.

bag of almond flour

What I like about this recipe is that it doesn’t require any fancy equipment. Just a couple of bowls, measuring cups and spoons, a cutting board, and a knife to prepare the fruit. Let’s get started, shall we?

Ingredients

Gather all of the ingredients for the recipe. (This is called mise en place in French.)  You need to have the following on hand:

For the Crust

  • 1 ¼ cups Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla

For the Filling

  • 8 ounces Greek cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

For the Topping

  • Red and green grapes cut in half lengthwise
  • Pomegranate arils seeds
  • Apple slices

Instructions

We’ll begin by making the crust, so pour 1 ¼ cups of Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour into your bowl, along with the other dry ingredients. Stir well to help distribute the cinnamon. Next, add the liquid ingredients for the crust and stir until the mixture becomes crumbly.

almond flour crust

Next, press the mixture over the bottom and partway up the sides of a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Bam! You’ve just made the no-bake crust. Now on to the cream cheese layer. Take 8 ounces of softened Greek cream cheese and blend in ¼ cup of powdered sugar. Spread it evenly over the crust and you have now completed the second step.

cream cheese layer

Now, this third step is probably the hardest part of the whole process – creating a design for the top. You can go all out and create an intricate design or simply place the fruit on top. I prefer to go somewhere in the middle and create a simple pattern.

I put some pomegranate arils (seeds) in the middle and surround it with apple slices. (Tip:  Pick up a bag of pre-sliced apples to make it easier on yourself. Otherwise, you will need to dip fresh-cut apple slices in a solution that contains citric acid to keep them from browning.)

apples on top of cream cheese layer

I then add grapes that have been halved lengthwise cut-side down around the edge of the tart.

fruit tart

I then fill in the gaps around the apples with more pomegranate arils.

no-bake fruit tart

I am not much of a decorator, but I like to think that it came out rather pretty. The jewel tone of the pomegranate and the colors of the grapes and apples remind me of the holidays. But the best part of it all, though, is that it tastes good!

fruit tart

Easy No-Bake Holiday Fruit Tart

This no-bake holiday fruit tart is a healthy, sweet treat.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 318kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 ¼ cups Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla

For the Filling

  • 8 ounces Greek cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

For the Topping

  • Red and green grapes cut in half lengthwise
  • Pomegranate arils seeds
  • Apple slices

Instructions

  • Place all of the dry ingredients for the crust in a large bowl and stir. Add the wet ingredients and mix until it becomes crumble. Press the mixture over the bottom and partial up the sides of a 10-inch tart pan.
  • To make the filling, stir the cream cheese with powdered sugar. Spread over the crust.
  • Arrange fruit over top of cream cheese layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 109mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g
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fruit tart

Now if you don’t like the idea of the crust not being baked, you can bake it at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Allow it to cool and then you can follow the rest of the directions. Below is what the baked crust should look like:

baked almond flour crust

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