This is an uncooked vegan tart. It is rich enough to serve for dessert, but healthy enough to eat for breakfast! I haven't tried the tart with other fruits, but you can feel free to experiment with different combinations. If it doesn't matter to you that the pie is raw/vegan, you can use a sweetener other than agave, such as honey or sugar. You can use any type of nut (or a combination) to make the crust, or you can use a pat in the pan shortbread crust instead. It can be a little challenging to keep the integrity of each slice when serving due to the crumbliness of the crust; chilling the crust in the freezer for 20 minutes before filling/serving can be helpful. —WinnieAb
Make the fruit filling
fresh figs, ends trimmed and sliced into quarters
vanilla bean, seeds scraped away
Make the crust
raw almonds, crushed in a blender until they resemble a fine meal, or use 2 cups of almond "flour"
I grew up in a restaurant family (my parents owned the now closed Quilted Giraffe in NYC) and I've always loved to cook.
My interest in the connection between food and health led me to pursue a graduate degree in naturopathic medicine. I don't practice medicine anymore; I have a blog called Healthy Green Kitchen that I started in May of 2009 and I wrote a book called One Simple Change that will be published in January, 2014.
I live in upstate New York with my family and many pets.