Recipe Directions

Chop almonds in desired fashion. I used a cutting board and a big knife. The nuts don’t have to be finely chopped, just coarse, and the dates you really don’t have to worry about because they’re soft enough to get nice and mushy, just give them a few chops so they are in smallish pieces. With your hands, mix the dates and nuts really well, until all the nuts are incorporated into the dates like a dough. Split the “dough” into two if making two tortes, then on the cutting board, flatten with your hands into a round thin patty. Using the knife, you can slide it under and lift up the dough, flip and repeat flattening until it’s about 1/4 inch. Unstick it from the cutting board again and start molding the edges up, so they make a wall to hold in your berries. Now, pop the crusts in the freezer for a good 1/2 hour or so to firm ‘em up. When they’re ready, add your berries in whatever pretty design you wish and drizzle some agave nectar on top. I also sprinkled on some crushed walnuts and a added a mint leaf, but the possibilities are endless! Enjoy!

Starjen42's Thoughts

This is the easiest and prettiest raw dessert I’ve made so far and I love it! This would be a fun one for kids too, making AND eating!

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mmmm. can't believe how good this was. I had no almonds, so I used walnuts and pecans instead. When it came out of the freezer I filled it with strawberries, drizzled the agave and sprinkled a little raw vanilla on top as well. The best desert I ate. Can't wait to make it for my non-raw family!!!

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You definately have a gift for uncooking! All of your recipes are delicious.

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This looks sooo yummy!, easy and elegant. An alternative method for forming the tarts is placing the nut/date ball between two pieces of clear wrap or parchment paper. Then use a rolling pin or one's palm to flatten. Also, if one gets creative, place the flatten nut/date ball, with the bottom piece of clear wrap/parchment paper into a tart mold or cup and press into sides. The clear wrap/parchment paper keeps it from sticking to the cutting board or mold and is easy to remove. I just love playing with food. :)

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This looks really nice, love the simplicity, and I can see that the flavors will meld beautifully

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Wow this is a great dinner party dessert, thanks for posting!

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Simple & beautiful! My son says it looks like a nest and the berries are eggs :)

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