prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
chill time: 30 minutes minimum
For Christmas we received a cooking class at Raw Satisfaction in San Francisco. We signed up for the Moroccan cooking class and I instantly fell in love with this tart! I remade it, with a few changes, at home twice in one week! I love the fact that there is no added butter or flour for the crust. Plus the active cultures from the yogurt — pure deliciousness!
- 1 c Oats
- 14 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- 1/3 c walnuts, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp of hot water
- 2 tbsp White Chocolate, grated
- Orange Zest (from 1 orange)
- 1 c Fage Total 0% Greek Honey Yogurt
2 c Plain Non Fat yogurt, strained* for at least two hours
*Straining yogurt will reduce the measured amount by half and remove the whey. Removing the whey concentrates the protein in yogurt and reduces the carbohydrates (lactose or milk sugar). However, whey protein also contains essential amino acids.
- 6 Strawberries sliced lengthwise, optional
Preheat oven to 350.
Crust: Pit and chop dates. Hint: Keep a mug filled with hot water nearby. Occasionally dip knife in mug to prevent excessive stickiness while chopping dates.
In a medium sized bowl mix dates with 2 tablespoons of hot water. Add in oats and walnuts. Mix together and set aside.
In a separate bowl grate chocolate.
In a 7.5 inch tart pan with a removable bottom, spray lightly with olive oil. Press date, oat and walnut mixture in pan and slightly up sides. Sprinkle bottom with 1 tablespoon of grated white chocolate. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.
Putting it together: When crust is cooled, zest orange. In a small bowl mix together zest and strained yogurt. Spoon into cooled crust. Optional: top with sliced strawberries.
Refrigerate 30 minutes to one hour. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of grated white chocolate.
Serve cold and enjoy!
The Farmers Wife says
That is one beautiful tart! I love that it’s low in calories, but still looks decadent!
I checked out the site for those classes, am so signing up for one after my March festivities 🙂
Had some awesome dates while driving around Tracy – asked a million questions on how to use dates in cooking and baking 😛 This recipe is just in time to try!
This looks an amazing tart: healthy, delicious and full of my favourite ingredients. So a must to try. Thanks for sharing!
That’s interesting combination I guess it tastes interesting too
It sounds sweet yet refreshing! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Anja @ AnjasFood4Thought says
Oh my God, this sounds amazing: cool, refreshing, light. Need to try this very soon. Thanks for sharing.
The presentation on this looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try it on some friends. Would it work for breakfast?
The classes are small and super fun! Plus the chef is very nice and gives plenty of tips for the kitchen! Let me know which class(es) you take.
Yes it definitely works for breakfast…which is why it disappears so quickly in our house! 😉
Thanks, the white chocolate provides a bit of the decadence. 🙂
Thanks Anja. I think this is a perfect spring time dessert.