I love fresh rhubarb. I use to go out to our garden to collect a few stalks when I was a kid; I'd eat it raw, dipped in sugar. It's a thing, if you haven't tried it before. I love any dessert with baked or cooked rhubarb, but to be honest: I'd never made anything with it myself before.
Recently, our work neighbour dropped off a bundle of rhubarb, and I was immediately taken back to those summer months, as a kid, munching away on the sweet and sour treat. This time though, I'd try to make a recipe with it.
Thanks to the almonds in this recipe, the tart is super filling. One small slice is deliciously decadent and rich - definitely a dessert to impress. It's our take on a frangipane filling: smooth and sweet.
We wanted an alternative to the classic strawberry and rhubarb filling, and raspberries were a great complement to the almonds, but feel free to top this with any other summer fruit, like peaches or strawberries.
Almond Tart with Raspberries & Rhubarb
▸ ▹ Vegan, soy-free
Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10-15 min
Cook Time: 25-30 min
Total Time: 45 min
1.25 cups (155 g) roasted almonds, with skin
3 soft dates*, pitted
2 Tbsp (30 ml) coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp (15 g) buckwheat flour
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
INGREDIENTS: Almond Paste Filling
1 cup (125 g) roasted almonds, with skin
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) vegan margarine
1/3 cup (40 g) plain flour
6 Tbsp (90 ml) water
3 Tbsp (21 g) ground flaxseed
1/2 cup (50 g) fresh raspberries
1/2 cup (60 g) fresh rhubarb, washed, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
Pre-heat the oven the 180 C (350 F).
For the crust: combine the almonds, dates, buckwheat flour and vanilla in a food processor until blended into a sand-like consistency. Drizzle in the melted coconut oil and blend to combine.
Transfer the mix to a parchment lined tart tray and press into the tray using your fingers.
For the filling: mix the flaxseeds and water in a small bowl and set aside to gel. In the same food processor, combine the almonds, sugar, margarine and flour, and blend into a paste. Add the flaxseed mixture and combine.
Pour the mix into the prepared crust and top with the raspberries and rhubarb.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the crust starts to golden at the edges.
Remove from the oven, let cool for a few minutes before serving. Sprinkle on a bit of powdered sugar for presentation if desired. Enjoy!
*if not soft, soak in warm water for 10 minutes first, then drain
Speed-it-up: purchase ground almond flour, instead of grinding the almonds in a food processor, but reduce the overall amount of almonds by at least 1/4.
Storage: store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to one week.
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