RAW KEY LIME AVOCADO TARTS

May 31, 2016 // - - - - - - - - -

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A word to the wise: I’m vegan. I also have Celiac Disease — an autoimmune disorder that means if I try to eat or even go anywhere near gluten, baaaaaaad things will happen to my body. That being said, every recipe I post on here will be 100% vegan and gluten-free. Also sesame-free, cranberry-free and amaranth-free because my immune system is a cruel joke.

I started Vegan Girlfriend with my best friends Aine and Alex in early 2014. We wanted a project to keep ourselves busy while in school, and now we have a stupid amount of followers on Instagram (I love each and every one of you). We’re all extremely busy with our own hustles — Alex runs a wholesale business, Aine’s a sketch comedian — but we’ve still kept VGF afloat. 

Behold, the first of many crossposts from vegangirlfriend.com! I first made these raw key lime avocado tarts last spring, and have made them countless times since. Keep ‘em in the freezer and they’ll last *almost* forever.

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INGREDIENTS:

For the crust…

-2 cups raw almonds

-1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

-1/4 cup coconut oil

-2 tbsp 100% maple syrup

For the filling…

-10 key limes, juiced

-2 avocados, pitted and scooped

-1/4 cup coconut oil

-2 tbsp 100% maple syrup

-1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

1) In a high-speed food processor/blender combine almonds, coconut, oil and syrup until finely incorporated.

2) Line a standard cupcake pan with plastic wrap. Press the crust mixture into each cup firmly and evenly. Set aside.

3) Blend juice from key limes, avocado meat, oil, syrup and extract together into a smooth but workable cream.

4) Pour filling on top of each crust. Top with additional key lime slices for garnish if desired.

5) Place tray in freezer for 2 hours to set. Remove tarts from pan and let thaw at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.

Freeze leftovers immediately or avocado cream will turn brown.

Makes approximately 9 servings.

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