Cream Cheese Tart
Cream Cheese Tart
SWEETS | TARTS
SWEETS | TARTS

FIG AND WALNUTS CREAM CHEESE TART

A deliciously creamy Fig and Walnuts Cream Cheese Tart! No bake, just 9 ingredients, easy and quick!

 

A deliciously creamy Fig and Walnuts Cream Cheese Tart! No bake, just 9 ingredients, easy and quick!

THE KIND OF RECIPE THAT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE

I am one of those who go crazy when figs season comes. As a child I was not a fan, to me the fig texture was nothing more than a set of mini larvae inside of a green skin that left my hands gluing. Thank God that over time our palate evolves, as well as the way we see some foods, otherwise i would still be losing one of the best fruits on the planet!

 

By itself fresh figs are enough to make me happy. Sitting at a table with a big bowl full of figs in front of me is literally the vision of paradise. But when figs season comes, my mind is immediately invaded by a bunch of ideas to cook and create with this delicious fruit.

But before dive into the recipe itself, let me share with you some fun facts about this unique fruit.

 

Figs are among the oldest fruits consumed by humans: “Sumerian stone tablets dating back to 2500 B.C. record culinary use of figs, and remains of fig trees were found during excavations of Neolithic sites from 5000 B.C.”

 

In some religions figs are considered a symbol of fertility, peace and prosperity. Fig trees can last up to 100 years and reach a height of 15 meters!

 

Now wow, “Botanically, the fig isn’t actually a fruit but a syconium. It’s a portion of the stem that expanded into a sac containing flowers that grow internally.”

 

We have all heard of wasps that lives inside the figs and are consumed by them, right? The explanation is quite simple, “each Ficus species has its own wasp pollinator, while some even have two. Likewise, each fig-wasp species can only lay its eggs in the flowers of its partner figs. This relationship began more than 80 million years ago and has shaped the world ever since. Ficus species must produce figs year-round to ensure their pollinator wasps survive. This is great news for fruit-eating animals that would otherwise struggle to find food for much of the year. Indeed, figs sustain more species of wildlife than any other kinds of fruit.”

 

There are so much to discover and talk about figs, that we would be here for hours just reading facts about them! I think a post about figs would be interesting, don’t you think?

 

Moving on to our recipe ,this time, the desire to create a fig tart didn´t leave my mind. So I sat down thinking about what would best combine with figs, and as it´s common knowledge, walnuts match perfectly with figs, and cream cheese is the cherry on the cake. Now based on these 3 main ingredients, my version of the fig tart with cream cheese and walnuts has appeared. A simple and easy-to-make version that does not need ovens or stoves, and of course, it´s VEGAN!

THIS RECIPE IS:

EASY | QUICK | NO OVEN | CREAMY | YUMMY | GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN

 

This is the kind of recipe that will save your life when you running out of time, like “Oh no!!! I received an invitation to dinner tonight, but I only have lunch time to do something, and it needs to be fast! ”, this tart is the best option for moments like this.

 

Since it doesn’t need to go to the oven or the stove, you just need to mix all the base ingredients and the filling ingredients, assemble, take it to the fridge and that’s it! Nothing can be easier!

 

The coolest thing about this tart is that it seems much more difficult to make than it actually is, so you will impress everyone at dessert time! You will end up with a decadently yummy final result with no effort and everyone will gonna love it! Oh! And when your guests ask for the recipe don´t be jealous and share it!

PREP. TIME​ 30 MINS + COOLING TIME
COOKING TIME N/A
TOTAL TIME 2 HOURS AND 30 MINS
SERVES 8 SLICES
SPECIAL DIET GLUTEN FREE | SUGAR FREE
CUISINE N/A
PREP. TIME​ 30 MINS + COOLING TIME
COOKING TIME N/A
TOTAL TIME 2 HOURS AND 30 MINS
SERVES 8 SLICES
SPECIAL DIET GLUTEN FREE | SUGAR FREE
CUISINE N/A

Ingredients:

CRUST:

2 cups of walnuts

1cup of medjol dates

1 cup of gluten free rolled oats

1 tspn of cinnamon

A pinch of nutmeg

 

FILLING:

1 package of vegan cream cheese (220gr)

1 soy iogurt (125gr)

1 coffee spoon of cinnamon

2 tbspn of rice syrup

1/3 coffee spoon of nutmeg

 

TOPPINGS:

Figs

Walnut chunks

Fresh rosemary

Rice syrup

 

Ingredients:

CRUST:

2 cups of walnuts

1cup of medjol dates

1 cup of gluten free rolled oats

1 tspn of cinnamon

A pinch of nutmeg

 

FILLING:

1 package of vegan cream cheese (220gr)

1 soy iogurt (125gr)

1 coffee spoon of cinnamon

2 tbspn of rice syrup

1/3 coffee spoon of nutmeg

 

TOPPINGS:

Figs

Walnut chunks

Fresh rosemary

Rice syrup

 

Instructions:

1- Start by making the base, placing all the ingredients in a food processor, and grind until you get a dough that is easy to shape and does not stick to the fingers. If it gets too sticky add more oats, if it is too dry add dates.

 

2-Place the dough into a tart pan with removable bottom and press with your hands to distribute throughout the pan. Take it to the fridge.

 

3- While the tart crust is in the fridge, put all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix them with an electric hand mixer, until you get a creamy and lump-free result.

 

4- Remove the tart crust from the fridge and pour the filling over it. Take it back to the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until serving time.

 

5- Add the toppings only when you remove the tart from the fridge to serve.

 

6- Keep the leftovers in the fridge to maintain the tart structure.

Instructions:

1- Start by making the base, placing all the ingredients in a food processor, and grind until you get a dough that is easy to shape and does not stick to the fingers. If it gets too sticky add more oats, if it is too dry add dates.

 

2-Place the dough into a tart pan with removable bottom and press with your hands to distribute throughout the pan. Take it to the fridge.

 

3- While the tart crust is in the fridge, put all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix them with an electric hand mixer, until you get a creamy and lump-free result.

 

4- Remove the tart crust from the fridge and pour the filling over it. Take it back to the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until serving time.

 

5- Add the toppings only when you remove the tart from the fridge to serve.

 

6- Keep the leftovers in the fridge to maintain the tart structure.

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Tag @things_about_a_vegan_girl on instagram and hashtag it #thingsaboutavegangirl so we can see all the masterpiece you made!!!

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