Figs, Avocado and Cashews Dessert

Is is a dessert, power food, snack or adorns a high tea table? No matter how you you serve it, this dessert is a heart healthy vegan decadence that will leave you guilt free:)

Dried figs were a highlight that were calling to be used. I soaked them in warm water and used them along with the water in this dish. Among other nutritional values, figs help control blood pressure being a good source of potassium.

The filling is made with cashews and we all know how good and creamy they are. Avocado was the surprise addition that elevated this up a notch. I have made variation of this tart before if you want to see the possibilities…. Chocolate Raspberry tart and Mango Tart

You can try you own variations too. I am taking this to the party at Fiesta Friday

Fig and Avocado tart-1Here is what you need:

For the crust you need to grind up

  •  1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 soaked figs
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coconut nectar or agave
  • 2 tablespoon raw cacao powder

Please adjust the measurements to get a good thick crunchy base. Spread the crust out in pans lined with parchment paper. Put it in the fridge while you work on the filling.

Filling:

For the filling blend the following:

  • 2 cups raw cashews (soaked for an hour)
  • 4-5 small figs soaked in a cup of warm water
  • 4 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp espresso or any good instant coffee
  •  1/2 cup coconut nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1tsp cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 tsp Maca powder (optional)
  • once blended add a tablespoon of psyllium husk to thicken.

Adjust the ingredients to get a thick creamy consistency….use the fig water as a variable ingredient.

Pour in the filling and refrigerate for a couple of hours until set.

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Before serving, remove from pan and top with sliced almonds, coconut shreds and frozen berries.

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18 thoughts on “Figs, Avocado and Cashews Dessert”

  1. What a glorious dessert! And guilt-free, too! What’s not to like 🙂
    Thanks for bringing this along to our Fiesta Friday celebrations this week – I can’t wait to try it!

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  2. Oh My Gosh! This dessert is amazing and is just the kind of food found on my blog. I LOVE this a lot! What a fantastic dish to find at a party! (I wish)! I have all of the ingredients except psyllium husk but I guess I could use coconut oil instead… how exciting! Thanks so much for bringing to the party! Yum Yum! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! A substitute for psyllium husk could be Chia seeds or flax seeds. I have used chia seeds before soaked in water for an hour and they work well for thickening.
      Thanks again and hope it turns out great. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      1. You’re welcome 🙂 I often use both chia and flax for thickening 🙂 but I’ve discovered that coconut oil works well too for dishes which are chilled 🙂 I’ll see what I think when I get to that stage! 🙂 Thanks again 🙂

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  3. Beautiful!! I’m amazed by how inventive you are in making this tart. The filling sounds so intriguing, especially with the avocado–I don’t really know what to imagine other than something delicious 🙂

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