Fruit Tart with Walnut Date Crust
A fruit tart doesn’t have to be bad for you! We made this one with a super healthy crust, and some homemade pudding that your kids are going to love! We only added the face because it was fun! We like this dish because we included the awesome heart healthy ingredient: WALNUTS! Walnuts are a super food. They are packed with omega 3 fats and contain antioxidants that are good for your heart.
Walnuts also reduce inflammation, decrease cholesterol, and even reduce the risk of cancer! (Plus they are so yummy!)
I was excited about trying this no-bake tart crust I saw on WHFoods. The only two ingredients were dates and walnuts.
The only things to use are:
- 1 cup dates
- 2 cups of walnuts
Place in a food processor and blend until smooth. Then press the dough in a tart dish or pie plate, and chill while you decide or assemble the filling! SO EASY!
This crust is perfect as is, but we were thinking you could add a million other healthy ingredients and it would still taste good. How about adding:
- Orange zest
- wheat germ
- Dried apricots
STEP 1) The ingredients (just walnuts and dates)
STEP 2) Blend it up (we used a food processor, but you could also use a blender.)
Step 3) Press in dish and chill.
Step 4) Assemble with fruit and pudding (or anything you want) and eat! We filled ours with pudding and fruit. Some puddings you might like are:
(Giveaway is closed! congrats to Alexandra.) Today is the last installment of “Love Your Heart February!” where we post heart healthy meal ideas with three other bloggers. Today, the last day of February, we are of course posting DESSERT! Also up for your drooling pleasure is:
|Cara’s Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes||Lauren’s Dark Chocolate chunk frozen yogurt||Nicoles Meyer Lemon and Blackberry Olive Oil Polenta Cake|
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Love these ideas! Going to try this one!
How adorable is this fruit tart?!! I love that the crust is comprised of only dates and walnuts =).
My girls will love this! Looks delicious!
This looks delicious! I also love that it is healthy and quick. How can you go wrong with that?!
Fruit tarts are a family favorite here!
These are awesome ideas for dessert!
I am so excited to try this dessert. So happy that we don’t have to give up the yummy stuff to eat healthy! Thanks for sharing.
This looks great. I’ve never tried a fruit tart before, but it can’t get much easier than this. I made a super easy vanilla pudding the other day (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-vanilla-pudding/) which I bet would be great. It could be dressed up with all sorts of fruit, mix some bananas in to the pudding too. Also made homemade ice cream the other night and I’m thinking since homemade ice cream comes out like a soft serve, this could be a good crust for a fun cold treat?!
Can’t wait to try the fruit tart! Love walnuts too…
Mmm, I love walnuts! I wonder if my kids would like it with them ground up since they aren’t big on nuts yet (they are 3).
That tart is so cute and healthy! I love Bob’s Red Mill products!
Love walnuts! And Bob 😉
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Those tarts look tasty! Love Bobs Red Mimm products too!
Going to buy my food processor today! Will give these a try for the kids after school snack. They will love it! Thanks! 🙂
Looks tastey and adorable!
I love the walnut/date combination! I add some oats and dark chocolate and make them into little snack bars!
TOTALLY going to make this!! I have a dairy-free little man so I’m in love with the crust!
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i love the versaitility of the crust and filling! very cute
I would LOVE to win these!!! I love to bake and love Bob’s Red Mill
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These look amazing! Thank you so much for the wealth of ideas on this site. I refer people here all the time when they compliment my creations! Haha! Also, big fan of Bob’s Red Mill!!
Love fruit desserts and it’d be so fun to try more Bob’s products. Thanks!
The walnut crust looks amazing. I am going to try it out, I think my 2 year old would love it! Thanks for the great idea!
Those are so cute!
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Definitely want to try the fruit tart and would love to win the prize!!
Your fruit tart looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.
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I love how fruit tarts/pizza’s! I’m excited to try and make this! If you don’t have wheat germ, is there something else that you can substitute for it?
Just don’t use wheat germ at all! The entire recipe really is just dates and walnuts!
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I can’t wait to try these fruit tarts! Thanks!
that fruit tart is adorable!!
These are making me DROOL!! Sound sooo YUMMY!! Great idea!
Love how easy and adaptable this recipe is!
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That is so cute!
Very cute! I’d love to win!
Yum, dates are such a great ingredient for sugar-free desserts! Thanks for the chance to win!
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I heart your recipes and Bob products!!!
I want to win, and those are super cute tarts, I know my summer dessert of choice.
Oooo – looks good. Will have to try this one soon!
YUM! I’m new to this site, and this looks like a great first recipe for me to try!
Love all your healthy and colorful recipes and plus they are very delicious I have tried many of them and my kids always eat everything I put in their plates. And i wil be making these easy fruit tart.thanks for sharing all your delicious recipes.
this looks soo delicious! and it’s so cute
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This looks good. I love how you always try to make your food fun with faces and stuff.
love walnuts and dates, going to try tonight!
That looks delicious! Pretty sure my kids would eat that because it’s so cute! 🙂
Such a great idea! For sure happening here tonight!
LOVE the crust – super simple!! I’m just starting making homemade sweets so not sure what to substitute for the filling as the picture looks like it’s a pudding and I’d prefer something a little healthier. Definitely a great idea I’ll try when I figure out an equally simple/tasty/healthy filling!
Great idea for a healthy crust! And I love the fruit face you made. So adorable!
Looks yummy and healthy too! I love all those ingredients and their additional health benefits are awesome
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I’d love the chance to win. Thanks!
My daughter would love this. Need to make it soon!
Thanks for always inspiring me to feed my family better!
that it so cute!
That’s an awesome Healthy nutty crust.
I’m also looking for ways to make nutritious and healthy meals for my kids and this one is going to be on my to do list for sure.
Wow, what a simple healthy crust recipe, thanks
These look awesome!
I’d love the chance to win! And I adore your fruit tart – it’s so cute and yummy looking 😀
These look so good!
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I love this idea for crust! And the plates I bought off your website are great for my kids.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Mmmmm, makes me ready for dessert, even though I haven’t had dinner yet! I’d love to win Bob’s Mill products to help “healthatize” my pantry. 🙂
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I would love to win! We are huge Bob’s Red Mill fans! I follow on Twitter.
Thanks so much for all your great ideas and recipes! It certainly makes feeding my 3 kids much easier! 🙂
Wow, genius idea for the tart crust!!! I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks!
i love the fruit tart! i can’t wait to make it for my kids. what a great snack for they get home from school! Thanks 🙂
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Love the fruit tart! So cute!
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Love your ideas to make food fun and creative! I use as many as possible. I wish I could use them all, but one of my sons has an egg allergy! Keep up the good work!
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So fun! Love it!
So delicious! Planning to make with my girls…they are going to love this! Thank you!
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Thank you for the opportunity, you always have the most amazing ideas!
LOVE your blog Amy–and I’m a big fan of Bob’s Red Mill!
oh I can’t wait to be a mom and make healthy, fun treats for my kids!! 🙂 heck, why not start making healthy, fun treats for me! thank you for the ideas and tips
Yummy AND fun!
Yummy! I could do an almond milk pudding and have a yummy dessert for my kids with dairy sensitivities!
I love it! The walnuts and dates are a perfect crust. Now I need to get some filling for it! yogurt and fruit perhaps! YUM!
Great idea (as always)! I really appreciate this site for cooking healthy food.
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I and my kids have a sweet tooth so if we can justify dessert as healthy we’re happy. Dessert is a great way to end healthy heart month. I love the faces on your foods to make them more fun for kids. Thanks. <3
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The fruit tart is so pretty i am inspire to make it. My whole family loves Bob Mills products. And it is vegan friendly. What a great idea for a giveaway!
I would love to win! Thanks so much!
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Love the idea of a healthier butter free crust. Will definetely try this!
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This looks delicious! We use lots of Bob’s Red Mill stuff around here!
We use a lot of Bob’s in our house, love those products. This tart is too cute! Can’t wait to try it
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my mom used bob’s gluteen free products.can’t wait to try the tart-i love dates.
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oh, my goodness, that date/walnut crust sounds delicious! I love fruit tarts and I just think that crust would be fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the giveaway!
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Is there a way to make this without nuts? I would love to make this for my kids, but one has a nut allergy.
Rajendra, I also have a 3 year old who’s allergic to trea nuts. I always make a crust with oats and a little bit of coconut oil (no worries coconut is not a nut!), but if your child can’t eat coconuts you can always add a bit of butter or olive oil because you need a litle bit of that fat (which in walnut/dates recipe comes from walnuts). I plan on trying my oats & coconut oil recipe with dates to add a bit of sweetness to the crust. I’m sure it will be very tasty!
Hi Rajendra- Really there isn’t since there are only two things in it. But you could follow any standard pie crust recipe of course, and they’ll be nut gree.
I made this, and the crust was great. The banana pudding was interesting.
The tart looks delicious! In my hoke however, I have a 3 year old who’s allergic to trea nuts. I always make a crust with oats and coconut oil which is also delicious; i bet it would be even more yummy with dates!
Thanks Natalie Monson!
This is quite simple and healthy recipe.