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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.With only two *healthy ingredients in the crust, you could pretty much fill these tarts with anything you want! We used some homemade pudding and love it!

Walnuts also reduce inflammation, decrease cholesterol, and even reduce the risk of cancer! (Plus they are so yummy!)

Kids enjoy their fruit tart with walnut date crust.

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:

  • Coconut
  • Orange zest
  • wheat germ
  • oats
  • Dried apricots

STEP 1) The ingredients (just walnuts and dates)

Simple ingredients are used to make this delicious fruit tart!

STEP 2) Blend it up (we used a food processor, but you could also use a blender.)

Kids can't resist eating this delicious fruit tart!

Step 3) Press in dish and chill.

This fruit tart crust is so easy to make.

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:

You can go creative with your fruit tart!


(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:

Gluten Free Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes fro yo lemonblackberrypolentacake
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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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?!

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).

Going to buy my food processor today! Will give these a try for the kids after school snack. They will love it! Thanks! 🙂

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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!

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?

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.

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!

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.

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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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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!

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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.

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!