Made with naturally sweetened dates, oats and nuts, the delicious Gluten Free crust of this Coconut and Almond Tart is filled with a dairy-free rich and creamy rice pudding filling using Carolina® White Rice to absorb the flavors perfectly.
Grease 9-inch springform pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
In food processor, combine 1 cup dates, oats, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts and coconut oil. Pulse until nuts are finely chopped and mixture forms sticky dough. Press into bottom of prepared pan and refrigerate.
Chop remaining dates. In medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring rice, almond milk, chopped dates, cinnamon stick, lemon zest and salt to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove cinnamon stick.
Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water. Let stand for 5 minutes or until dissolved. Stir into warm rice pudding, then pour mixture over prepared base. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until set.
To serve, sprinkle with ground cinnamon before slicing.
Top the tart with fresh strawberries if desired.
This rice pudding is also delicious on its own (without a crust or gelatin) for a quick treat.
This homemade Coconut and Almond Rice Tart uses a combination of ingredients that are purposely chosen to give you a sweet and delicious dessert with natural ingredients and no processed sugars.
Crust: Starting with the crust, made from a hearty blend of naturally sweet dates, oats, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and coconut. This completely Gluten Free crust mix offers a compact, chewy and subtly nutty taste for your filling.
Filling: Sweetened and made with delicious and natural ingredients. Start with Carolina® White Rice, the perfect ingredient to absorb the flavors of the other ingredients offering a wonderfully rich and creamy yet dairy-free rice pudding! The lemon zest helps to bring out each of the other flavors while the cinnamon and dates offer a sweet touch.
Finally, top your dessert with fresh fruit — try an assortment of berries or tropical fruits for a colorful touch — and sprinkle on some shredded coconut.
Homemade tarts are perfect for any large gatherings, events or even potluck dinners! Try out another classic like this Key Lime Pie Rice Pudding Pie. Or, make individual mini pies like these Sweet Rice and Raisins Mini Pies for perfectly portioned bites to share.