I then went to the spa and used my gift certificate given to me at Christmas for a manicure and pedicure, which was really nice. The best gift though was when I came home and my little guy showed me what he and his daddy had made me...
Maggie's Swirly Tart
You might recognize the ingredients for the crust, which is similar to Ani Phylo's recipe for Lemon Coconut Bars.
1/2 cup of almonds, chopped
3/4 cup of dates
1 vanilla bean
1 vanilla bean
1 tsp sea salt
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon (roughly 1 tablespoon of juice)
1/2 cup of dried shredded coconut
In your food processor, chop the almonds and coconut into small pieces. Then put the remaining ingredients in the food processor and blend until it starts creating a dough ball. Press in the base of your pie plate or pan.
(1st & 2nd layer)
The 1st layer is kiwis which you may want to blot the base of them on a cloth before placing them on the crust. This way it helps prevent the crust from going soggy. We didn't have a problem with the crust getting to soft or wet. The 2nd layer is mangoes, be creative and decorate.
3 fresh peaches or 1 can of peaches, rinsed (if out of season)
1/4 cup of dates
Blend the peaches and dates in a blender till smooth. Pour the puree over top of the mango layer.
Decorate the top layer of your tart any way you like. Get creative and have some fun with it.
Well I'm off to enjoy the rest of my day! Hope you try out my Swirly Tart because it's so delicious! The fresh fruit with the sweet crust and puree is a great spring/summer dessert.