Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It started with a lemon...

What do you do with a big bag o'lemons? (That just so happen to be 50% off..costing me a dollar!) There are just way to many options out there, but I decided to go with something I've never tried making before.....Lemon-Lime pie tarts!

This recipe is great in so many ways. First off, it's INEXPENSIVE! I find that a lot of raw desserts are too expensive on my budget. Secondly, it was easy to create! This only took me about 15 minutes to make and it would have been faster if I didn't soak the raisins. Thirdly, it's a great summer dessert. It's super refreshing on a hot summer day and not one of those super sweet desserts. Last but not least, I think this pie filling can be used in different dishes. Try it as you would yogurt or pudding, sprinkle with some granola, berries, or nuts.

I should also mention to the mom's reading this entry that my lil one, LOVED these. I was surprised because I thought he might not like the tartness from the lemon and lime, but he smiled and said yummy! The crust does balance the tartness of the filling, plus the addition of sweetener to the filling helps :)

I found this recipe on vegweb.com (I love this site)..here is the link to the original recipe Lemon-Lime Pie. I made a few additions to the recipe, and of course made mine into tarts :) How fun!

Lemon-Lime Pie Tarts (my altered version)

(The Crust)
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup raisins (soak these for 10minutes prior)
1 tsp Agave
Process the sunflower seeds, raisins and the agave in a food processor. I didn't need to add any water to bind it, I just gave it a few minutes of processing till it was sticky. I pressed about a tbsp of crust mixture into each tart shell.
(The Filling)
3 frozen bananas
1/2 an avocado
2 tbsp coconut oil (liquid form)
1 tsp of Agave
Juice of 1.5 lemon
Juice of 1 lime

Place all the filling ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Pour a little bit into each tart shell and place in fridge or freezer. Top with some lemon zest or a banana slice.
This makes about 9 tarts, although I did have some filling left over so I could have easily made 10. There wasn't enough crust filling to make a 10th though :( Next time I'm going to add just a little extra of each ingredient to the crust filling.

Now to share these with some friends and family to get some reviews. The reason behind making them into tarts was so I could transport them easily :)



Melissa said...

Oh so delicious!! I have been craving tarts lately..which never happens to me! These sound amazing and love how simple (and economical!) they are.
Thanks for sharing:)
PS I love vegweb too!!

Maggie (livingfoodjunkie) said...

Hey Melissa! You really have to try these :D I wasn't really sure how they would turn out, but they are great! Not overly sweet or anything like that :D I'm going to use the filling from now on as a homemade style yogurt. Just some bananas, avocado and lemons..geez why didn't I think of it earlier, thank goodness for vegweb.com! :D

Nathaniel said...

These were good. Although next time, we should so make a pie, cuz them tarts, although cute, just ain't enough lol.

Maggie (livingfoodjunkie) said...

lol ooh next time i'll make a pie then!

Lori said...

Love these! They're super cute and sound delicious!