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Almond and fresh fig tarts (gluten, dairy free)

These little tarts are quick and easy to whip up. If you are not into figs, try berries of all kinds, pears or plums even. Makes for a great pastry to share with large groups.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs separated into whites and yolks
  • 40 g unrefined sugar
  • 115 g almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 6 ripe figs

Instructions

To make the tarts:

  • Cut 4 of the figs in half longways (stem to tip). Dice the remaining 2 figs into 1cm cubes.
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Add almond meal, baking powder and apple sauce into the yolk and sugar mixture,and stir through diced figs.
  • Fold in whites gently until the mixture is combined.

To bake:

  • Divide batter evenly between 8 cupcake liners. Push half a fig into each tart. Bake in a pre-heated oven for around 20 minutes or until the tarts are just starting to turn golden.

To serve:

  • Enjoy on their own, or with a scoop of (soy) vanilla ice cream.
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