Comfort Keto: Dreaming Of Summer Strawberry Tart

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Ushah Kazi

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We’re continuing down the comfort Keto route. As you know; the weather happened. As is the norm in Canada. And to say that most people were not ready, would be an understatement. As a wise Chicken Little once said; the sky is falling. And so, I thought something comforting and summery would help. Still Keto, of course, but just a bit more hearty.

Just as well, seeing as even semi-passable strawberries will soon be a thing of the past. To be fair, this tart should work with any kind of berry. In fact, you could skip the fruit altogether. And garnish instead, with melted chocolate, sugar free maple syrup, or nothing at all.

This one is a real crowd pleaser; even if the crowd consists of just you and yourself.

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup, Cream Cheese
  • 100 grams, Unsalted Butter (cold)
  • 1/4 cup, Coconut Milk
  • 3 Strawberries (for garnish)
  • 3/4 Cup, Almond Flour
  • 1 Tbsp, Cinnamon
  • 1 cup, Swerve Confectioners Sweetener

 

Equipment

Two 9 inch tart pans with removable bottoms
Hand whisk
Bowls
Oven (you know, to bake the tarts)

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 360°F.

2. In a bowl, combine the almond flour, half the sweetener and half the cinnamon, grate cold butter into the mixture and combine everything by hand to form a ball.

3. Butter the tart pans, and divide the dough into two equal portions. Press the dough into each tart pan, smoothing it out and ensuring that there are no gaps.

Push the dough into the tart pans

4. Bake the tarts for fifteen minute. Keep an eye on them. Remember we’re not using real flour, we’re using ground almonds. So the tarts will burn if you let them go too far. You’ll notice that the edges of mine are a bit dark; essentially I’m speaking from experience.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut milk and cream cheese, with the remaining sweetener and cinnamon, to form a smooth but runny filling.

6. Ensure the tart shells are completely cool before you pour in the filling. Leave them to cool down further, before garnishing them with sliced strawberries. Tart pans with removable bottoms are really easily manoeuvred. They’ll make sure that your tart doesn’t snap into two as you try to lift it out.

Makes two tarts. Calories per tart: 900. Net carbs: 12 grams. Fat 86 grams. Protein: 15 grams.

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