Sunday, 19 April 2015

Tropical Avocado Tart with Coconut Crust

WOW!   OMG!  Yumm!  HMMMM!   This is sooooo good!   These are a few of the phrases/sounds you might hear if you serve this for dessert.  This dessert will WOW anyone who tries it - guaranteed!  Not only is it visually stunning and colourful, but it is also VERY VERY delicious (and this is an understatement!).  I also like that as far as desserts go, this one is pretty healthy.  I personally like that it is not overly sweet and LOVE the added bonus of all the fruit!   Thanks again, ALIVE magazine!

I am not much of a dessert maker, as I tend to prefer to cook and eat savoury dishes.  I have about three "go to" desserts that I like to make for company.  After trying this recipe out, I now have four!  As long as you have a food processor and a springform are good to go with this recipe.  It is fairly simple to make.  Cutting and arranging the fruit is the most time consuming part.  You do need to plan ahead as the tart needs to chill for a minimum of 6 hours AND needs to rest at room temperature prior to serving.  Even if it is served a bit frozen, it will still be amazing!

I would not change a thing in this recipe, except the fruit.  As you can see if you compare the website photo to mine, I did have to alter the fruit slightly.   The arranging of the fruit is obviously the fun part, and it can be fun for the whole family!  I had two assistants, age 3 and almost 10 help me out with the cutting, design and placing of the fruit.  It was actually my niece's idea to place extra fruit on the actual serving plate too so that people could get some of the fruit that wasn't going to be in their piece.  So, if anything, I guess one could play around with the design to get a variety of fruit on each slice....

I highly recommend making this dessert as the weather warms up.   You will find it to be VERY refreshing!

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