Healthy Strawberry Jam Tarts

by Marthese Quattromani

Healthy Strawberry Jam Tarts

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • Bases:
  • 100g pitted dates
  • 40g cashews
  • 120ml water
  • 150g/1¾ cups rolled oats
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Strawberry/ Berry Chia Seeds Jam:
  • 300 hulled strawberries or mixed berries
  • 120ml water
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

Making the bases:

  • Simmer pitted dates, cashews and water for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Cool.
  • Pulse oats and salt in a food pressor. Add the cooled date mixture.
  • Blend until it forms a pastrylike.
  • Prepare 4 large moulds or muffin tins by spraying cooking spray and line bottom with baking paper.
  • Divide the pasty in moulds and with your fingers shape to form cases.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Cool and remove moulds.
  • Fill with jam and top with more fruit, nuts etc

Making the jam:

  • In a sauce pan, cook the fruit, water, lemon juice and salt over a moderate heat for 15 to 20 minutes until fruit is soft, stirring often.
  • Mash fruit with a fork or a potato masher.
  • Add the maple and chia seeds.
  • Continue to cook for two more minutes until thickens. If needed add more chia seeds until you have the desired consistency. The jam continues to thicken as it cools. Cool.
  • This jam can be prepared and refrigerate in a sealed container and used within a week.

 

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