6.19.2013

Raw Food Recipe: Ploughman's Apple Tart With Cheese

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raw food recipe: ploughman's apple tart

I recently watched the movie Toast about Nigel Slater's life growing up in 1960's Great Britain, which tells the story of how he became a chef. Afterwards I was inspired to watch one of his Simple Suppers episode on Youtube where he had this delightful recipe for baking a ploughman's pie using apples and cheese. I decided to transform it into a raw food dessert.

Raw Food Recipe: Ploughman's Apple Tart With Cheese

Serves 2

1/2 Granny Smith apple
1/2 Fuji apple

Tart Crust:
1/4 cup raw walnuts
1/4 cup raw pecans
1 small date chopped
1/2 teaspoon raw honey
Pinch salt
Dash of cinnamon

Cheese:
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  1. Place the cashews in a bowl, cover with water, and let them soak for 2 hours.
  2. To make the crust, add the walnuts, pecans, salt, and cinnamon to a food processor. Blend until the nuts are finely chopped.
  3. Add the date and cinnamon to the nut mixture. Blend until it sticks together like dough. You can add a little olive oil if it is too dry.
  4. Hand-form round circles of the nut mixture to make the base for your tart or use muffin tins. Put them in the refrigerator or freeze to firm up.
  5. To make the cheese, drain and rinse the soaked cashews and place them in a food processor. Add the garlic and blend until the nuts are finely chopped.
  6. Add the salt and lemon juice to the nut mixture and blend until it looks like a creamy cheese. You can add a little bit of water to this mixture to make it creamier. Adjust the amount of lemon juice and salt to create more cheesy-like flavor. 
  7. To serve, slice the apples into bite-sized chunks and sprinkle over the top of each tart crust. Add a dollop of the raw cheese to the side of the plate so you pair this savory flavor with the sweet crust and tart apples. I think this method works better then layering it, which is how I have in the photo.

Note: Choose the apples that you like best. Mix and match different varieties to create new flavor combinations. 


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