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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom


Food & Fun Recipes

Raw Fruit Tart

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped fine
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • sliced bananas and other sliced fresh fruit, such as watermelon, strawberries, peaches, grapes, blueberries, etc.
  1. Plump the dried cherries and dates in a little warm water. Drain the water and reserve. Add the nuts, coconut, cinnamon and vanilla, and then mix, adding enough of the reserved water to make a thick paste to serve as the crust.
  2. Flatten the mixture into a tart pan, or make several several smaller tarts by pressing a ball of the mixture into a circle on smaller plates.
  3. Add a layer of sliced bananas and gently press. Decorate by adding sliced fresh fruit on top. Refrigerate at least one hour.