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Dark Chocolate Cashew Tart (grain-free)

total time 1 hour

For the Crust

  • 2 cups ground cashews
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • ΒΌ tsp salt

For the Ganache

  • 1 cup coconut milk, full-fat
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Instructions

Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix ground cashews, butter/coconut oil, coconut sugar, and salt. Transfer to a 9-inch tart pan. Using a flat-bottomed measuring cup,evenly press dough in bottom and up sides of pan.
  2. Bake in center of oven until golden and firm, about 15- 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, at least 30 minutes.

Ganache:

  1. Place chocolate in a large mixing bowl. In a saucepan, bring coconut milk to a boil. Pour hot coconut milk over chocolate and let stand 1-2 minutes, allowing the chocolate to melt. Stir until smooth and creamy.

Assemble Tart:

  1. Pour chocolate ganache into cooled tart shell and spread evenly with a spatula. Chill for at least one hour or until set.

Recipe Notes

As you can see, the Just Cashew Meal isn't exactly finely ground and therefore the crust is a bit crumbly. I personally really like the texture, however if you want a more refined crust, you can substitute any grain-free flour (coconut, almond, etc) for 1/4 to 1/2 of the ground cashews.