The weekend is nearly upon us, and a treat is in order for all the good clean eating and hard training you have done all week. This is one of my favourites, Paleo Lemon Tarts.
1 cup almond meal
3 tblsp lemon juice
4 dates (I use double this)
optional extra in shell – few tablespoons of shredded coconut & coconut flour. If you add this, then slightly increase the amount of lemon juice
6 tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon, rind finely grated
1 – 2 tbsp honey
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
To make the pastry, place all ingredients into a blender, and mix until well combined. In a muffin tray (or similar) line with baking paper, or just grease with butter or coconut oil. Firmly place pastry mixture on the bottom and sides. Bake in the oven for 10 -12 minutes, or until pastry has browned. (check bottom). Leave to cool.
To make the filling, place lemon juice, rind and honey into a pan and simmer on low heat for 2 minutes. In a bowl, beat eggs well. Slowly add the beaten eggs to simmering filling, stirring vigorously to form a nice smooth texture. Taste, add more honey if desired. Leave to cool slightly.
When pastry has cooled, and the filling has reduced to a warm temperature, spoon the filling into each individual tart. Place in sealed container & pop in the fridge until cooled and set.
Makes 6 -8 depending on size.