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Spooky Tart RECIPE VIDEO for Halloween (Chocolate tart with caramel web, gf vegan)5:04 PM
What are you up to for Halloween? This year I think I'll be going to a costume party. Any outfit suggestions? Whatever I en...
What are you up to for Halloween?
This year I think I'll be going to a costume party. Any outfit suggestions?
Whatever I end up wearing I'll likely be bringing this delicious Spooky Tart. A double chocolate tart with a butternut squash caramel "web" topping! You'd never suspect it was vegan and gluten free.
The tart should look familiar. Its very similar to my last recipe for a Harvest Chocolate Tart with a few key changes like the addition of a creamy Butternut Caramel drizzle. Its the perfect Halloween treat in my mind -- chocolatey, caramely and pleasing to the eye. This is a pie that's hard to resist -- unlike so many Halloween recipes out there that look pretty disgusting to me -- 'no, I'll skip the eye ball pie, thanks. Ditto on the bloody pudding.'
If you have kids, this pie may be the healthiest thing you can convince them to eat this week! It hides about 6 cups (6 WHOLE CUPS!) of butternut squash! The crust is made primarily of whole grain brown rice flour as well. Yes, there is chocolate involved, but in my mind the good outweighs the bad and its Halloween!
Make this pie for your friends, your kids, your enemies or just yourself.
Oh ya! I made a video for you to see how I make it. Check it out, recipe follows as well.
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SPOOKY TART (DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TART WITH BUTTERNUT CARAMEL WEB)
- 1 1/3 - 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 5-6 tbsp coconut sugar
- 4-5 tbsp solid coconut oil
- Pinch pink salt
- 3-4 tbsp raw cacao powder
Preheat oven to 350F. Add all the crust ingredients (Only add 1 1/3 cup of brown rice flour and 3 tbsp of cacao powder at first) to a food processor and pulse until a crumbly mixture forms. Pulse in the cold water (a little splash at a time) until a semi firm but not very dry dough forms (should feel similar to play-dough and have a slight sheen). If your dough gets too wet, add extra flour and cacao and pulse again to incorporate. Taste and add extra sugar if desired and pulse a few times again to incorporate it. Press the dough into a 9-10" non stick shortcrust tart shell by hand. Prick all over with a fork and bake in the center of the oven (350F) until crisp. Cool to room temperature on stove-top while you prepare the filling.
- 4 cups butternut squash, cubed and steamed until tender
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 tbsp vegan chocolate chips
- 5 tbsp coconut cream (skimmed from can of coconut milk)
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch of salt (not too little as it really brings out the chocolate flavor)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp raw honey OR brown rice syrup (to keep it vegan)
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- Stevia to taste
Once filling is blended and smooth and sweetened to your taste, scrape filling out of processor into the middle of your cool tart shell. Spread out evenly to the sides. Chill in freezer to set firm then store in the fridge to keep firm but sliceable. Slice and serve.
BUTTERNUT CARAMEL SAUCE (FOR WEB TOPPING)
- 1 1/3 cups squash for caramel
- 1/3 cup pitted medjool dates (soaked a few minutes in 1/3 cup boiling water)
- Pinch salt
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Discard the date water. Add everything to food processor and puree until smooth. Add some boiling water (about 1/3 cup) slowly while you blend. Once smooth, blend in:
- 3tbsp coconut milk or coconut cream
- 3 tbsp liquid sweetener (maple or rice syrup or coconut nectar)
- Pinch of stevia
- 1 beta carotene capsule or dash of turmeric powder (for orange hue)