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Winter Citrus and Cream Oatmeal Tarts

These Mini Winter Citrus and Cream Oatmeal Tarts for two celebrate the sweet and tart fruits of the season.  Fresh pink grapefruit, white grapefruit and oranges are lightly sweetened with a honey lime glaze and set on a light whipped coconut cream.  A healthier dessert that is just as decadent!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Whipped Cream, Healthier, Mini Tart, Oatmeal Crust, Small Batch, Winter Citrus
Servings: 2 4-Inch Mini Tarts
Author: Erin Cernich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup segments of winter citrus, fresh or canned pink grapefruit, white grapefruit, oranges
  • 1 small lime used in the Whipped Coconut Cream and Glaze

Oatmeal Tart Crust

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, gluten free
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes

Whipped Coconut Cream

  • 1 can unsweetened canned coconut milk refrigerated overnight
  • 2 tablespoons honey or any sweetener; more or less to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice optional; more or less to taste

Citrus and Honey Lime Glaze

  • zest from half the lime
  • juice from half the lime
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • fresh mint optional; to garnish

Instructions

Oatmeal Tart Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and adjust the oven rack to the middle position.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, almond flour, coconut sugar, and salt. Add the butter cubes and cut into the mix with a pastry cutter, a fork, or your fingers - until a moist dough forms.
  • If you are using non-stick tart pans, do not grease the pans. If you are not using non-stick pans, lightly grease the pans. These are the pans I use.
  • Equally divide the dough between the two tart pans. Press the dough into the bottom of the pans and a little up the sides. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Note - Given the small size of the tart pans, I place the two tart pans on a small baking sheet to bake. This makes them easier to get in and out of the oven and avoids the pans falling through the grates of the oven rack.
  • Cool the crust completely in the tarts pans set on a wire cooling rack.

Whipped Coconut Cream

  • Refrigerate the unopened can of coconut milk overnight.
  • For best results, and cool, creamy whipped cream, place a small mixing bowl in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes before you begin to make the whipped cream.
  • Open the can of coconut milk, being careful not to shake it! The coconut cream solids will be at the top of the can. Scoop out the coconut solids into your chilled mixing bowl.
  • Add the honey lime juice (if using). Using a hand held mixer, beat the mixture starting on low speed to break up the coconut milk solids. Then turn to high speed and beat until soft peaks form – about 3-5 minutes. Add additional honey and/or lime juice as needed to taste.
  • Note - You may have leftover whipped coconut cream. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Honey Lime Glaze

  • In a small bowl, add the honey, and zest and juice from half of the lime. Stir until combined. Note - you can use more or less honey and lime juice depending on how much flavor and total glaze you prefer.

Assemble the Tarts

  • Carefully removed the oatmeal crusts from the tart pans. Spoon as much Whipped Coconut Cream as you like into the cooled crusts. Topped with citrus fruit segments, and drizzle the Honey Lime Glaze over the fruit. Sprinkle with chopped mint (if using). Enjoy!

Notes

  • Oats - Oats are naturally gluten free, but can be processed in plants that also process gluten products.  To ensure the oats have not been cross contaminated, look for 'gluten free' labeled oats.
  • Tart Pan Options - If you do not have mini tart pans, the oatmeal crust can be baked in a small pie, cake, or loaf pan.  Keeping in mind the small batch for the size of pan.  
  • Whipped Coconut Cream - The original Whipped Coconut Cream recipe is here.
  • Fruit Varieties - Use any type of fruit and as much or little as you like.