Paleo Chocolate Tart with Cherry Compote

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Indulge in the richness of this exquisite Paleo chocolate tart, boasting a velvety chocolate ganache, a delectable sweet and savory crust, and bursts of succulent, vibrant cherries. Ideal for those seeking a hassle-free, no-bake, gluten-free, and dairy-free dessert to grace their holiday table, this creation truly steals the show. Elevate your celebrations with the perfect balance of decadence and health-conscious choices that this Paleo chocolate cherry tart effortlessly embodies.

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Why Dark Chocolate is So Good For You

I love dark chocolate, don’t you? And I love to find easy ways to add this delicious and nutritious treat to my diet when I can! Made from the seed of the cacao tree, dark chocolate is full of minerals, antioxidants and fiber, yes! fiber!!

Minerals

Copper: Essential mineral in the formation of red blood cells and in supporting cardiovascular health and immune function [1].
Iron: Necessary in the formation of hemoglobin and maintaining proper body temperature.
Magnesium: The fourth most abundant mineral in the body, it support healthy nerve functions, healthy blood pressure, and detoxification.
Manganese: Essential mineral in supporting blood sugar regulation, glucose metabolism, and supporting healthy brain and nerve function [2].
Phosphorus: Supports healthy teeth and bones, muscle recovery after working out, and detoxification.
Potassium: Potassium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body and it is an essential electrolyte necessary in nervous system function, metabolism, hydration, and in regulating your heartbeat [3].
Selenium: is a mineral that is essential in thyroid health, detoxification and helps to make DNA [4].
Zinc: Essential in digestion, thyroid health, and a healthy immune system.

Antioxidants

Polyphenols: A powerful antioxidant that has shown to have strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties [5]. Studies have shown that the polyphenols found in foods such as dark chocolate, help to support a healthy circulatory and vascular system as well as immune support by promoting a healthy microbiome [6].
Flavanols: Antioxidants that are instrumental in helping protect your cells from oxidative stress as well as having anti-inflammatory benefits [7]. The type of flavinoids found in dark chocolate are found to support blood pressure health and cholesterol.
Catechins: Also abundant in green tea, catechins reduce oxidative stress and prevent cellular damage and have strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Soluble fiber: Dark Chocolate is a great source of soluble fiber, the fiber that works to support a healthy microbiome and supports healthy blood sugar regulation.

Paleo Chocolate Tart Dairy and Gluten Free

Why Sprouted Grain Free Granola?

When you sprout foods like nut, seeds, beans and grains, you increase the bioavailability of the nutrients within them by reducing the levels of phytates that exist in the seed. Phytates, also known as phytic acid is actually an antioxidant, but has a negative impact on the absorption of minerals such as zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron. It does this by binding to these minerals and hindering their absorption in your small intestine [8]. Sprouting also increases the nutrient content of the nuts and seeds as well as the fiber and protein content by making the nutrients more available.

“Soaking removes or reduces phytic acid and tannins as well as neutralizes toxins and enzyme inhibitors.
Soaking almonds also releases enzymes, which in turn help with digestion.
Vitamin E in soaked almonds works as an antioxidant, which inhibits free radical damage that prevents aging and inflammation.
Soaking makes the proteins more readily available and increases the amounts of vitamins, especially A, C and B vitamins.
Soaked almonds help in lowering and maintaining glucose levels and regulating high blood pressure.”

The Best Paleo Chocolate Tart Recipe

Equipment Needed

8”-9″ Springform Pan OR Tart Pan
Food Processor
Parchment Paper
High Speed Blender
Hand Blender
Mesh Strainer

Paleo Chocolate Tart with Cherry Compote Ingredients

Serves 12-16

Paleo Granola Crust

8oz Lark Ellen Cacao Cherry Granola
3 Tbsp Grass-Fed Ghee*

Paleo Chocolate Tart Filling

2 cups Sprouted Cashews**
2 cups Paleo Friendly or Dark Chocolate Chips, melted
1/4 tsp Fine Real Salt
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
¾ cup Coconut Cream, cream only
¼ cup Coconut Water: from the can of coconut cream

Paleo Cherry Compote

16oz Sweet Cherries, pitted
1/4 cup Pure Raw Honey***

*Substitute coconut oil for plant based/vegan
**Soak overnight in room temperature water or or 1-hour in boiling water, drain and let it sit for 30-minutes to dry out some
***Substitute with Pure Maple Syrup for plant based/vegan

How to Make Paleo Chocolate Tart with Cherry Compote

1. Soak the cashews. You can soak them overnight with cool to room temperature water, or soak them for 1-hour with boiling water. Once they are soaked, drain them in a mesh strainer and let them sit for 30-minutes to dry out some.

2. Line an 8″-9″ springform pan with parchment on the bottom (I place this onto the bottom disk and then attach the side piece).

3. Add the granola to a food processor and pulse until broken down into a coarse texture.

4. Pulse in the melted ghee a few times to mix then transfer to the springform pan evenly pressing the granola into the bottom. Freeze for 30 minutes

5. In a small saucepan add the cherries and honey and simmer over low/medium heat for 10-15 minutes until reduced. Pulse with a hand blender, transfer to a 16oz sized jar or container, set aside and cool: refrigerate once it has cooled to room temperature.

6. In a high speed blender, add the soaked and drained cashews, melted chocolate, coconut creme and coconut water. Blend on high speed for about 90-seconds to 2-minutes until smooth and well blended.

7. In a high speed blender, add the soaked and drained cashews, melted chocolate, coconut creme and coconut water. Blend on high speed for about 90-seconds to 2-minutes until smooth and well blended.

8. Pour the chocolate tart filling into the springform pan, smooth, and refrigerate 4-hours to overnight.

9. Slice and serve with cherry compote.

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Paleo Chocolate Tart with Cherry Compote

Amy Lippert
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 389 kcal

Ingredients
  

Paleo Chocolate Tart Filling

Paleo Cherry Compote

Instructions
 

  • Soak the cashews. You can soak them overnight with cool to room temperature water, or soak them for 1-hour with boiling water. Once they are soaked, drain them in a mesh strainer and let them sit for 30-minutes to dry out some.
  • Line an 8"-9″ springform pan with parchment on the bottom (I place this onto the bottom disk and then attach the side piece).
  • Add the granola to a food processor and pulse until broken down into a coarse texture.
  • Pulse in the melted ghee a few times to mix then transfer to the springform pan evenly pressing the granola into the bottom. Freeze for 30 minutes
  • In a small saucepan add the cherries and honey and simmer over low/medium heat for 10-15 minutes until reduced. Pulse with a hand blender, transfer to a 16oz sized jar or container, set aside and cool: refrigerate once it has cooled to room temperature.
  • In a high speed blender, add the soaked and drained cashews, melted chocolate, coconut creme and coconut water. Blend on high speed for about 90-seconds to 2-minutes until smooth and well blended.
  • Pour the chocolate tart filling into the springform pan, smooth, and refrigerate 4-hours to overnight.
  • Slice and serve with cherry compote

Notes

*Substitute coconut oil for plant based/vegan
**Soak overnight in room temperature water or or 1-hour in boiling water, drain and let it sit for 30-minutes to dry out some
***Substitute with Pure Maple Syrup for plant based/vegan

Nutrition

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Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Tart with Cherry Compote
Amount per Serving
Calories
389
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
12
g
75
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
8
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
52
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
312
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
41
g
14
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
25
g
28
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
1015
IU
20
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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FAQs

Q: Can I use milk chocolate chips to make this chocolate cherry tart?
A: Yes, however, since milk chocolate chips contain dairy the tart will not be Paleo or dairy free.

Q: Can you use any kind of granola for the crust to make a chocolate cherry tart?
A: Yes, however, check your ingredients as most granola does contain grains and other refined ingredients, or check out my Paleo Cookie Crust recipe!

Q: Can I use canned coconut milk instead of the coconut cream to make a chocolate tart?
A: I have not used coconut milk for this recipe since it does not have the same amount of coconut cream. A can of coconut cream will yield approximately 3/4 of a cup of coconut cream, so yes, you can use canned coconut milk, just try to get about 3/4 of a cup’s worth of coconut cream.

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