Tree Hugger Tart Recipe
time to celebrate with all sorts of tree treats

You don't have to be a tree hugger to have fun with this Tree Hugger Tart recipe. Maybe it looks complicated but you know how looks can be deceiving. In fact, it's really quite easy and oh, so perfect for Tu b'shvat.

You'll love it because it meets all four of the Queen in the kitchen "I SAID so" requirements:

Simple~goes together in under 20 minutes
Adaptable~use any assortment of dried fruits and nuts you like
Ingredients~you'll find in any grocery store

~ See all the recipes for Tu b'Shevat on the

Tree Hugger Tart Recipe~ from Cooking for The King

1 frozen pie crust, thawed

1/4 cup raspberry or cherry preserves

1/3 cup coconut milk

12 ounces, plus 2 tablespoons (for toppping) carob or chocolate chips

1 cup unsalted nut mixture, coarsely chopped

1 cup dried fruit mixture, coarsely chopped

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons toasted coconut

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a 9 or 10 inch tart pan with a removable bottom with pie crust, trim to fit. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, bring the coconut milk to a simmer, reduce heat to low and add the 12 ounces of the carob or chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in nuts, the dried fruit and salt.

3. Spread botom of pie shell with preserves. Spread the still warm chocolate fruit/nut mixture evenly over the preserves. Sprinkle the top with reserved chips and toasted coconut. Chill at least 2 hours until set. Best served at room temperature.

Serves 10-12~Must make ahead
Active time 20 minutes~Total time 2 hours, 20 minutes

See more delicious desserts on the Kosher Channel!

What IS Tu b'Shevat??"

Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin
The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips
designed to bring majesty to the mundane.