I saw a really cool idea on the internet, and decided to give it a go. I purchased a container of organic kiwi at Costco with this dessert in mind. I really love Costco… affordable organics… Back to the dessert. What I read online was more of a tart, with a semi-traditional crust. I opted to use a method that I’ve been going with for about a year now. It’s similar to the Paleo Dessert Cups that we sell at our bakery (freeandfriendlyfoods.com), except in bar form. The kids really enjoyed it, and my only regret was that I didn’t set it in the freezer. I think if I had, there would have been less discoloration around the kiwi fruit.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free, Peanut Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan, Corn Free Compatible
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. This may be a really difficult task, so hit local farmer’s markets, and check with your reliable sources.
1/2 tsp Organic Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 cups Organic Almonds
12 Large Organic Medjool Dates
5 ounces Water
2 cups Raw Organic Cashews
1 tsp Raw Organic Ground Vanilla
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 TBSP Organic Lime Juice
1 medium Organic Banana
3 ounces Organic Maple Syrup
Organic Kiwi Fruit for topping, sliced
Start by making your crust. We used our awesome new Breville Sous Chef. Oh my goodness! I can’t say enough good things about it when it comes to making the nut crust for our Paleo Dessert Cups. If you don’t have a food processor, your Vitamix (or blender) on low power is the second best method. You want to have a good pulse first, to break up the nuts and dates, then slowly add in the water at the end to help it stick together. You don’t want a smooth paste, have some crunch left in the mix. Once the crust is done, set it aside. Next, mix together the topping layer with your Vitamix or blender. This is the layer that you want to have as a smooth paste. It will warm up as it’s being mixed, and that’s OK.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and spread the crust all over. Alternatively, you could do this in a pie pan, or as individual servings. It’s really up to you how thick you want each layer to be. Next, spread on the top layer. Finally, place your sliced kiwi all over. Cover your tray with foil, and allow it to set in the fridge or freezer for at least an hour. Slice and enjoy!!