Whether you celebrate Easter or Passover, you are sure to love this simple Spring Fruit Tart that is shaped like an egg! Perfect for guests and fun for the kids!
I saw a beautiful photo of this recipe for a tart made with wheat flour and thought how lovely it would be to make it with a grain free crust. I tweeked one of my favorite crusts for this recipe and it came out great!
Eggs symbolize spring and the holidays that come along with spring! Eggs symbolize the earth, fertility and the circle of life.
Every ancient culture had their own beliefs about the magic and mysteries inside of eggs. There are also many ancient home remedies for various illnesses that used eggs.
Today we celebrate holidays with colorful Easter eggs or a roasted egg on the Passover plate signifying springtime and renewal.
Kid Friendly Grain Free Easter/Passover Egg Tart
This is definitely a hands-on project so enlist your kids!
Making the template for the egg shape was a snap with this template that you can print. Cut out one of the four shapes. Hold it against parchment paper and cut about 1/2″ larger around the egg. Be sure to taper the bottom so it looks like an egg and not just an oval. It should measure 6″ long.
From this template, cut out 5 shapes in parchment paper. It will be easier to shape the dough if you have parchment templates for all 5 crusts. If you have a few little helpers around, have them make the shapes on a larger piece of parchment paper and transfer to the cookie sheet when ready to bake.
Follow the directions below.
It’s fun to have each child make their own personal tart with the various fruits you provide. Have the children wash their hands thoroughly before shaping the crust.
- Ingredients for Crust
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup honey + 2 Tbsp (Use less if sweet enough)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup palm shortening (room temperature)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Ingredients for Filling
- Assorted berries and fruit
- Instructions for Crust
- See instructions above to prepare the template for the egg shape
- In a food processor mix together the eggs, honey, vanilla and palm shortening until smooth
- Add the salt, coconut flour and shredded coconut and process until a dough is formed
- Remove to a bowl for ease
- Divide the dough into 5 pieces and make an oval shape with each one
- Press the dough onto the parchment template making the sides high and even and the bottom even
- Bake at 325º F for approximately 14 - 18 minutes or until lightly browned (watch carefully that the sides do not get burned)
- Remove from stove
- Instructions for Filling
- Clean and cut the fruit into small pieces
- Putting it Together
- When the crusts are done baking, remove from the stove and let cool a bit
- You can keep them on the parchment template or not
- Place on a serving plate
- Paint the crust with some jam like this apricot, blueberry or raspberry jam
- Arrange the pieces of fruit to make fun and different patterns!
- Food processor (where to buy a food processor)
- Cookie sheet
Tip: You can make the crusts a few days before filling.
Tip: Have lots of extra fruit for the kids to pop in their mouths while constructing their tart!
Tip: Try to fill the crusts the same day or just a few hours before serving so the crust doesn’t get soggy.
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These recipes are suitable for Paleo, SCD, GAPS and all grain free eaters.