Fig and Chocolate Tart

Fig and Chocolate Tart

October is National Dessert Week so award-winning original vegan cheese Sheese has created three gloriously-decadent recipes for you to enjoy.

Made with pride on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, our award-winning range of dairy-free, vegan cheeses provide a delicious and versatile alternative – perfect for plant-based diets, people with dietary restrictions like lactose intolerance or for those who fancy trying a tasty alternative to dairy for a change. We challenge you to taste the difference!

Prep. time 40 minutes / Chilling time 2 hours / Serves 8

Ingredients:

For the base

●      100g rolled oats

●      50g puffed quinoa

●      40g pumpkin seeds

●      3 tablespoons chia seeds

●      3 tablespoons cacao powder

●      1 teaspoon cinnamon

●      3 tablespoons coconut oil

●      3 tablespoons almond butter

●      5 tablespoons maple syrup

For the filling

●      100g bar dark chocolate, broken up into pieces

●      2 tablespoons coconut oil

●      2 tablespoons maple syrup

●      250g Bute Island Creamy Original Sheese

●      2 tablespoons cacao powder

●      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

●      2-3 figs, sliced

Method

1.     Make the base: Mix together the oats, quinoa, seeds, cacao powder and cinnamon in a bowl.
2.     Melt the coconut oil, almond butter and maple syrup then pour into the bowl and mix well to combine. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
3.     Tip the mixture into a blender and pulse a few times so everything comes together and breaks down slightly. Then tip into a greased 20cm loose-bottomed tart tin and use your hands to push up the sides and cover the base evenly.
4.     Chill in the fridge while you make the filling in the upcoming steps
5.     Gently melt the chocolate, coconut oil and maple syrup together then set aside and leave to cool for 10 minutes, then whip into the creamy sheese and vanilla until quite thick and creamy.
6.     Spoon this into the case and smooth out evenly – it should fill it generously.
7.     Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
8.     When ready to serve, arrange the figs on top, pop out of the tin and place on a chopping board, cut into 8 and enjoy!


Original Creamy Sheese is available from Ocado (£2.10, 170g) and The Vegan Kind Supermarket (£2.48, 255g).

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