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These meyer lemon tarts will blow you away! Not only are they easy to make, but they are also perfectly sweet and creamy too. We are using avocado, instead of butter. So many uses for one magical fatty fruit!  

Avocado in a Dessert Recipe

The first time we (my partner and I) ever tried introducing his family to raw food was through making them a raw vegan avocado chocolate mousse. The avocado in that recipe acts as butter, and it’s absolutely divine. In our opinion…

They smelled it, tasted it, and made a funny face. They said: this has some weird ingredients, we can’t tell what they are. Then, we made the mistake of revealing the avocado. The funny faced continued, and worsened over time. The giggles were strongly heard, turning quickly to rolling laughter. “That’s it, you have gone mad”, said Tomer’s mom.

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Can you imagine? It all started out with him bringing a vegetarian home (me, back then). Tomer’s lovely mom bought some vegetarian pie cook books, and was so excited to make these for me. A little while later, these cook books were no longer needed, as I no longer ate cooked food! We put her through a lot… Jewish moms like to show their love through food, and we took that away.

Well, this recipe is presented with loving memory of that evening. This one is even “worse” – the avocado is not masked by cacao or carob powder! It is beautifully bright green, just the way I like it. I like it that way because yes, I want my vegetables and fruits to be tasted and felt, unmasked by anything. I want a connection with my food, and I want to eat real food.

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Raw Vegan Magical Meyer Lemon Tarts

If you are afraid of avocado being sweet, just give this recipe a try. I swear, it’s divine. It takes all your butter cravings away, because avocado functions here as your vegan, super-healthy butter. The crust of these tart is entirely made of fruit. Thus, there is not much fat in this recipe. It’s divine, and tested on vegans and non-vegans alike. I hope you love it! And I will definitely send the recipe to Tomer’s mom <3.

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Raw Vegan Magical Meyer Lemon Tarts

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes


For the Crust

  • 30 small dates
  • 1/3 cup dried mulberries

For the Filling

  • 1 large soft avocado
  • ½ cup Maple syrup
  • Juice of ½ meyer lemon  you can substitute for any other type of lemon or lime
  • ¼ cup of water or just enough for blending

Top with

  • meyer lemon zest


For the Crust

  • Process the pitted dates and mulberries until they form a ball in your food processor.
  • Take it out of the food processor and press down into a tart-pan. I used a 6 mini-hearts tart pan, and the amount was perfect.
  • Leave room for the filling.

For the Filling

  • Blend all filling ingredients until smooth, and layer on top of the crust in your tarts.
  • Place in the freezer overnight.
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Marina Yanay-Triner is a wellness coach and recipe developer through Soul in the Raw. Marina creates easy and delicious vegan recipes and writes about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, focusing on evidence-based nutrition information. She loves to help clients go and stick to plant based eating through her powerful coaching program, combining nutrition and cooking education along with transformational mindset work. Marina adopted a whole food, plant based lifestyle over 7 years ago, inspired by her mother's incredible healing story of reversing a crippling bladder disease. She has reversed PMS symptoms and encourage emotional healing from trauma as a result of this transition. Marina is incredibly passionate about the vegan diet for human health, animal welfare, and the well-being of our planet, all of which she envisions as co-dependent.
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