In a food processor or high powered blender (like a vitamix) add the dates and blend until they are finely chopped almost into a paste (about 1-2 minutes). The pureed dates may stick into a ball--this is where you want to stop.
Add the coconut oil to the food processor and blend for about 30 seconds, this will break up the dates.
Then add the remaining crust ingredients (arrowroot, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract and apple sauce) to the food processor and blend until all the ingredients are fully mixed (about 1-2 minutes). Stop and scrape down the sides of the food processor to get any stuck ingredients and pulse for a few seconds more.
Spread 1 tbsp of coconut oil to grease the 8 or 9 Inch Tart pan. Then sprinkle the crust ingredients evenly in the pan. Use your hands to press the crust dough evenly into the pan mold, taking care to press the dough all the way to the tops of the sides.
Once the dough is firmly and evenly pressed into the tart pan, place it into the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the sides have started to get golden brown. Then remove the crust from the oven and allow to cool for about 30 minutes or until it is cool to the touch.
If you're using the coconut cream, you can scoop the whole thing out of the can into a bowl. For refrigerated coconut milk, you can scoop the coconut cream out of the top into a bowl and leave the clear liquid at the bottom (you can discard the liquid or use it in smoothies). The coconut cream will be hard. Use a whisk to break it up and gently whip it until it becomes the consistency of whipped cream. Add the vanilla and a dash of salt to the coconut cream and mix it. You can also add maple syrup to the coconut cream to make it sweeter if you prefer--I didn't add any sweetener to the coconut cream and for me the crust and blueberries were sweet enough.
Once the crust has cooled, scoop the coconut cream into the crust. Then put the crust and coconut cream in the refrigerator to let the coconut cream set (about 10-20 minutes). If you touch the coconut cream with your finger and it makes a small dent that stays in place, then it is set. Remove the crust from the refrigerator.
Add the blueberries evenly over the coconut cream and you're all set! The tart is ready to be eaten. Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator since the coconut cream can soften.
Supplies needed: 8 or 9 Inch Tart pan
Blueberry Tart (AIP, Paleo, Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.