Low-Carb Blackberry & Lemon Mini Tarts

by KetoDietApp.com

Step 1Start by preparing the topping. Pour the coconut milk (or cream) into a sauce pan.

Step 2Finely zest the lemon. Make sure you use organic, unwaxed lemons.

Step 3Add the lemon zest and lemon juice.

Step 4Add Erythritol, and optionally stevia. Mix well and bring to a boil. Take off the heat.

Step 5Mix the gelatine (or agar powder) with 2-3 tbsp water and add to the coconut milk. Mix until dissolved. Set aside to cool down & thicken.

Step 6Place in the fridge if needed. The topping should resemble yogurt before adding on top of the crust - not too runny and not too stiff. You will need to mix it with a spoon before adding on the crust. (Note: For a very smooth custard, use an immersion blender and pulse until smooth. Note that this will only affect the look as the only reason you get clumps is the thickened gelatin.)

Step 7Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional). Place the macadamia nuts in a blender. Pulse until smooth or roughly chopped - it depends on what consistency you prefer. When done, transfer into a mixing bowl.

Step 8Place the desiccated coconut into the blender and pulse again. You don't need to get a completely smooth consistency.

Step 9Place the nut & coconut mixture into a bowl and add the egg.

Step 10Process until well combined.

Step 11Place the batter into small muffin molds lined with paper cups or use silicon molds. You will need to distribute the batter evenly (I used 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp per piece).
(Note: Do not make the same mistake as I did. If you press the batter directly into the molds (that are not made from silicon), the crust will be very difficult to remove. I had to use a knife to release the tart crust from the edges and twist each one of them. Avoid all this trouble by using silicon molds or paper cups.)

Step 12Press the batter into the molds and transfer into the oven for just 7-10 minutes.

Step 13When done, remove from the oven and set aside.

Step 14When the topping is ready, spoon equal amounts of it on top of each tart.

Step 15Add 3 blackberries on each one of them and place in the fridge until set (30-60 minutes).

Step 16Enjoy! To store, keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.