Try something different and make this sweet, fruity treat. This tart is adaptable to be made with any kind of berry you want!
3tablespoonsmaple syrupor other liquid sweetener
1 1/2cupsrolled oats
3cupsberries of choicewashed and stems removed
2lemonsjuice and zest
2/3cupmaple syrupor other liquid sweetener
dash of salt
dash of cinnamonoptional
2tablespoonscornstarch + 2 tablespoons water
Combine the water and sugar in a small to medium saucepan and place over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved then add your lemon slices. Bring mixture to a low boil and boil uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes until the outer rind on each slice starts to look translucent. Remove pan from heat and use a fork to place lemon slices on a plate to dry. (p.s. the extra water in pan can be added to lemonade or smoothies!)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 C) and grease a 10 or 12 inch tart pan with oil. Combine the salt, vanilla, coconut oil, and syrup in a mixing bowl and stir until combined. Add oats and oat flour and mix until evenly coated then press the mixture into prepared pan and use your palms to pack it down and shape on the sides.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until the edges are just starting to turn golden brown, then remove and cool.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over high heat and add berries. Stir for 3 to 4 minutes until they start to soften then pour in 2 cups of water, lemon juice and zest, syrup, salt, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and boil uncovered while stirring for 8 to 10 minutes until berries are very soft. Whisk the cornstarch and water together in a small dish and add to berries. Reduce heat to low and simmer, still stirring, until think.
You can leave the filling as it is or, depending on what berries you use, you may prefer to puree it until smooth in a blender or food processor (the berries I used have little leaves so I decided to puree mine).
Pour the filling into crust and top with candied lemons and fresh berries. You can serve immediately while it's hot or cover and place in fridge for about 1 hour to serve chilled.