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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore products mentioned in this post were sent to me as a gift from Suncore to use in this recipe, thank you so much!
Blackberry Curd Tarts.
The answer to the “what should I make for dessert that isn’t loaded with sugar” question you’ve been asking yourself. See, I get it. When it comes to food at the holidays, it’s all about indulging that sweet tooth- especially as a food blogger. And I’m ok with that, in moderation. But then I get to a certain point where I’m on sugar overload, so I migrate more into using natural sugars in my recipes, like as I did in these adorable tarts! And guess what? They still satisfy any sugar cravings that might sneak up on you.
Call me a rebel because it seems like I’m breaking all the dessert rules with these Blackberry Curd Tarts. Keep reading, you’ll know why. Hint: they include real fruit, some amazing supercolor powders from Suncore Foods, and the crust is made with quinoa flakes! Now before I lose you, my sugar-loving, dessert obsessed dad loved them… so trust me when I say, you will too.
Other than the fact these Blackberry Curd Tarts are adorably elegant, they are easy to make and packed with some surprising nutrients too! The crust is raw, so that means no baking required and sneakily includes some orange carrot supercolor powder and quinoa flakes from Suncore Foods. The blackberry curd filling is also super simple to make and features Suncore Foods’ violet grape supercolor powder.
Let’s take an even closer peek at what makes these cute little tarts your new favorite holiday dessert:
☆ coconut oil
☆ maple syrup
☆ maple syrup
☆ lemon juice
☆ arrowroot powder
☆ sugared cranberries
I’m going to quickly break down the nutritional value in these tarts by including these wonderful products from Suncore Foods:
Quinoa Flakes– packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids and are a great alternative to oats.
Orange Carrot Supercolor Powder- packed with Vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and beta-carotene, giving you not only benefits for your eyes, but also a great energy enhancer.
Violet Grape Supercolor Powder- loaded with antioxidants and potassium. It’s also bursting with nutrients that can help prevent heart disease, constipation, and high blood pressure.
And being that tarts remind me of the fanciest of tea parties at the Queen’s palace (no idea why haha) I had to add delicate dried rose buds as the perfect garnish along with some fresh blackberries and sugared cranberries. Aside from being beautiful, consuming rose buds have therapeutic benefits that can nourish the skin, increase immunity, reduce fatigue, and improve digestion!
So go ahead, I give you full permission to indulge in these delightful Blackberry Curd Tarts this holiday season! Hope you love them, and as always if you make them, be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook!
**NOTE: feel free to double to make one medium-sized tart