living abroad, traveling and fresh food inspirations

Orange Creamsicle Tarts

As I stared at my fruit bowl looking for inspiration for this post, it hit me, Orange Creamsicles Tarts!  I loved Orance Creamsicles when I was young.  So with 4 straight days of fog and the weekend with a clear blue sky, I set to work creating in the kitchen and snapping photos outside with my new Nikon.  There is a beauty to where I am living, I only need to walk outside my house to enjoy nature.  Below is looking over to the houses on the other side of the Alster Lake.

And here is a lake in the Alster Park.  It was so stunning to see how the trees seemed to almost protect the lake from any disturbance.

Once I returned home, I dove into photographing my new dessert.  These Orange Creamsicle Tarts have the same smooth sweet orange flavor with a delicious chewy Macaroon Crust.  They are so gorgeous to serve and taste even more divine!

And if you would like to see our new daily photography blog that I am participating in along with my super artzy friend Meghan, please visit facedailyphotos or become a fan on facebook.

Orange Creamsicle Tarts

Macaroon Crust:

  • 1 1/2 c Dried Shaved Coconut
  • 1/2 c Cashews, ground
  • 3 tbls Agave
  • 2 tbls Coconut Oil, melted
  • Pinch Himalayan Salt

Process the coconut and cashews in the food processor until a meal forms.  Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the dough becomes sticky.  Measure a heaping 1/2 c of dough into each tart tray.  Press into place being sure to create a few mm crust around the sides.  Let sit in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

Orange Creamsicle Filling:

  • 1 1/2 c Cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1 c fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/4 c Agave Nectar
  • 2 tbls Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 tbls Orange Zest

Blend all the ingredients until completely smooth.  Depending on how sweet or bitter the orange juice is, adjust to taste.  The flavor should be one that is lightly sweet with a creamy taste.  Either add more orange juice or agave to achieve your desired flavor.  Pour into the 4 prepared tart trays and let set in the fridge overnight as the orange zest flavors will give the cream a more intense flavor.  Sprinkle a few long zest strips over the top and serve.

Makes 4 tarts

10 responses

  1. Yum, this sounds amazing! I use to love orange creamsicles too and that crust sounds divine!

    March 7, 2011 at 22:22

  2. Are you kidding? DELISH! We’re going to have to have another Carla Fest! lol! LOVE the detail and clarity with your new camera — Can’t wait to see what you do with it!!!

    🙂 xxo Eva

    March 7, 2011 at 22:30

  3. marita

    Oh wow Carla, gorgeous!!!!!

    I want delivery!


    March 8, 2011 at 00:08

  4. These sound great! Love the rectangle pans.

    March 8, 2011 at 01:59

  5. Oh my goodness, you totally beat me to it. I have been wanting to create something exactly like this!! This looks delicious! I am going to try it this week, except for just 1 person. Thanks!

    March 8, 2011 at 13:22

  6. Re: Hallo again! Of course, I made sure to put a link to your blog as I created the post!! 😉

    March 13, 2011 at 13:46

  7. these look beautiful! can’t wait to try

    March 18, 2011 at 20:34

  8. This looks awesome! I have just ventured over to the raw food zone, I def want to try this!

    March 30, 2011 at 22:16

  9. Cassandra

    Oh my goodness! Finding this website, is an AMAZING feeling!

    I just got my blood tests back, I am allergic to Dairy, Gluten, and Egg Whites. I have also been a vegetarian for 2 years.
    I thought I was never going to be able to eat real meals or yummy things again!
    This gives me sooo much hope!
    Thank You Thank You Thank You!
    Keep posting your a life saver!

    April 27, 2011 at 23:02

    • Carla

      So happy to see your comment! And welcome to the world of flavorful, beautiful and healthy food! I hope you can try many recipes!

      April 28, 2011 at 10:39

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s