Using citrus zest in desserts is a total game changer. The zing and pop of flavor it adds to dishes is just unbeatable! This recipe has orange zest in both the crust and the chocolate mousse filling to further enhance and brighten up the flavors, and is topped with some orange slices mostly for the visual appeal.

Raw Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

8

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Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted
  • Zest from 1/2 orange
  • Pinch of unrefined sea salt

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for minimum of 2 hours
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • Zest from 1/2 orange
  • Pinch of unrefined sea salt
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Preparation

  1. Line an 8-inch tart pan with parchment paper
  2. CRUST: Pulse all crust ingredients in a food processor until it breaks down into a crumbly sticky dough. Firmly press mixture into tart pan and place in the fridge or freezer to harden
  3. FILLING: Meanwhile, prepare the filling by adding all ingredients to the food processor or blender and blend for 1 minute or longer until super smooth
  4. ASSEMBLE: Pour the filling over the crust and return to the fridge. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours until filling has set and become firm. Garnish with orange slices or shaved dark chocolate.
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