Skye Craig, dessert queen of MasterChef series 2 and founder of Wild Sugar, was on The Morning Show this morning cooking up pecan and pomegranate tarts. Now, I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’m a fairly huge MasterChef fan. When on the show Skye definitely intrigued me with her unique way of creating decadent desserts with healthy raw ingredients (remember the chocolate avocado mousse?) so naturally I was keen to see her signature style in these little tarts.
The use of dates in the base act as a low GI sugar substitute, leaving only a little brown sugar in the filling which makes this recipe just perfect to add to the growing collection of healthier desserts in this series (Skye omitted the chocolate in the base). Plus, pecans are packed full of goodness – vitamin E to protect the nervous system, naturally-occurring antioxidants to keep our heart healthy and prevent disease, assist in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, aid in weight loss and maintenance, contain very little saturated (unhealthy) fat and boast more than 19 vitamins and minerals.
Need more to tempt you to try this recipe? You don’t even have to turn on the oven or stove top! I’m won.