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Granola Tart Shells with Greek Yogurt, Lime Curd, and Blackberries

by flavorthemoments on June 19, 2013

granola tart shells with Greek yogurt, lime curd, and blackberries

granola tart shells with Greek yogurt, lime curd, and blackberries

I told you yesterday that I was going to post something where I put my tart, fresh Lime Curd to good use.  These Granola Tart Shells with Greek Yogurt, Lime Curd, and Blackberries are it.  I tried eating lime curd with my Greek yogurt and berries the day I made it, and it was fabulous.  I toyed with the idea of doing a layered parfait, which would be great, too, but I’ve really been wanting to try making a granola crust and make a tart that could be breakfast, a snack, or dessert.  This is just that.  The granola is the perfect base for the creamy vanilla Greek yogurt, lime curd, and blackberries.  I’m completely obsessed with this combination right now.  There’s no going back!  :wink:

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I’ve seen breakfast tarts out there with granola crusts, filled with Greek yogurt and topped with fresh fruit, so this is my spin on them.  This is one mighty fine way to eat!  I didn’t want to make a giant tart, mostly because it generally needs to be eaten the same day.  These granola tart shells are individual size, and can be filled when you’re ready for one.  You get to be the judge.  :grin:

granola tart shells with Greek yogurt, lime curd, and blackberries

I was quite worried about these little granola tart shells, however.  I wasn’t so sure they’d even come out in one piece.  It was a gamble that paid off.  I was almost shocked when they actually did come out intact, and quite easily at that.  I made sure that I made them thick enough so they’d be sturdy enough, and once they cooled for about 10 minutes on a wire rack after baking, they popped right out with a little help from a knife.  I was prepared to go to the granola parfait for Plan B, but it wasn’t necessary.  I love it when a plan comes together.  :smile:

granola tart shells with Greek yogurt, lime curd, and blackberries

The glory of these little granola tart shells is you can fill them with whatever you want.  I used my favorite low fat Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt, and it married so well the sweet-tart lime curd and blackberries.  It’s just heavenly.  It’s something you just won’t understand until you taste it.  Give it a try! :wink:

granola tart shells with Greek yogurt, lime curd, and blackberries

Granola Tart Shells with Greek Yogurt, Lime Curd, and Blackberries

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 10 tarts

Granola Tart Shells with Greek Yogurt, Lime Curd, and Blackberries

Granola Tart Shells with Greek Yogurt, Lime Curd, and Blackberries are hearty, delicious granola tart shells filled with Greek yogurt, lime curd, and blackberries. Enjoy for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!

Ingredients

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats or gluten-free oats

1/3 cup finely shredded coconut, optional

3 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

pinch of salt

3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Lime Curd

Low fat Chobani Greek yogurt, for serving

Blackberries or fruit of your choice, for serving

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray (10) cavities of a standard muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, coconut, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the maple syrup and butter, and stir until well combined. Place about 2 tablespoons of the granola mixture into each of the (10) cavities, pressing down across the bottom and up the sides until about 1/3 of the way up. Be sure that the bottom is the thickest part, around 1/2", to ensure that the shell will be sturdy enough to come out. Bake 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the oven and press the granola mixture down into the pan once again with the back of a spoon. Place back in the oven for about 2-3 more minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Using a knife, gently loosen the shells from the muffin pan and place on the wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, fill each shell with Greek yogurt, a dollop of lime curd, and a blackberry. Enjoy!

Notes

Total time above includes cooking the lime curd while the tart shells bake. Using store bought lime curd is completely acceptable, too.

Mini tart pans with removable bottoms are a great way to make these if you have them...I don't yet!

Granola tart shell recipe adapted from The Domestic Curator.

Lime Curd recipe adapted from Flavor the Moment's Lemon Curd recipe

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave @ Fit Chef Chicago June 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Wow – great post and photos. Those look absolutely amazing!

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flavorthemoments June 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Thank you so much! I’m completely hooked on these.

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Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies June 20, 2013 at 4:31 am

I love the sound of those granola tart shells! They sound good with Greek yogurt, but I bet they’d be even more amazing covered in froyo :)

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flavorthemoments June 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

Froyo sounds delicious! I have many plans for these!

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Daniel @ TickleMyTastebuds June 20, 2013 at 4:46 am

Very cute – and love the combination; sweet yet sour. I’d imagine?

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flavorthemoments June 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

Tart, but not overly tart mixed with the Greek yogurt. It’s a wonderful combo!

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Jaclyn June 20, 2013 at 6:45 am

Those are beautiful…I love granola. So much. I wouldn’t be able to stop eating these!

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flavorthemoments June 20, 2013 at 7:30 am

It is very hard to stop eating these. I love granola that much, too!

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Liz June 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

What an amazing idea! Love the granola tart shells….must make ASAP! I wish I could come over and help you eat these!

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flavorthemoments June 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

I have four left – just enough for you and I. Lol

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 21, 2013 at 7:23 am

These are brilliant, Marcie! I love the idea and look of your granola tart shells and that scrumptious, summery filling. Fabulous recipe!

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flavorthemoments June 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

Thank you, Georgia! It was sure a fun way to eat my yogurt and granola!

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Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner June 21, 2013 at 8:53 am

Granola in the shape of tart shells?! That’s a brilliant idea. They are so pretty too! I love it when I can get bonus points for something that looks like it came off a good magazine shoot. :)

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flavorthemoments June 21, 2013 at 9:01 am

Thank you, Tina! These are SO easy to make it’s almost ridiculous, too. Even nicer to impress when it’s effortless!

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Ashley June 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

These are such a good idea! And they are also really cute : ) Even just the granola tart shells alone I could gobble up in no time!

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flavorthemoments June 21, 2013 at 10:24 am

Thanks, Ashley! I hid the shells from everyone so I could do just that… Gobble them up!

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes June 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

I love this idea!! My hubby eats TONS of granola and he would just love these if I made them for him :)

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flavorthemoments June 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I love my granola, too, and this was sure a fun way to eat it!

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Carole June 21, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is collecting snacks and treats? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. There are already quite a lot of links for you to check out. Cheers

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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker June 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Love this idea! These tarts are sooooooo darling!!! Such a healthy treat too. Love it! Have a great weekend Marcie!

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flavorthemoments June 21, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Thank you, Anne! You have a great weekend as well!

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debie grace June 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Thanks for this recipe! :) I would love to do this soon!! :D

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flavorthemoments June 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm

You’re very welcome! If you make them, I hope you enjoy them.

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Carole June 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Marcie, lovely work. Thanks for bringing these treats over to the table. Cheers

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flavorthemoments June 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Thank you, Carole! I appreciate your hosting all of your parties.

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Liren June 23, 2013 at 9:39 am

So smart! I haven’t seen granola used in tart shells and its such a great idea! I wish I had one of these with my coffee this morning :)

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flavorthemoments June 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

Thank you, Liren! They really did make a great breakfast.

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Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life June 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

OH EM GEE!! These look simply divine!! I could eat 1 (or 4!) of these right now!!

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flavorthemoments June 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Thank you, Jocelyn! I let the kids have a couple, then hid the rest and rationed myself two a day till they were gone. My bad!

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Chobani June 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

Marcie, these look incredible! Love how you used CHO to serve. :) If you’d like, I’d love to send some more Chobani your way to help you play around in the kitchen. Email me at amy.keefe[at]chobani dot com to chat!

Amy, @Chobani

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flavorthemoments June 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

Thank you, Amy! I love using Chobani in my recipes, and it’s funny, I was just working on a muffin recipe utilizing some of the lemon yogurt. Yes, I’m very interested and will e-mail you shortly!

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Lisa @ Cooking with Curls June 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I have never tried lime curd before, but I love lemon curd! These look delicious Marcie:) I don’t know if you heard about our Best of the Weekend link party or not, but we would love to have you join us :) http://goo.gl/gpdtx

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flavorthemoments June 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I love lemon curd so figured lime curd can’t be bad…it’s just as good! I would love to check out the link party. Thanks, Lisa!

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Laura August 11, 2013 at 9:14 pm

These sound amazing! The pic on pinterest was also amazing–but I do want to give you a head’s up that for me your pics are HUGE to the point that I cannot see anything in them. :( Just letting you know, and then I am re-pinning! :)

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flavorthemoments August 11, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Thank you, Laura! I appreciate your telling me about the pics. I just had a blog makeover, and since it happened, the pics that I had in the wrong format are huge. I have lots of cleanup to do!

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Laura August 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Just wanted to make sure you knew. Something currently is causing all of my centric-oriented pics to be instead left oriented so I completely sympathize. Gotta love computers!

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flavorthemoments August 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Thank you again for letting me know. Good luck to you!

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