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Apple Rose Caramel Tart (Raw)

  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 4-6


  • A small pie/tart pan (6×6″)
  • Crust:
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 4 dried calimyrna figs, destemmed and chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp mulberries (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinches of ginger, cloves and nutmeg
  • Caramel:
  • 6 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 apple of choice, decored and chopped (I used Fuji)
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla powder or extract (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinches of ginger, cloves and nutmeg
  • Rose Apple:
  • 3 apples of choice, decored and sliced thin* (I used Fuji)
  • Lemon juice (see note)


  1. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the mulberries, 8 medjool dates and the 4 figs into the food processor and run until consistent and dough-like.
  3. Press into the bottom and side of the pan to form a crust. Place into the freezer to harden, at least 1 hour.
  4. Prepare the caramel by processing the apple and dates until smooth. Place into the pie crust and return it to the freezer for about 30 mins.
  5. The apple slices need to be warmed before creating the rose in order for them to be pliable. This can be done by warming them in the dehydrator, oven, or microwave.
  6. Remove the pan from the freezer and allow it to soften a little bit. t this point, you can toss your apples in lemon juice to prevent browning, but if you do that I also suggest adding sugar to cut the acidity.
  7. Begin arranging the apple when the apple is able to be pressed into the caramel. The inner most apple slices need to be the thinnest in order to curve them in the rose shape, but as you work your way out, the slices can be thicker as they do not need to be bent as much.
  8. Slowly remove from the pan onto a serving plate by cutting around the edges with a butter knife. I placed mine in the freezer for a little bit before this to ensure it did not break.
  9. Serve alone or with raw ice cream, enjoy!


I sliced the apples with a mandolin slicer.
Recipe inspired by Kristina Bucaram.
Rose apples inspired by Tikkido.
The tart keeps well in the freezer. The apples do of course harden, so thaw it a but before serving.
If you are going to make this a long time ahead of when it will be served, you should consider a touch of lemon juice to prevent browning.

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Raw Vegan