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Nutty Berry Tarts

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  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Delicious, maple-kissed Wheaties™ crust is topped with a sweet dried-fruit topping for a healthier grab-and-go treat for Movember!
Updated Oct 9, 2014
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  • 2 1/2 cups Wheaties™ cereal
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 (7 ounce) bag mixed dried fruit, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
  • 1 large navel orange, freshly squeezed
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Place Wheaties™ in a blender and blend until very finely crushed. Pour into a large bowl and stir in butter and 3 tablespoons maple syrup. Spoon crust into 12 muffin cups which have been generously sprayed with nonstick baking spray, and use a shot glass to press an indentation in the bottom of the crust, gently smoothing the edges of the crust about half-way up the sides of the muffin cups.
  • 3
    Place chopped, dried fruit, cherries, and cranberries in a large skillet over medium heat. Add orange juice and lemon juice, and remaining maple syrup. Cook until the juices have soaked into the fruit. Spoon fruit into the center of each muffin cup.
  • 4
    Bake fruit tarts for 5-7 minutes, or just until the edges of the tarts begin to turn a light, golden brown.
  • 5
    Remove tarts and place in fridge to cool completely. Gently remove from muffin tin with a knife. Serve and enjoy!

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More About This Recipe

  • We've pulled together a fab breakfast treat that's manly enough for the 'stache wearers among us (it's got Wheaties in it, y'all), but healthy enough to share with people you love.

    These great little on-the-go fruit tarts are perfect for grab-and-go breakfasts, testosterone-laced hiking trips, and winter camping expeditions in your own backyard. Eat, grow facial hair, enjoy!

    Here's your basic lineup: Wheaties and dried fruit. We're gonna add a bit of butter and sweeten with maples syrup, but that's it. Sometimes simple is exactly right.

    To get started, crush the Wheaties, toss in a bit of butter and maple syrup, and mix it all together to make the crust.

    Spoon your crust mixture into 12 standard muffin cups. You'll want to spray the bejeezies out of them with baking spray to make your life easier on the other side of baking and releasing these bad boys from the pan.

    As if this nibble of champions couldn't get more manly, grab a shot glass and press the center of the crust down in the center of each muffin cup.

    Swirl the shot glass around a bit to guide the crust up the sides of your muffin tin and make a sort of pie crust thing.

    Now chop up a bag of mixed, dried fruit. This is going to become the filling.

    Toss that fruit into a skillet, and then cook it all together with a smidgen of orange juice, fresh lemon juice, and maple syrup until the filling starts to soak in the juices and soften.

    Spoon the filling into the crust and bake for 6-8 minutes. Remove, cool, and gently lift your Movember tarts out of the muffin tins.

    Enjoy immediately or pop 'em in a backpack and hit the yonder mountains with the guys.


    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
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