Ontario Currant and Yogurt Tart

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.75
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Currant and yogurt filling
1/2 cupRed Currants
1/2 cupBlack Currants
4 tbspBrown sugar
1 cupGreek Yogurt
1/4 cupSliced Almonds
1/2 tspVanilla Extract
1 pinchSalt
1 tbspFresh Mint (garnish)
1Lemon, zest only
Pie crust
1/2 cupExtra Virgin Olive Oil
2 1/2 cupsSpelt Flour
1 tspSalt
1 tspBaking powder
1 tbspIce water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Place olive oil in the freezer until it solidifies, similar to thick honey. Do this 2 hours before.
  3. Whisk together eggs, yogurt, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and salt. Gently fold in your almonds and currants, reserving some of the currants to add fresh before serving.
  4. Once oil is solidified, in a large bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder. Add olive oil and remaining ingredients. Using a mixer, or your hands, combine until a dough ball forms.
  5. Place ball in air tight container or plastic wrap and put in the fridge for an hour to chill.
  6. Roll ball out until 1/8 inch thick and put into a pie plate. Or using a mason jar lid cut out circles out of the dough. Place circles in muffin tins. Add filling and bake for 30 - 35 minutes, until slightly golden brown and filling is set. Let cool, top with more currants and mint, and serve.


  • Research comparing 20 popular fruits found blackcurrants were the highest in nutrients and antioxidants... even higher than blueberries and pomegranates!
  • The anthocyanins in currants may help fight heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes.
  • Peppermint may have antibacterial and antiviral properties. Some animal studies have shown that mint may help to relax the digestive system, reduce pain, strengthen the immune system and prevent cancer from growing. More research is needed in humans.