Dates and Nuts TartBon Pastry
Our tart shells are hand-made organically with pure butter and filled with a mix of dates, walnuts, and almonds finished with French Cognac, and baked to perfection. Ideal for Holiday festivities.
Almonds, Butter, Dates, Eggs, French Cognac, Sugar, Unbleached Flour, Walnuts
The dates are traditional Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean products, which have been present in the cuisine for centuries. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate in the region the dates could be consumed the whole year long. It is for this reason that the regional food includes a lot of dates, such as the case with the Dates and Nuts tart. Although the exact origin of the tart is unknown, the desert has had a lot of popularity in Northern African Muslim countries such as Algeria and Morocco. It has been populary consumed during the month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by the Muslim community worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of Quran to the Prophet). This is largely due to the large amount of nutrients in the fruit, which serve as a source of energy for a long period of time for people who fast. Dates are traditionally used to break the fast during Iftar (breakfast, first consumption of food after the sunset), but are also enjoyed throughout the night with the small portions of Arabic coffee. In France the dessert gained its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s mostly in the Southern French provinces, where the dates were in abundance. Today we may find the Dates and Nuts Tart in every French boulangerie, as it is enjoyed by people outside of the Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern region.