heaven on a plate (mango & nectarine coconut crumble pie)

This dessert is a total winner! We had some fabulous friends over for dinner last night – I had had a request for pulled pork tacos so that was the main course. Sadly no left overs for today. As for dessert I was on a quest to come up with a delicious healthy dessert that was as close to paleo and AIP as possible but not look and taste like  weirdo diet food. I don’t even really know what to call it- one friend said ‘heaven on a plate’ and another ‘crumble-pie’, so here it is. I think I am officially in love with coconut!

heavenonaplateHere is the recipe…

This recipe feeds 8-10.

coconut tart base this could be used for any typical tart shell filled with your fav sweet filling.

  • 2 egg whites, lightly whisked
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1-2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar (or other sweetener or you could leave it out)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 130C.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Line a  22 cm tart tin (one with a push out bottom) with baking paper and spray the whole tin well. (I didn’t do this and the egg caused the shell to stick a bit to the tin).
  4. Bake for about 30 mins until golden.  Remove from oven and let it cool.


  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup buckini’s (or if you eat nuts you could use chopped nut of choice)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  1. Preheat oven to 160C.
  2. Mix ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Spread out on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Bake for about 10 mins or until golden.
  5. Remove from oven and cool.

* the crumble will keep in an airtight container for a while (I’d guess a few weeks).

filling: fill the shell with roughly 2 sliced mangos and 3 sliced nectarines.  Sprinkle with the crumble and drizzle with passionfruit pulp.

serve: depending on what you are eating, you can serve with cream, ice cream or yoghurt.

mangonectarinetart2I really wish I had taken a photo of it served up on the plate even though it was a bit ‘deconstructed’, so I made a smaller one today and tucked into it after lunch…



* this recipe is dairy-free and paleo if you don’t serve with a dairy cream/ice-cream or yoghurt.

5 thoughts on “heaven on a plate (mango & nectarine coconut crumble pie)

  1. This will be our Christmas dessert 🙂 what brand Coconut oil do you use… I find mine a bit too strong in flavour?

  2. Hey Annabel, would you be able to do a variation of this with passionfruit do you think? I have bags and bags of them! Looks amazing!

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