Yogurt and Date Tart with Shortbread Crust

Yogurt and Date Tart with Shortbread Crust

A smooth yogurt base rests atop a pistachio shortbread crust, studded with naturally sweet dates. Garnish this stunning tart with pomegranate seeds and a light drizzle of honey to complement the warm notes of cardamom.

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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

12-14 mins

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For the crust

  • ¼ cup (35g) all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons roasted unsalted pistachios, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon milk

For the filling

  • 1 cup (230g) full fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 large dates, pitted and roughly chopped


  1. Make the pistachio shortbread crust: Lightly spray the bottom and sides of the Anyday dish with baking spray then line the bottom with a parchment paper round.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, cardamom, sugar, chopped pistachios, melted butter, and milk until a compact dough is formed. 
  3. Press the dough into the Anyday, making sure to cover just the bottom of the dish, and as evenly as possible. Cook uncovered in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until the dough bubbles up slightly.
  4. Sprinkle the roughly chopped dates on the surface of the dough. 
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the yogurt, sour cream, honey, salt, vanilla, and cornstarch. Pour the yogurt mixture over the dates.
  6. Cook uncovered at Power Level 5

    Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels. 

    Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.

    For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.

    Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:

    PL 10 = 100% = High (default)

    PL 9 = 90% = High

    PL 8 = 80% = Med-High

    PL 7 = 70% = Med-High

    PL 6 = 60% = Medium

    PL 5 = 50% = Medium

    PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low

    PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low

    PL 2 = 20% = Low

    PL 1 = 10% = Low

    You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.

    for 11-12 minutes, or until the custard jiggles slightly.
  7. Allow the tart to fully cool in the fridge for 3 hours (or overnight) before serving.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Garnish the tart with pomegranate seeds and a light drizzle of honey.
  • Substitute the vanilla for rose water extract.
  • Swap the pistachios in the crust for walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, or pine nuts. 
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.