Coconut Cream Pie Tarts
Earlier in March, Allergy-Free Vintage Cookery submitted a recipe link for Brownie Pudding Tarts
. I was truly inspired by this post, and ideas kept popping into my head until I finally headed to my kitchen and began to experiment.
I used the pastry recipe from the Pecan Tassies , which includes only three ingredients: 1 stick vegan butter, 3 oz. vegan cream cheese, and 1 cup sweet flour blend. For this particular recipe, the ingredients were doubled and makes approximately 60 tarts.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll pastry dough into balls and carefully press into tart shape in pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown and let cool in pan.
While tarts are cooling, prepare your pudding.
Ingredients needed for Coconut Cream Pudding (gluten, dairy, egg, corn free):
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Arrowroot
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup Coconut
2 cups dairy free milk
1 tsp GF Coconut Extract
2 tbsp vegan butter
Using a non-stick 2 quart saucepan, add the sugar, arrowroot, and salt with 3/4 cup milk and whisk over low heat until dry ingredients are mixed well without any lumps. Add remaining milk and cook over medium heat until your pudding is thickened. Remove from heat and add the butter and extract, stirring until butter is melted and mixed in. Fold in coconut.
Let pudding cool at room temperature until warm to touch. Fill tarts and top with additional coconut, if desired.
Carefully remove tarts from baking tray and let cool. I use a butter-knife for easy removal. Simply slide down side of tart and they come right out.
Once your tarts have cooled, place in an airtight container and store in refrigerator. I can’t say exactly how long these little, delightful tarts will last because, in our house, they vanished within four days ☺ My next venture is going to be making these cute little tarts with other pudding fillers, i.e. banana, chocolate, butterscotch…well, you get the idea.
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