This Berry Tart with Grain Free Vanilla Almond Crust is a perfect summer dessert!

Last time I made a grain free tart it was delish, but didn’t hold together like a regular flour crust.  THEN!  I finally started using almond flour instead of almond meal and it was a game changer! This crust tastes just like shortbread and I would never believe it wasn’t… if I hadn’t made it myself.  So when I was imagining this tart coming together I knew it needed a creamy filling, and seeing as I try to stay away from dairy these days – coconut saved me once again!  I found some Coconut Milk Yogurt at the store and it was perfect in this!! I got the vanilla flavor and added some lemon zest and vanilla bean to it becaaaaaause…. FLAVOR!!

Okay now a life update:  I have a new netflix show obsession.  Hart of  Dixie.  YUP!  Not ashamed at all – it’s pretty amazing.  When the hubby works his 48 hour shifts, I need girly shows of my own to watch while editing photos and writing these posts.  Right now – Lemon’s sister just got drunk and now she is flippin out! Hahaha – so good.  Anyone else watch it?  I know i’m only like 5 years late but now I can binge it all so i’m pretty happy about it.

Okay back to the berries.  Blueberries and strawberries for 4th of July or any BBQ this summer!  AMERICA! 🙂

This Berry Tart with Grain Free Vanilla Almond Crust is a perfect summer dessert!

Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and cookie like inside.

This Berry Tart with Grain Free Vanilla Almond Crust is a perfect summer dessert!

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This Berry Tart with Grain Free Vanilla Almond Crust is a perfect summer dessert!

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Berry Tart with Grain Free Vanilla Almond Crust

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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (at room temp)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ vanilla bean seeds removed from pod
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping:

  • 10 oz vanilla coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ vanilla bean seeds removed from pod
  • blueberries
  • chopped strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine crust ingredients and mix until combined. Grease a tart pan (8×8 or 12×4 inch) with coconut oil and press the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan into an even layer, with some going up the sides. Poke a few holes in the crust with a fork. Bake crust for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and then set aside to cool.
  2. In a small bowl combine yogurt, lemon zest and vanilla beans. Pour yogurt into the cooled crust and top with berries. ENJOY!
17 replies
  1. Kristy from Southern In Law says:

    This looks like the perfect summer dessert! As its winter, blueberries are way too expensive to even think about but winter strawberries have just come into season and they’re incredible so I may just have to make this soon!

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    • Kelsey says:

      Whole Foods has it and some other stores like Ralphs/kroger have almond milk yogurt! Any non dairy yogurt is perfect!!

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  2. Janet says:

    Brilliant! I have such a hard time turning coconut milk into things that are dessert-like, but just using yogurt will save me all the problems. Definitely making a berry tart when my blackberries start ripening, and also, Hart of Dixie is SO good all the way through. Although, the one where Zoe becomes a Belle is my hands down favorite.

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