If you enjoy a fruit tart as much as I do, then you’re absolutely going to love today’s recipe. This Almond, Oat and Berry Tart, prepared in partnership with Target and Silk, is gluten-free, dairy-free, and 100% delicious.
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Let’s dig in. You start by preparing a gluten-free crust made with oats, almond meal, cornstarch, coconut oil, vanilla, honey and sea salt. The damp, crumbly dough is pressed into a tart pan and chilled before baking. As the crust cooks, the surface turns golden brown and warm aromas of toasted oat and honey escape from the oven. The crust is cooled completely, then filled with a silky almondmilk custard (more about that below!). Finished with plenty of fresh berries and a scattering of picked mint leaves, this tart is a real treat. With each bite you’ll enjoy the rich, vanilla-spiked custard against the crunchy, golden crust. Fresh pops of mint and berry throughout. Continue reading for the recipe.
This post is sponsored by Target and Silk, two brands that Jorge and I connect with almost every day. We’ve always got Silk Vanilla Almondmilk on tap for our morning oatmeal, and we live about 3 minutes away from a Target! I often find myself wandering throughout the home aisles looking for new finds, or the cleaning section smelling all of the Method and Ms. Meyer’s hand soaps. We love having a Target so close in the event we need to pop over for a quick grocery trip.
For the recipe, I grabbed a carton of Silk’s Unsweetened Almondmilk to use as the base of the almond custard. You start with two cups of almondmilk in a saucepan over medium heat. The warm milk is then tempered into a mixture of egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and sea salt. The base goes back on the heat, and is cooked for a few minutes until the custard thickens. You then whisk in coconut oil and vanilla, and let the custard cool before adding to the crust.
The almond custard is so rich and delicious. I was having a hard time not eating it by the spoonful!! The custard needs to chill in the fridge for a few hours, so be sure to plan your time accordingly.
Almond, Oat and Berry Tart Recipe
For the oat and almond crust:
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and at room temperature
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the almond custard:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- 5 egg yolks, at room temperature
- 2 cups Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or vanilla paste if you want to see the vanilla bean flecks)
Toppings: 1 pint blueberries, 1 pint raspberries, handful blackberries, handful sliced strawberries, picked mint leaves
Start by making the crust. Add oats, almond meal, cornstarch and sea salt to a medium bowl, whisking to combine. Add coconut oil, honey and vanilla to the bowl, then mix together using a fork. Transfer the dough (it will be crumbly) to an 11-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press the dough evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. If the dough gets sticky, you can use the bottom of a measuring cup to press and flatten. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, prepare the almond custard. Add sugar, sea salt, cornstarch and egg yolks to a medium bowl, whisking until well-combined. Warm almondmilk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until steam starts rising off the surface and small bubbles form around the edge. Don’t let this come to a boil.
Take the almondmilk off the heat, and slowly pour half of it into the egg mixture, whisking the eggs as you pour. This is called tempering. Pour the tempered egg mixture into the saucepan with the remaining almondmilk, and return heat to medium. Let cook, whisking constantly, until thickened (about 2 minutes). Take the saucepan off the heat and whisk in coconut oil and vanilla extract. Pour thickened custard into a bowl, and immediately cover the surface with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic is in direct contact with the custard. Let cool to room temperature, then chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
While the custard is chilling, finish the crust. Preheat an oven to 350°F and set an oven rack to the middle position. Using a fork, poke holes all over the bottom of the chilled crust. Place the crust on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until golden and fragrant (20 - 25 minutes). Transfer the crust to a cooling rack, and cool completely before filling.
Spoon the chilled almond custard into the cooled crust, and using an offset spatula, smooth the top. Scatter berries all over the top of the tart, piling higher in the middle and leaving some custard showing around the outer edge. Finish with a sprinkling of small, picked mint leaves.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Danon. The opinions and text are all mine.