Hi everyone! It’s Bailey here from Basics With Bails with another delicious recipe! It’s finally starting to feel like summertime!! What better way to celebrate than with a beautiful summer Strawberries & Cream Pie?!
Last week I was super inspired to create another simple dessert … but I wanted it to be a little fancy! I wanted to create something that takes VERY little time to whip up, while still having that “WOW” factor on your taste testers/guests!
The ingredients in this Strawberries and Cream Pie:
Graham Wafers (optional gluten-free)
Full Fat Coconut Milk
Almond Milk (or cashew milk)
Maple Syrup or Honey
How To Make The Delicious and Simple Cream Pie
The crust is made with gluten-free graham crackers and vegan butter, making it vegan and gluten-free! This tart base is perfect for all kinds of recipes! Tarts are traditionally made with pie crust, but they are A LOT more work. This crust is mixed together and then pressed into a tart tin. EASY PEASY.
When making the crust, make sure to poke holes into the bottom of the crust with a fork. When you remove the crust from the oven it may bubble up slightly with air, I use the bottom of a glass to push it down and make sure everything is even and flat.
Vegan butter makes a perfect swap for regular butter and results in wonderfully crisp pastry. It is quite delicate pastry to work with and can be prone to cracking, but you can just press it back together if it does, no harm done.
For the pastry cream, the combination of full-fat coconut milk and almond milk gives a really smooth, creamy result. With cornstarch to thicken it a bit, and maple syrup or honey to naturally sweeten the pie. This vegan strawberry tart is the perfect Summery dessert to end a garden party or barbecue with; it goes wonderfully with a glass of champagne or rosé!
Get yourself a tart pan with a removable bottom! It was a piece of cake to get this out of the pan once it was finished, but without that removable bottom, it would have definitely been a two-person job.
You can substitute the strawberries for whatever fruit you have on hand and that’s in season! Cherries or peaches would also be PERFECT for this recipe!
Make sure you leave it to sit for 5-6 hours minimum, or preferably overnight.
Make sure to use a 9 inch round tart pan for the crust. The dough should be pressed up and around the edges of the tart pan, otherwise, the filling may not set properly and may spill out the sides.
The best part about this tart is you can prepare everything the night before, toss it in the refrigerator overnight, and it’s ready to go the next day! It’s a gorgeous dessert that’s perfect for a fancy night when you have friends over or a great dish to bring to your next BBQ.
Get creative decorating with toppings! You can add cherries, peach slices, more fresh fruit, almond slivers, hemp hearts, etc! I can guarantee this will impress all your guests, and nobody will notice that this is vegan and gluten-free!
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I can’t wait to see your remakes! Share your Vegan Strawberries and Cream Pie with me and Jillian by tagging @basicswithbails and @jillian.harris on Instagram!