This super easy Vegan Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry Tart is the perfect Summer dessert. It is made in no time and using natural and healthy ingredients. You’re going to love it for its simplicity. Just fresh strawberries on a bed of almond cream baked onto base of flaky puff pastry.
It’s kind of addictive, I warn you. Once you try it you cannot stop coming and going to the fridge.
This tart can be made with almost any fruit, but, the truth is that I can’t resist strawberries when they are in season. Curiously, you can buy them all year round here now, but I found they are sweeter and redder when it is really the season.
Although for me, the star here is the delicious vegan frangipane, a velvety almond cream. It turns a simple tart into a delightful dessert by adding richness and texture. A slice of this vegan strawberry cream puff pastry tart with a cup of coffee, is just brilliant. Another of the tarts I tend to make more than once during the summer.
If you haven’t made a frangipane before you may not know that frangipane is a classic custard filling made with almonds, butter, sugar and eggs. Needless to say that the vegan recipe has no eggs and, because of that, it’s less of a custard filling and more of a creamy filling. Frangipane is the base of many fruit tarts and cakes. One of them is the famous Bakewell tart, soooo good!
How to make vegan almond cream
Making vegan almond cream is one of the easiest things and yet absolutely rewarding:
- Just start beating the butter until it’s very soft. I use a stand mixer for that. If you don’t have one, no worries, a hand mixer works great too.
- Once the butter is soft, add the sugar and the almond meal and mix well. Then mix in the flour and the apple sauce. Stir until everything is just combined.
- And, finally, when the almond cream is ready, I usually chill it while I prepare the rest of the ingredients for the tart. Chilling the frangipane helps it to set, it thickens a bit. Although you can skip this step if you find the cream has already the right texture for you.
For the Tart
For the Filling
For the Almond Cream
For the Tart
More vegan fruit tarts from Simple Green Recipes:
More sweet treats from favorite blogs:
Banana Caramel Cashew Vegan Bundt Cake from Pies and Tacos