This Cranberry Coconut Tart is one of the BEST desserts I’ve ever made! Like seriously. It’s tangy, sweet, crunchy and overall fucking delicious.
Has anyone else seen Hot for Food’s “Recipe?!” by Lauren Toyota? Well if you haven’t, you should. She is basically a vegan goddess and has an amazing mind for creating recipes. This segment of her YouTube channel where she takes whatever is around her kitchen and turns it into a recipe. This Cranberry Coconut Tart totally came to me in “Recipe?!” fashion.
After the holidays, I froze a bunch of my unused, fresh cranberries and needed to use them to free up space in my freezer. I thawed them out and got to work in the kitchen to see where this adventure would take me. And it took me to an absolutely wonderful place.
Behold, the Cranberry Coconut Tart. It’s three layers of heavenly goodness. It starts with a crust of buttery graham crackers with a little extra warmth from cinnamon. In the middle, you’ve got coconut cream – aka crack in my opinion. I could eat this by the bowlful on it’s own so when it’s a part of any other recipe, it’s ah-maz-ing! To top it off, there’s a slightly tart layer or cranberry space sweetened with maple syrup.
Now I will say, this dessert is a little bit of a labor of love. It takes a minute to make and you have to be patient when you’re building the layers. With each layer, you need to let the previous layer chill completely in the freezer to keep everything from running together. So yeah, it takes time….but most things in life that are this good are definitely worth the wait.
This is honestly the best things I’ve made up in the kitchen in a long, long time. I can’t stress enough how good this is. The coconut cream balances out the tartness of the cranberries in the most perfect way and becomes the perfect bite with the crust. So freaking good!
Once you make the tart, it’s best if you store it in the freezer (you know, if you don’t eat it all in one sitting – no judgement, just jealousy if you do). When you go to eat it, simply take it out of the freezer 10-15 minutes beforehand and let it thaw slightly.
Seriously tho….go try this!
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