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Round tart from above with vibrant yellow filling and pomegranate seeds in a spiral pattern and small whipped cream puffs around and in between. The tart is placed on a white plate and festive decoration is around it.
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Vegan Custard Tart

This is a simple, 5-ingredient vegan custard recipe. It is the perfect filling for a light and creamy dairy-free and egg-free fruit and custard tart.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, International, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword vanilla custard pie, vegan custard, vegan custard tart
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 56.6kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First, take a small bowl and mix corn starch and ¼ cup of milk. Stir until combined. (I do this to make sure there are no lumps and the corn starch is properly dissolved.)
  • Take a saucepan. Add the remaining milk, the maple syrup, the dissolved corn starch and cook on medium heat until it starts to thicken.
  • When it is thick enough, add vanilla extract.
  • Finally, add the turmeric (optional) to get the yellowish color you would get if you add eggs. I would add first ¼ tsp and see if you need the other ¼ tsp.
  • Take a pre-baked tart or pie crust.
  • Pour the vegan custard in the tart crust, while the custard is still hot. As the vegan custard is already ready, you don't need to bake it after filling. Just chill it in the fridge until it is set. You can serve and slice it only after that. 

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Notes

  • Higher fat content makes luscious custard - If you use almond or oat milk, your vegan custard will be similar to a light pudding. If you use a shaken full-fat canned coconut milk, then your vegan custard will be very rich and creamy.
  • Stir while cooling - The custard may form a skin on the top. Make sure you stir a couple of times while cooling if you want to use it later. When it is cooled, you can cover it with a cling foil so that it touches the custard. 
  • Cut when chilled - If you try to cut the vegan custard tart while it is still warm, you may not be able to make nice and clean slices as the custard has not been set. 
  • Add toppings when served - If you add whipped cream or fruits or caramel sauce or any other topping too long in advance, they may lose their shape and texture. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice without topping | Calories: 56.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 34.2mg | Potassium: 40.7mg | Sugar: 9.6g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 0.1mg