Gluten-Free Strawberry Tart

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This Gluten-Free Strawberry Tart is not only gluten-free with an almond meal crust, but surprise! It’s also dairy-free with a coconut cream filling. All just as equally as good as the classic with the option to serve it people that might not be able to have gluten or dairy.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Tart

When I opened Sweet Laurel by Claire Thomas and Laurel Gallucci, I was pleasantly surprised with how easy the recipes seemed. Their book is full of grain-free desserts, all of which are made with minimal amount of ingredients. I settled on this almond crusted strawberry coconut cream tart because it was as simple as can be and your girl looooves coconut.

This tart is SO simple to throw together. The only prep is to make sure you have a can of coconut in the fridge so it’s super chilled because the filling is coconut whipped cream.

How to Make a Gluten-Free Strawberry Tart:

  1. Make the tart crust. In a food processor pulse all the almond flour crust ingredients together until the dough starts to form a ball.
  2. Bake the crust. Press the dough into a greased tart pan until it’s an even thickness and bake just until set.
  3. Make the filling. Whip together the coconut cream with maple syrup until light and fluffy.
  4. Assemble and serve! Spread the coconut cream inside the tart crust and top with sliced strawberries.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Tart

How to make Coconut Cream:

  1. Chill. At least overnight. The longer you let the coconut milk chill you’ll end up with a more firm coconut cream to whip.
  2. Scoop. Separate the cream from the coconut water in the can. Save the coconut water for your smoothies.
  3. Whip. Whip the coconut cream up with a little maple syrup using an electric mixer.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Tart

Gluten-Free Strawberry Tart Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 1 (9-inch) tart
Calories: 442kcal
This Gluten-Free Strawberry Tart is not only gluten-free with an almond meal crust, but surprise! It's also dairy-free with a coconut cream filling. All just as equally as good as the classic with the option to serve it people that might not be able to have gluten or dairy.


Gluten-Free Tart Shell

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, solid, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 large egg

Coconut Whipped Cream + Toppings:

  • 2 13.5 ounce cans of full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated for at least 6 hours
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of strawberries, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • A few chamomile flowers, as garnish, this is optional


To Make the Gluten-Free Tart Shell:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 9-inch tart pan with coconut oil.
  • In a food processor fitted with the chopping blade, pulse the flour and salt until combined. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, and egg and blend until the mixture forms a ball.
  • *If you don’t own a food processor, you can make this in a large bowl, you just have to get your hands in there to mix it thoroughly.
  • Lightly press the dough into the tart pan and make sure it goes up the sides of the tart shell is in an even as layer as possible.
  • Transfer to the oven to bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove crust from the oven and allow to cool completely.

To Make the Coconut Whipped Cream:

  • Remove the solid coconut cream that has risen to the top of the can, and spoon it into a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat ht coconut cream on high speed until it begins to thicken and peaks form. The remaining coconut water can be saved for drinking later.
  • Using a rubber spatula, slowly fold in the maple syrup and vanilla.

To Assemble;

  • Spoon the whipped cream into the center of the tart shell and spread around so it’s in an even layer. Add the sliced strawberries and raspberries and chamomile flowers, if using. This is the best the same day it is made but the crust can be made up to a week ahead of time and stored, well wrapped, in the fridge.
CuisineAmerican, English
Keywordcoconut whipped cream, gluten-free, gluten-free baking, strawberry tart
Serving: 6g | Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Reply Gina May 21, 2020 at 1:32 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. I have been looking for some fun recipes to try that my kids will love and I guess I have found one. I just hope it turns out as good as it looks. wish me luck.

  • Reply Sukari S August 25, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Looks wonderful! Is there a substitute for the coconut products? I have a loved one that isn’t fond of coconut flavor.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 25, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      i haven’t made it any other way so i’m sorry i can’t say for certain. 🙂

  • Reply Maddie August 11, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    What kind of coconut milk do you use? I always try these recipes with whipped coconut milk and I can never get mine to thicken. It just turns into a crumbly mess. I typically use Trader Joe’s full fat canned coconut milk.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 14, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      never use trader joe’s–i hear it never works. i used thai kitchen and it worked. 🙂

  • Reply Margot June 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Adrianna!

    Love this great, easy GF dessert! However, I cannot get my coconut milk to thicken! I used the chilled solids, maybe a little bit of water snuck in somehow? Did I over mix? I can’t have under beat it, spent like 15 minutes trying to get it thick with a hand-mixer. It was looking ok but as soon as I added the maple syrup and vanilla, it immediately went back to soup. Any advice? If there’s no fix, I’d recommend switching to whipping cream for this next time.

    Thanks! 😀

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 11, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      are you sure you’re using full-fat coconut. if you’re using light then the solids won’t beat into fluffiness.

  • Reply Preeti Gautam May 12, 2018 at 1:06 am

    The recipe looks damm tasty. i like the texture and colours of your recipe. Will definitely try to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Reply Poe May 11, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Lovely photographs and i love the simplicity of the tart. Do you think there is an alternative flour that might work? I find that oat flour tends to get soggy, but i don’t think regular white or whole wheat flour will end up solidifying with only 2 tablespoons for oil, so I am not entirely sure?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme May 11, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      Hmm..unfortunately these ratios are specifically for almond flour. I think if you’d like to use just a normal pie crust, then you can use this recipe:

      • Reply Poe May 12, 2018 at 7:56 am

        Thank you for the help! I would totally try out that recipe and in the meantime I will keep an eye out for almond flour. There has to be some online at the least.

        • Reply Adrianna Adarme May 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

          not sure where you live but almond flour is super readily available! it’s a little pricey but definitely available at most grocery stores.