Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart.

Despite being the second baking project in the Tuesdays with Dorie group, this tart was a lot of firsts for me. My first time toasting coconut, making a sweet tart crust, making custard, using rum in my dessert, etc. This tart also had a lot of steps to it and could possibly be the longest post ever if I hadn’t condensed pictures.

Step One:

First you had to make the sweet tart crust. I don’t have a fancy food processor, and learned that my hands work best when making tart crust!

Step 2:

Toast the coconut. I had never done this before and actually had to google the oven temp and cook time. Guess what – I loved the toasted coconut. It was incredibly aromatic and tasted amazing. I kept stealing bites of it while it cooled. I’m already dreaming up another concoction with toasted coconut.

Step 3:

Then you had to make the toasted-coconut custard filling. This custard has a few secret ingredients: coriander and rum! I had a freak out moment in between tempering the milk and eggs and whisking.  I was so, so, so close to making scrambled eggs! I let out a yelp and whisked furiously for a few minutes until it smoothed out and I was sure the eggs weren’t cooked.

Step 4:

Whip up some real whipped cream. Yes, you only a bit of sugar and THIS!

Step 5:

Assemble all of the steps and you get the

Isn’t it pretty? Tarts are by far the most impressive dessert. Let me just say that the rum makes this tart. It gives it a richer, deeper taste. It’s winter in Vermont and I really felt like I was somewhere a little warmer when eating this dessert.

Please visit the rest of the TWD bakers to see what they have come up with! You can find the recipe for the toasted-coconut custard tart on Cinemon Girl‘s website or on page 344-345 of Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

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6 Responses to Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart.

  1. Yum, this looks fantastic! When it comes to dessert, I either love super healthy vegan treats, or full-on, cream loaded ones! Your pictures are gorgeous!

  2. Jill says:

    That tart is VERY photogenic! I want some now…hmm…

  3. Lauren says:

    Oh Wow-that looks yummy. I love your picture step by steps. I’m a very visual person so this is great!

  4. Valerina says:

    That crust looks just right, and this was your first tart crust! Great, I had to go through about 3 tough custs before achieving flaky perfection. Your coconut tart is beautiful! That beer must have helped the process along a bit. :)

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks! I think that I overbaked it a bit. It looked pretty but was pretty crisp. Maybe the beer had something to do with that:) I thought your tiny tarts were beautiful!

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