Berry Tart w/Coconut Oil Crust!
Yowza! I made this because my momma is coming to stay with me for (supposedly) two weeks, but I’m sure we’ll drive each other crazy before then. Studio apartment + summer heat + two fiesty ladies = trouble.
I haven’t tasted it yet, but I tried the filling & the raw crust separately, and they were excellent! The coconut oil is from my sis for my birthday, so I hope she’s coming over tomorrow to try it out. The recipe was just sort of a mixture of internet ones I found, and contains strawberries (from my garden), as well as frozen cherries, blueberries, blackberries, & raspberries. Yum! Berries & coconut go super well together.
About the crust–I attempted a lattice, but could only pull off a “faux lattice” because the coconut oil crust was really tender & fragile. When I chilled it, it was too hard; at room temp, it was squishy. I still like the look of it though, especially since my dear sister was the one who was born with the gift of piecraft, not moi.
Close-up of sugar crystals & berry ooze:
ETA: I sort of wrote up a “recipe” in the comments, at Ricki’s request, for those interested…