Strawberries & Cream Tart (Gluten & Dairy Free, Autoimmune Paleo)

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{Today I would like to give a warm welcome Tyler, author of The Primitive Homemaker. She creates some delicious autoimmune friendly recipes on her site and today, she shares her recipe for a Strawberries & Cream Tart. As a fellow AIP’er, I know exactly what it’s like to feel so restricted that you can’t eat anything. I can’t wait to try this delicious tart! ~Jessica}


I’d like to thank Jessica for giving me the opportunity to share one of my recipes with you all. For those of us following a restricted diet, it is so nice to have a community of people to share our journey with. This community is what inspires us to keep going. I hope that this can connect me with more people who are using diet to heal their bodies and help spread the word of how diet can truly help those suffering from autoimmune diseases.

I have been following the Autoimmune Paleo protocol for about 2 months and it has taken more will power than I ever knew I had. If you’re following the AIP, can you relate? I mean, I feel like a warrior when I turn down almond butter sometimes. I just want to hop around and congratulate myself for being so mentally strong! :)

If you’re following the AIP, then you know that sugar and sweets should be kept to a minimum. You also know that the links of what you can eat is much shorter than what you can’t.

While there are so many delicious foods that I can eat, but sometimes I just want something sweet and comforting. Before starting the AIP protocol, there were tons of Paleo treats out there that I could indulge in from time to time. And no, I’m not an advocate for sweet baked goods on a daily basis, but let’s be honest, a treat every now and then can give our will power a super boost and make the journey so much less difficult.

Last week, when I was experiencing a serious snack craving, I decided to experiment with the tart crust I used for this lemon tart recipe. My husband and I had just gotten an awesome deal on fresh organic strawberries the week before and I had ten pounds in the freezer that needed to get used for something.

After a bit of brainstorming, this is what I came up with. An Autoimmune Paleo-friendly strawberries and cream tart. It’s super easy to make, requires a very minimal amount of ingredients, and is just sweet enough to soothe that craving without totally derailing your healing protocol!

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Strawberries & Cream Tart (Gluten and Dairy Free, Autoimmune Paleo)
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Recipe type: Autoimmune Paleo Dessert
  1. Preheat over to 325.
  2. Before you start, your dates need to be completely softened. You can do this either by soaking them overnight, or steaming them over boiling water for about 7 minutes.
  3. For the crust:
    In a high-speed blender or food processor, cream your shredded coconut. To do this, process the coconut until it has formed a thick, oily paste.
  4. Once your coconut is creamed, add 1 cup of softened dates. Process until you had a dark, thick, dough. It will appear oily, and slightly crumbly. Your crust mixture will become more cohesive once you begin pressing the mixture into your pan.
  5. Press your mixture down evenly into an 8" spring-form pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn brown. Once your crust is done, set it aside and allow it to cool while you prepare the filling.
  6. For the cream filling:
    Blend coconut milk (you can make your own), dates, gelatin, arrowroot flour, and coconut oil. Blend until well combined. Pour this mixture into your spring form pan, on top of your crust.
  7. For strawberry swirl:
    Blend strawberries (you may use either fresh, or frozen strawberries that have been steamed and completely thawed), coconut oil, gelatin, and coconut milk. Blend completely.
  8. Allow 5-7 minutes before pouring into cream mixture. This allows the cream to "set" so that you get the swirly design on top.
  9. Slowly pour the strawberry mixture into the cream. I poured mine in a sporadic design, and used a butter knife to create a design.
  10. Refrigerate, and allow to set for at least 2 hours before cutting.

About Tyler

Meet Tyler - Contributor for Delicious Obsessions //deliciousobsessions.comTyler is a 22 year homemaker who is obsessed with all things nutrition and wellness. She is a mom to an amazingly beautiful little girl, and wife to a crazy supportive husband. She spends her time in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, playing with her toddler, hiking around the Ozark Mountains with her husband, reading about nutrition, and going to school.

You can connect with Tyler on her blog, The Primitive Homemaker, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

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  1. Do you know a substitute for the dates, my daughter can’t have figs or dates. Looks delicious!


    Posted 03/12/14

    • Hi Deb – There really isn’t a good substitute for the dates, though you could try using another type of dried fruit. You need something that will be sweet and sticky, as the dates help hold things together. I’m thinking dried cherries or cranberries maybe? I saw on a site that prunes or apricots would be a good sub as well, but they would definitely change the flavor. Hope that helps!


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 03/13/14

      • I bet soaked raisins would work! Cherries or cranberries too tart and would compete with strawberry


        Posted 03/13/14

  2. This looks divine! Thank you for the recipe. Could I use same amount of creamed coconut from a block instead of creaming the shredded coconut?


    Posted 03/13/14

    • Hi Minna – I am not familiar with creamed coconut in block form, but I am guessing it would work. What is the product you use and I can give you a better answer.


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 03/13/14

  3. Is there anything I can substitute arrowroot flour with? We are on gaps and can’t use arrowroot. Look amazing.xx


    Posted 03/20/14

    • Hi Harriet – Can you do tapioca on GAPS? I’m thinking no, since it’s also a starch. I think you could try using a tablespoon or so of coconut flour. That might work nicely. It will change the flavor slightly, but it should taste great. You won’t need much since coconut flour is pure fiber and really soaks up the liquid. Hope that helps! :)


      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 03/20/14

  4. Wow! This is ah-MAH-zing! We are AIP so little treats are hard to come by. My boys requested this as their birthday cake bc it was such a hit the first time I made it. Thx for the post!


    Posted 05/07/14

  5. I am excited for the day when I an make this for my husband. for the moment, it will have to wait as all dried fruits are off limits.


    Posted 07/26/14

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