These Vegan Grapefruit and Coconut Pastry Tarts are made with a buttery crust and filled with coconut whipped cream and topped with grapefruit jelly. It is a delicate dessert that would leave all your family, friends and guests speechless.
I didn’t go to sleepovers or hang out with my friends often when I was growing up.
My mom was always worried that something would happen to me. I have to admit I was a little bit mad that my mom did not let me go out with my friends and cousins more often when everyone my age was doing so, but looking back now, I know she only wanted to protect me and I didn’t really mind too much staying home on weekends.
I got to spend time with her in the kitchen and I love when we would spend the morning and afternoon cooking and baking together. My siblings usually don’t wake up until late in the morning or even afternoon so it was often the two of us. The kitchen would come alive, the heat from the oven warming us, cabinet doors slamming shut, the floor beneath us creaking from age as we moved around.
Sometimes we have short conversations, mostly me asking how I should do this or that. However, oftentimes, it’s a peaceful quietness between us, the kind of silence where we acknowledge each other’s presence and don’t need to keep a conversation going to appreciate the moment, the here and now.
What about you? Do you enjoy working in silence or with noise?
If you are ready to make these Vegan Grapefruit and Coconut Pastry Tarts, let’s start baking!
Can you prepare these grapefruit and coconut tarts ahead of time?
Yes! To make it easier, you can prepare the crust the night before and place it in the fridge. The grapefruit jelly can also be done the night before. I recommend preparing the coconut whipped cream day of.
How do you make the grapefruit jelly?
You will need a mold which I purchased on Amazon. The tart ring I have is about 3 inches so I purchased a mold that is a little smaller, 2.5 inches, to account for the dough crust. A key part in making the jelly is to not let the liquid ingredients boil for too long as the texture would change, becoming thicker.