Thank you to Naturipe Farms for sponsoring this post!
No-bake Strawberry Pistachio Cardamom Tart is made with a lemon coconut crust, cardamom pastry cream, fresh strawberries and pistachios! It is gluten free and dairy free too!
Last fall I had the opportunity to visit the Naturipe Farms strawberry fields near Salinas, California. Visiting the fields was a great way to learn more about berry growers and the benefits of growing berries. For a strawberry lover, it was a dream to walk the fields, learn about the growing practices and pick fresh berries. At home, I use the berries from the farms to create recipes like this Strawberry Pistachio Cardamom Tart that I am sharing with you today.
Naturipe Farms offers both conventional and organic strawberries that are grown in California, Florida and Mexico. The berries are available year round and can be found at your local grocery store. Peak berry season in the United States starts in May so you can expect an abundance of fresh and flavorful berries available at your local grocery store. When picking the berries, look for clean dry berries that are plump, firm and fully red.
I don’t think this tart could get much better. It doesn’t need to be baked, is gluten free, dairy free and topped with two whole pounds of fresh strawberries. I’ve been working on this recipe for a while and have created a beautiful tart packed with flavor. Lemon, coconut, almond, cardamom, vanilla, strawberries and pistachios create a well-balanced flavor that everyone will love.
The crust is gluten free and made with a few simple ingredients. It is no bake and is chilled in the fridge for serveral hours. The filling is a basic pastry cream recipe mixed with vanilla and cardamom. Layers of strawberries and finely chopped pistachios top it all off.
The best thing about this tart is the strawberries! I use two pounds of fresh strawberries sliced into 1/4 inch slices. Starting from the outside of the tart crust, I layer the slices in a circle around the edge on top of the pastry cream filling. Fill in the middle with extra pieces of strawberries to create a base to stack the additional layers of strawberry slices. I use the smaller pieces or ends to fill in empty space. Continue to stack the strawberry slices on top of one another, as desired. I don’t really follow a particular pattern or shape, I just layer the strawberries on top of each other moving towards an inward pattern as I stack. The result is what you see in the pictures above.
Source: Spoonful of Flavor
This post is sponsored by Naturipe Farms. As always, all opinions are my own.