Molly’s Coconut Tarts

Molly’s mom and sister came for a visit today and Molly made many of their favorite foods.  Molly’s sister Polly loves coconut so Molly threw together a batch of her coconut tarts.  Molly shares the recipe below.


5 cups flourCoconutTarts

1 tbsp brown sugar

pinch salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 lb vegetable shortening

1 egg

2 tbsp cider vinegar

Cold water

Mix first 5 ingredients together crumbly.

Mix egg, vinegar and enough water to make 3/4 cup liquid.  Mix into dry ingredients.  If the mixture is too dry add water a tbsp at a time until the pastry comes together.  refrigerate for an hour.

Roll out pastry thin and cut into rounds.  Place rounds in muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.   Cool thoroughly.

Coconut filling

1/4 cup cashew milk

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 can coconut milk

1/3 cup sugar

pinch salt

1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, coconut milk,  sugar and salt into a pan.  Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat.  Dissolve cornstarch in cashew milk.  Slowly incorporate mixture into pan.   Continue boiling until thick while whisking.  Add vanilla and scoop into baked pastry.

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