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Cherry Peach Tart With Coconut Cointreau Whipped Cream (Vegan)

Julia Child would have turned 100 today. She’s an inspiration, not just for those of us who cook, but for anyone who is sitting in an unfulfilling life wondering how then ended up where they did. Anyone who thinks they are “too old” to start a new path.

Julia didn’t start cooking until she was 32 and she didn’t enter culinary school until she was 37. And just look at how that turned out for her, I’d say pretty well. What if she had felt “too old” to start learning how to cook? Would we still be putting canned pineapple slices on ham and eating Sarah Lee on special occasions?

Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t start writing until she was in her 40’s and her Little House books weren’t written untill she was in her 60’s.

Martha Stewart was a stock broker until she started working on renovating a farm house at the age of 32.

Andrea Bocelli didn’t start singing opera until he was 34.

Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until she was 70.

Makes me feel like I have an early start on this career change I want to make. Instead of thinking “Who am I to do that?” Start thinking, “Why not me?” If they can do it, why not you?

 

Reminder: If you are in San Diego and want tickets to the Foster Farms Cook Off on September 7th, check this out.

Cherry Peach Tart With Coconut Cointreau Whipped Cream (Vegan)

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup of vegetable shortening (can sub butter for non vegan)
  • 2 to 4 tbs ice cold water
  • For the filling:
  • 3 cups cherries, halved and pitted
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 2 yellow peaches, sliced
  • For the whipped cream:
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk, chilled in the fridge overnight (important) (can sub 1 cup whipping cream for non vegan)
  • Chilled bowl (like the bowl of a stand mixer, just place it in the fridge for a few hours)
  • 3 tbs powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs Cointreau

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine 1 1/3 cup flour, salt, sugar and shortening, process until well combined. Add the remaining flour and process again until combined. Transfer to a bowl and add the water with a wooden spoon (don’t add the water while the dough is in the food processor or your dough will be brittle and cracker-like). If the dough isn’t moist enough, you can add more water, a tsp at a time until the consistency is right. Dump the dough into the bottom of a 9 inch tart pan with 1 1/2 inch high sides, sprayed with cooking spray. Starting with the sides first then the bottom, form the crust into the pan. Chill the crust for 2 hours in the fridge. (If you haven't yet, put a bowl in the fridge to chill to make the whipped cream)
  2. (*Note: if you have a smaller tart pan, mine seems to be quite large, you will need less tart dough, pull out any excess and make a mini tart in a muffin tin. You can also double the recipe, form the excess into a disk, cover with plastic wrap, place in a Ziplock freezer bag and freeze. should keep up to two months)
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. Add the cherries, sugar, and flour to a bowl and toss to coat. Add the cherries to the tart crust. Top with sliced peaches. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until tart crust is a light golden brown. Allow to cool before removing from tart pan.
  5. Make the whipped cream.
  6. Open the can without shaking. Scrap only the fat layer at the top and into the chilled bowl, do not include any of the water in the bottom of the can, just the fat layer. Using a hand mixer, on high, whip until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and whip until combined. While the mixer is running, slowly add the Cointreau until combined.
  7. Serve the tart topped with whipped cream.
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* Here is an article about white sugar that is known to be vegan, for those who have concerns about the final processing of white table sugars. I like the whole foods brand!

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