No-Bake Blueberry Tart With Earl Grey

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Infused with juicy blueberries and aromatic Earl Grey tea, this rich, vegan, no-bake blueberry tart is an impressive dessert that’s easy to make and requires absolutely no oven time!

A blueberry tart topped with edible flowers and dragon fruit pearls

If you’re looking for a low-effort dessert certain to impress, look no further than my Earl Grey Blueberry Tart. Made without ever having to turn on your oven, the fresh tartness of the blueberries and the citrusy tang of Earl Grey tea make for a truly unique tart made in just 25 minutes of prep time. Plus, it’s completely dairy-free but still has a rich, creamy, and fruity filling—you’d never guess it was vegan.

A part-eaten slice of blueberry tart

Watch how I make it

Ingredients

no bake blueberry tart ingredients

For The Crust:

  • Almonds: Unsalted, unroasted.
  • Shredded Coconut: You can also use any leftover coconut meal you might have.
  • Dates: Medjool dates or your favorite sort.
  • Salt
  • Coconut Oil (optional)

For The Filling:

  • Coconut Cream: You can use canned or make your own—opt for the full-fat option for the perfect creamy filling.
  • Blueberries: Both frozen and fresh work, but the color will change slightly depending on which you use.
  • Earl Grey Tea: I used a tea blend with blue Cornflower. This isn’t necessary but will affect the color. You can use your favorite Earl Grey tea.
  • Maple Syrup
  • Cornstarch
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Agar-Agar: This is a vegan-friendly alternative to gelatine.

Step by step instructions

Prepare The Crust: Add the almonds to a food processor and blitz until they form a crumb consistency. Then, add the dates, shredded coconut and salt and continue to blitz until it forms a sticky mixture. If it’s not sticky enough, add a tablespoon of coconut oil and blitz until the crumb comes together.

Pour out the mixture into an 8-inch tart pan (20cm). Using the back of a spatula or clean hands, spread out the crust evenly across the tin, pressing into the ridges until the entire surface is covered. Leave in the fridge to chill.

steps for making the crust blueberry tart

Make The Filling: Heat the coconut cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until smooth, then add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, agar-agar, cornstarch, Earl Grey tea, and blueberries. Use a spoon or fork to mash the blueberries into the coconut cream so they release their juice.

Bring the mixture to a slow boil and cook for a few minutes until the mix has thickened, stirring continuously. Then, remove from the heat and pour through a sieve to remove any lumps. Finally, pour the filling over the crust and leave to cool completely.

steps for making filling blueberry pie

Chill: Transfer the cooled tart to the fridge and leave until completely set. I recommend leaving it overnight. As the tart sets and the filling cools, the color of the no-bake tart will deepen and, when it’s ready to serve, will be a gorgeous dark purple color!

no bake blueberry pie chilled

Decorate The Tart: Once the no-bake blueberry filling has set, decorate before serving. Top with more fresh berries, dragon fruit balls, shredded coconut, and edible flowers, or experiment with your favorite toppings!

How to serve & store

For a decadent dessert, enjoy this no-bake tart on its own or alongside more fresh fruit, a scoop of vegan ice cream, or a generous serving of Coconut Whipped Cream.

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Unfortunately, this tart is not freezer-friendly because thawing will affect the texture. 

A no bake blueberry tart with a slice cut off

Recipe notes

  • Using The Right Tart Tins: Use tart tins with removable bottoms for easy extraction of the tart when you’re ready to serve.
  • To transform into mini tartlets: Follow the same method, just use smaller individual tartlet cases rather than one larger tart tin.
  • Customize The Crust: For a nut-free option, swap out the almonds for sunflower seeds or use graham crackers – use a vegan variety to keep the recipe completely vegan-friendly.
  • Extra Toppings: Make a blueberry sauce or compote to serve – simmer fresh blueberry in a little fresh lemon juice (and lemon zest, if you like) and sweetener for a few minutes until it thickens.

If you try this no-bake blueberry tart recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below. I’d appreciate a recipe card rating and would love to see your recipe recreations – tag me on Instagram @Alphafoodie!

No Bake Blueberry Tart with Earl Grey

5 from 64 votes
By: Samira
Infused with juicy blueberries and aromatic Earl Grey tea, this rich, vegan, no-bake blueberry tart is an impressive dessert that's easy to make and requires absolutely no oven time!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

  • 1 tart tin 8inch/20cm

Ingredients 
 

Crust Base

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut or in my case I used the leftover coconut meal after making coconut milk
  • 5 dates
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil only if needed when the base is not sticky

Tart Filling

  • 1.5 cups full fat coconut cream homemade or canned
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Earl Grey tea
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp agar-agar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Decoration

  • 1/3 cup blueberries or to taste
  • 1/3 cup dragon fruit balls or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp shredded coconut or to taste
  • edible flowers optional
  • or any of your favorite fruit or toppings

Instructions 

  • Blitz the almonds in a food processor until they resemble medium-sized crumbs. Add the rest of the crust ingredients and blitz until they form a sticky mixture. If the mixture looks dry, add 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
  • Pour out the crust into a tart tin and press down and into the tin until it's completely covered and the crust is tightly packed. Chill.
  • Heat the coconut cream in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until smooth. Add the remaining filling ingredients, using a fork to mash the blueberries and release their juices.
  • Cook for a few minutes until the filling has thickened. Remove from the heat and sieve to remove the fruit bits. Then, pour it onto the crust. Leave to cool.
  • Once cooled, leave the tart in the fridge overnight to set completely. Before serving, decorate with extra blueberries, dragonfruit, coconut flakes, and edible flowers – or however you like. Serve and enjoy!

Video

Notes

To store: Keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Do not freeze.
Tart tins: Use tart tins with removable bottoms for easy extraction of the tart when you’re ready to serve.
To transform into mini tartlets, follow the same method; just use smaller individual tartlet cases rather than one larger tart tin.
Check the blog post for more tips!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Freezer friendly: No
Shelf life: 5 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice, Calories: 176kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 22mg, Potassium: 153mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 7IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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76 Comments

  1. Andrew A Amerson says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! The only thing that I did different was that I cooled my filling in a separate pan then blended it before putting it in a ISI whip cream canister and charging it with Co2. The result was light and Airy filling!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you for your comment, Andrew. Your variation sounds amazing!

    2. Charlotte says:

      I am super eager to try this recipe! However I’m a bit cautious as the whether the agar agar powder will possibly have a negative effect on the texture and be more hard and set than light and creamy? I could be wrong though! Is it possible to omit the powder and just have the filling more mousse like or will that simply become a disaster? Thank you so much I will definitely give this one a go!

      1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

        Hi Charlotte,
        The main reason for agar agar is to give a jelly-like effect, but you can completely skip it. The tart will thicken because of the cornstarch and coconut. Hope this helps!

  2. Trilety says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was so good! I used another crust (almond flour, cornstarch, sugar, vegan butter) and only made two lazy changes to the filling recipe. 1) Instead of “mashing” the blueberries, I just dipped an immersion blender in and that did the trick! 2) I didn’t strain the filling cuz I’m lazy but it was delicious. The top of my filling looked “bubbly” after setting so I whipped up the Silk brand of “dairy free heavy whipping cream alternative.” The idea of blueberries and earl grey tea together was freaking genius! Thanks so much for such a stellar recipe even tho I “lazified” it a bit.

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Trilety,
      Your “lazified” version sounds delicious! Glad you tweaked the recipe!

  3. Alex says:

    Hi! I’m about to try this recipe for the first time, but I’m curious what the difference is in color for the frozen vs non-frozen blueberries? Which did you use for yours?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Alex,
      I used frozen blueberries for this recipe. Frozen blueberries seem to give a bit more blue-purple color. 🙂

  4. Ann says:

    Hi Samira! Thanks for sharing this recipe, just a few questions:

    1. Are the almonds brown or white? I have the white ones that are oval-shaped. I also have almond flour, but not sure how to incorporate it?

    2. Is the shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

    3. How do you get the beautiful white coating on the blueberries?

    4. Did you use edible flowers?

    5. Coconut cream, and not coconut milk, is that correct?

    Thanks for your time!

    1. Bee says:

      Hmmm…I tried this recipe, but it is super sweet. I should have used tinned coconut milk, instead of tins of cream of coconut you might use for Pina coladas. Will try to salvage by serving with tart fresh fruit. Ugh. Pretty expensive mistake on my part. Wish ingredient list in printed recipe was more clear and it indicated how many cans of coconut milk you needed to scrape out the “cream” to make 1.5 cups. I will have to try again some other time because the one pictured here is gorgeous.

      1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

        Thanks so much for your feedback, Bee. Much appreciated – will try to be super precise with the ingredients so they make sense to everyone. <3

  5. Fernanda says:

    Hello!!
    How much coconut milk do I need?
    Coconut milk appears in the video, but not in the recipe description…

    Thanks!!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Fernanda,
      You will need 1.5 cups of full fat coconut cream, it’s listed under the Vegan Tart Filling section in the recipe. I hope this helps.

  6. Melissa says:

    Hello,
    Do I need a 1.5 cup can of coconut milk and just use the cream on top or do I need enough cans to get 1.5 cups of cream off the top.

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Melissa,
      You can use the contents of the whole can, not just the cream on top.

  7. Ann says:

    Do you recommend serving this immediately from the fridge? I also wonder, since I’d love to share this which requires commuting, will it hold up or deconstruct after being out of the fridge a few hours? Thank you!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Ann,
      It would taste better right out of the fridge, but it should be ok out of the fridge for a few hours. If you’re worried about this, you can always put it in a cooler box with some icepacks underneath.

  8. Sasa says:

    Hi Samira, this a fabulous recipe. How long does tart can sit out of the mold in the refrigerator or outside? Also, can I bake the crust slightly for about 6 to 8 minutes, does this make any difference?
    Thanks!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Sasa,
      It should be ok out of the refrigerator for a while and yes you can bake the crust for 6-8 minutes if you like, I’m sure it will change the taste of the crust in a good way. Let me know if you tried it.

  9. Sabhya says:

    Hi! I would like to ask that I want to use gelatin instead of agar agar. What should be the substitution ratio? Also, if I decided to not use any of them would that work?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Sabhya,
      You will need 8 teaspoons of gelatin powder for 1 teaspoon of agar agar. You don’t have to use any of them, the cornstarch will still thicken up the tart filling. I hope this helps.

  10. Brenda says:

    So pretty! I want to make for a bridal shower but to get the color the same should I use fresh or frozen blueberries? What brand of tea did you use?

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Brenda,
      I recommend using frozen blueberries.
      For this recipe, I used the TWG French Earl Grey.