Grain Free Cashew Strawberry Tart Recipe

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This grain free cashew strawberry tart recipe is for all you moms out there. Being a mom ain’t for sissies! We deserve a day in our honor, and we even deserve some dessert.

A side view of this clean eating grain free cashew strawberry tart shows the brown, nut-based crust, the white cashew cream filling and sliced, fresh strawberries garnishing the top of the tart.

Let’s face it, we work hard. Just think of all those:

  • legos we step on in the middle of the night
  • sheets we change at 3am
  • piles of laundry we do that rival mount everest
  • cleaning we do that never gets noticed
  • lunches we pack that may or may not get eaten
  • baths we give to unwilling, wiggling little bodies
  • days we do nothing but play taxi driver, nurse and maid
  • thankless, hundreds of little tasks we accomplish every day

To say we deserve a little recognition is the understatement of the century. So this mother’s day, stop for a moment and appreciate all the things you do as a mom, or that your mom has done for you.

But also, take a moment to just be thankful. Not only for the opportunity to be a mom, but for all the thousands of little blessings that come along with the most important job in the world. Because raising the next generation is no small undertaking. And make no mistake, moms ARE super heroes.

Recipe Notes:

  1. Keep in mind that this is not a flaky crust. The nuts make it chewier, and a bit more dense. But it doesn’t sit in your tummy like a ton of bricks either.
  2. Remember that the less water you use when making your cashew cream, the thicker this will be. Thick is good because you will be adding other liquids in to flavor it.
  3. If I had had more strawberries, I would have loaded up. You really can’t put too many strawberries on this. Go wild!
  4. As for the coconut sugar, this is optional, but it gives the torte a fabulous brown sugar flavor that is tough to beat.

Trip Update

We settled into our self-catering apartment in Cobh pretty quickly. The town was nothing short of fabulous. In fact, I hardly believed my eyes when we drove up to the place. It was stunning. My Mama told me it was built by the English when they were here.

A photo of the old victorian house in Cobh, Ireland where we rented the downstairs for a week during our trip.

We stayed downstairs in what must have been either the cellar or the servants quarters many years ago.

A collage of the inside of the Cobh house's downstairs apartment where we stayed. It shows the living room and several images of the kitchen where we enjoyed many home cooked meals.

Just across the street is more of that wall that the Vikings built. The one my Mama is bound and determined to wipe out with the car. Thankfully, it’s a long wall, but I’m not holding my breath…

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Grain Free Cashew Strawberry Tart Recipe

Clean Eating Grain Free Cashew Strawberry Torte

Grain Free Cashew Strawberry Tart

A delicious, grain-free dessert using fresh strawberries for a wonderfully refreshing last course.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 homemade pie crust (see link above)
  • cashew cream with honey, lemon juice and vanilla extract to taste (see link above)
  • strawberries enough to get the job done.
  • coconut sugar to taste


  • Make your pie crust and bake it to instructions and allow to cool completely.
  • Make your cashew cream and flavor to taste.
  • Clean and slice strawberries.
  • Pour the cashew cream onto the pie crust and top with strawberries.
  • Sprinkle with a generous amount of coconut sugar.


Please note that nutrition data is not available or this recipe.

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  1. Christine says:

    That torte looks awesome! I have a bag of raw cashews in the freezer just waiting for something like this. Your trip sounds fabulous, I really anjoy the updates. Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christine – Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

  2. Great recipe ! I can’t find where the instructions are for baking the crust though, can you point me in the right direction? Thanks !

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jenn – Look higher up in the text part of my post. You will see a section called “Recipe Notes”. It’s there. 🙂

  3. Good luck in your new self-catering apartment – it looks lovely.

    I will try your torte for a special Mother’s Day desert. Thank you again for all your inspiring words of wisdom, a sneak preview into your life with photos, and your great recipes.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mother.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Phyllis – Thank you! Same to you. 🙂

  4. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry says:

    This torte looks absolutely devine! Grain free with strawberries…count me in!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Laura – I hope you enjoy it! The trick to this one is flavoring the cashew cream to your liking.

  5. Please can you tell me what Coconut Sugar is? I’m recently new to your site, from New Zealand, with Irish Ancestry. Love reading about your trip.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Andrea – It may be a bit more difficult to find in your area. But it’s sugar made from coconuts. You should be able to order it on if you can’t find it in the stores.

  6. I am leaving for Ireland on Tuesday I have lost 85 pounds since last July with clean eating. Have used many many of your recipes to help me along the way. Will give this recipe a try when I get home. Thank you for all your great recipes.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Janis – Congrats! That’s wonderful! Where in Ireland will you be visiting?

  7. Lori Hogan says:

    Made this today for my Mother’s Day with my Mom. It was enjoyed by ALL! So delicious, and great knowing that it isn’t bad for us. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lori – Fantastic! So glad you all enjoyed it. 🙂

  8. We are going to be at a B&B in the Wicklow Valley in Glendalough.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Janis – Wonderful! I hope you enjoy yourself!

  9. OK, I must be blind, but I cant find where it says how to cook the crust, and please please give me some estimates of how much honey, lemon, vanilla to use. I am a measure, and timing fanatic. Thanks much!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Karen – Recipe Notes: ….If you need to pre-bake the crust for a cold pie, bake at 350 F. for 15 minutes.

      As for flavoring amounts, I honestly don’t know. I just added until it tasted good. I would say start with 3 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Then adjust from there. You want the flavor strong enough so that you taste the flavorings, not the cashews.

  10. So I tried this recipee and by far, people were suprised of the overwhelming flavor of the cashew. Some suggestions that I thought were great to pass along was to perhaps include greek yogurt to the mix to give it a lighter consitency and to break down the overpowering flavor of the cashews a bit.

    I don’t know if greek yogurt fits under clean eating, but thought that was a good idea to make this a bit lighter.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kathryn – Thanks! I was actually going for a cashew flavor though. Yes, plain greek yogurt is clean. Are you referring to mixing this into the strawberry mixture?

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