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Blackberry Jam and Coconut Custard Tart with Coconut Pâte Sucrée Crust

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Author: Traci
Sweet, summery, and SO delicious. This Blackberry Jam and Coconut Custard Tart with Coconut Pâte Sucrée Crust is easy to make and truly a crowd pleaser.


Blackberry Jam

  • 2 cups blackberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Coconut Pâte Sucrée

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3/16 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 5 Tablespoons salted butter, sliced and cold
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¾ teaspoons vanilla extract

Coconut Custard

  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 4 Tablespoons corn starch
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups coconut milk (13.5-oz can)
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract


Blackberry Jam

  • Combine blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring to break up blackberries, until sugar is melted.
  • Continue cooking and stirring until jam is thickened.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Strain through fine meshed sieve into clean bowl.

Coconut Pâte Sucrée

  • Spray 9-inch tart pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the dough blade, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and coconut.
  • Process to mix.
  • Add butter, a couple of slices at a time, pulsing after each.
  • Add egg yolks, and vanilla.
  • Pulse until dough comes together.
  • Turn out onto a piece of parchment paper.
  • Press into a circle.
  • Cover with another sheet of parchment.
  • Roll out into a circle that is ¼" thick.
  • Fit crust into tart pan, gently pressing out air bubbles.
  • Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Freeze for 15-20 minutes.
  • While crust is chilling, heat oven to 350° F.
  • Remove crust from freezer and bake until it just starts to develop a tiny bit of color, about 16 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.

Coconut Custard

  • Whisk egg and egg yolks.
  • Sift in cornstarch and sugar.
  • Whisk into eggs.
  • Heat coconut milk just until it starts to bubble around the edges.
  • Carefully pour into egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Return mixture to saucepan.
  • Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add butter and vanilla.
  • Stir until butter is melted.
  • Spoon into a clean bowl and refrigerate until cool.

Putting It Together

  • Spread jam in bottom of crust.
  • Top with coconut custard.
  • Chill to set.


  • When making the jam, remember that, as it cools, it will thicken!
  • If you would rather have smaller pieces of coconut in crust, use the metal blade to mix dry ingredients! Then, switch to dough blade.
  • Be careful to not overwork the tart dough.
  • Don’t skip greasing and flouring the tart pan!
  • Instead of rolling out the dough, you can actually press it into the pan. If you do this, use a greased metal cup measure to help level the dough and get the sides straight.
  • Do not to over bake the crust!
  • If tart crust puffs during baking, gently prick with a fork and lightly press down.
  • Try to get the layers as even as you can. An offset spatula works really well!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg