Vegan Custard Puff Pastry Napoleon
Easy vegan custard puff pastry Napoleon made with rich coconut and cashew milk, vanilla extract and thickened up with tapioca. Dairy-free and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
Servings 8 people
- 1 cup cashew milk
- 1 cup coconut milk (full fat)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3 tsp vanilla extract (or the seeds from 1 vanilla bean)
- 4 tbsp tapioca (arrowroot or cornstarch)
- 1/8 - 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional for color)
- 1 sheet vegan puff pastry (9x9)
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar for dusting (OPTIONAL)
Defrost the puff pastry according to the instructions on the box, usually 30-40 minutes at room temperature.
Preheat your oven to 400”F.
Roll out the pastry sheet on a parchment lined cookie sheet, pierce with a fork and cut it in half lengthwise.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
Make the Custard:
In a medium sauce pan over medium flame whisk together the cashew and coconut milk, maple syrup and tapioca. Bring to a simmer and continue whisking for a good 5 to 10 minutes on medium-low flame until the custard has thickened. Whisk in the vanilla extract or seeds and allow to cool off. (If you wish to give your custard a more yellowish tone make sure to whisk in the turmeric as well. Start with 1/8 tsp and up to 1/4 tsp so you don't overdo it. It won’t affect the flavor just the color).
Assemble the Napoleons:
Carefully separate the top and bottom part of the puff pastry, it should easily come apart. Place the bottom parts in a small baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Spread the vanilla custard on top and cover with the top layer of puff pastry.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours until set. Use a serrated knife and cut into 10 rectangles or 8 squares to your liking. Dust with powder sugar and serve!
- If using turmeric make sure to start with a tiny pinch 1/8 teaspoon and work your way up to 1/4 teaspoon. The more turmeric the more golden your custard will be.
Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 126mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.8mg