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saffron yogurt cream tarts

Saffron Yogurt Cream Tarts

Much like a granola parfait in dessert form, these tarts have a cruncy oat crust with a lemon and saffron kissed Greek Yogurt pastry cream and fresh berries on top.

Course Dessert
Keyword tarts, pastry cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Servings 6 tarts
Calories 591 kcal


Saffron Yogurt Pastry Cream

  • 1 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • pinch saffron crushed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened

Cinnamon Oat Crust

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup AP Flour or wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar or jaggery
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 8 ounces fresh blueberries for topping


Yogurt Pastry Cream

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients for the pastry cream. Whisk until smooth and then turn the stovetop to medium low.

  2. Continue to whisk constantly over medium low heat for about 8 minutes, until the pastry cream thickens up. It will be slightly thicker than normal pastry cream due to the greek yogurt.

  3. Then pour the pastry cream into a heat safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing against the surface to prevent a film from forming.

  4. Chill for 1 hour.

Oat Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 6 round tart pans (4.75 inch size) onto a baking sheet.

  2. Melt butter and set aside.

  3. Use a food processor to finely grind up the oats.

  4. Then add the remaining ingredients (EXCEPT MELTED BUTTER) and grind for about 30 seconds to combine.

  5. With the processor running, drizzle in melted butter and let it combine. It will resemble crumbly wet sand.

  6. Then divide the oat crust evenly between the tart pans. Use fingers to press into bottom and up the sides.

  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned and set.

  8. Cool for at least 30 minutes.

  9. Then remove pastry cream from the fridge. Spoon pastry cream into tart shells. Decorate with fresh fruit, like blueberries. Chill until ready to eat.

Nutrition Facts
Saffron Yogurt Cream Tarts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 178mg59%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 12g24%
Calcium 149mg15%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Vitamin A 811IU16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.