A healthy alternative to a childhood favorite! Gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free.
In a 3 qt sauce pan, combine frozen strawberries, maple syrup, lemon juice and vanilla extract over medium heat.
Cook for about 10 minutes using the back of a spoon/spatula to break up the strawberries into smaller chunks as they soften. Be sure to stir the mixture occasionally to prevent anything from sticking to the bottom.
Stir in arrowroot powder that you dissolved in water. Lower the heat and continue cooking for another 5-8 minutes until the mixture thickens.
Remove from heat and allow it to cool while you prep the dough.
Pre-heat oven to 350 °F
Add the almond flour, coconut sugar, arrowroot powder and salt to a food processor. Pulse a few times to make sure the mixture is combined.
Add coconut oil or ghee and pulse into a crumb like mixture is formed. Alternative you could do this by hand with a pastry cutter. Make sure the coconut oil/ghee is cold/solid otherwise the pastry won't properly form.
Add cold water 1 tbsp at a time and mix into a soft dough forms. You don't want it too sticky. If you add too much water, add some extra arrowroot powder in.
Prep a surface with arrowroot powder so you can transfer and roll out the pastry dough.
Use your hands to roll out the dough to about 1/8" thick. Then cut into sections that a 3"x5".
Transfer your pastry to a parchment lined baking sheet. Be careful with transferring the dough. It breaks easily.
Add 1 tbsp of filling to the center of the dough and then top with another piece of pastry.
Use your fingers to press together the edges.
Brush the top of the dough with almond milk to help the pastry brown.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check in around the 15 minute mark. Bake until golden.
Let the pastry cool while you make the glaze.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. If you're using cold filling, you might need to warm it up first or mix the ingredients together on the stove.
Once combined, pour over your pastry. If you're patient enough, you can wait for it to set. Or if you're me, you can pour & eat. Either way, enjoy!
*If you can't be fussed with making your own, your favorite jam/jelly would work well.
*Coconut would work as well here. You can make your own paleo powdered sugar in less than a minute. Find the
*optional. This tends to help give it that extra red coloring.