Raw Pumpkin-Chai Tarts


Hello virtual vegan potluck friends! Welcome to the dessert table. I hope you have a big mug of hot tea with you as you visually enjoy all of the chocolate, tarts & no-cream ice cream to come.

I brought Raw Pumpkin Chai Tarts

Creamy pumpkin filling, nutty crust, sweet pear layered on top.
100% raw, 100% vegan.
Take that overly sweet, highly processed, chemical packed desserts that are everywhere this time of year.

Not that I won’t chow down on a vegan cookie or two before Christmas, but I feel so much better when I am enjoying a cleaner, lightly sweetened dessert such as these tarts.

Which is why I am sharing them with you! My gift to my friends, a sweet treat that won’t induce a sugar coma later. You’re welcome ;)

So, pin these tarts to make for later. (Trust me, you will want to make these). Then click through and enjoy the hundred’s of other vegan recipes. I know I’ve got my pen and pepper ready to jot down menu ideas for thanksgiving, christmas, and other holiday parties.


Raw Pumpkin-Chai Tarts

Raw Pumpkin-Chai Tarts


    For the Crust:
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • pinch salt
  • Chai-Pumpkin Filling:
  • 1/4 cup chai tea, unsweetened
  • 1 chai tea bag, contents emptied
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup cashews, soaked for 2 hours, drained
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Topping:
  • 2 ripe pears, sliced into thin 1/2 moons


    For the crust:
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse to combine
  3. Press into tart pan or mini tart pans
  4. Place in freezer to harden, about 1 hour.
  5. For the filling:
  6. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
  7. Pour into tart pans and tap to settle.
  8. Place back in the freezer to firm up, about 30-60 minutes.
  9. Remove from freezer, pop out of tart pan and top with sliced pears.
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    • DK says

      Thanks Allison! You can make them with or without the pear on top but I think they give it a nice touch. I made a few to eat fresh and froze the rest! I didn’t freeze with the pear and they were still delicious!

  1. says

    These look indescribably good! I love the way you’ve decorated them with sliced pear on top and the filling sounds delicious. Altogether gorgeous!

    • DK says

      Thanks Poppy! I have fixed it now- so sorry about the inconvenience. I couldn’t fix the images from my cell so I have replaced them with hyperlinks and have added a start from the beginning link!

    • DK says

      Hi Liane,

      I agree- I don’t always love raw desserts but this raw tart totally changed my mind. Hope you try them! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. says

    Hi Alex sorry but Im not sure what you mean by 1/4 cup chai tea, unsweetened
    1 chai tea bag, contents emptied Shall I blend the content of chai tea bag (with tea leaves??) and 1/4 cup of brewed chai tea together with the pumpkin puree ???

    • DK says

      Hi Joanna, great question! I will edit that now so it’s more clear.
      1/4 cup brewed chai tea (I make a cup of chai tea, reserve 1/4 cup and drink the rest while I am making these!)
      1 chai tea bag- yes, cut the top off and empty the contents out into the mix. It’s crazy but it works! :) Plus, I wanted to make a cheaper option if you are already buying chai tea bags then buying lots of various spices.
      Thanks! Alex

  3. says

    These look so fun and sweet. In all of the good ways. I am not eating cane sugar right now, so thank you for bringing a dessert to the potluck that I can eat! :)

  4. says

    Oh my – I love these tarts!! I just wrote mini tart pans on my Christmas wish list. I’m a big fan of raw foods and anything chai! Great dessert and so beautifully presented!

    • says

      Thanks Angela! Hope you get the mini tart pans- I recently gifted them to myself and love them! They are so fun and perfect for entertaining!

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