Raw Pumpkin Chai Tarts

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Pumpkin Chai Tarts! Healthy, raw, vegan and gluten-free tarts with vegan chai cream and pear.

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
Pumpkin Chai Tarts! Healthy, raw, vegan and gluten-free tarts with vegan chai cream and pear.
Recipe type: dessert, sweets,
For the Crust:
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cardamom
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • pinch salt
Chai-Pumpkin Filling:
  • ¼ cup chai tea, unsweetened
  • 1 chai tea bag, contents emptied
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup cashews, soaked for 2 hours, drained
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 ripe pears, sliced into thin ½ 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.
For the filling:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into tart pans and tap to settle.
  3. Place back in the freezer to firm up, about 30-60 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer, pop out of tart pan and top with sliced pears.


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  • http://spontaneoustomato.com Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)

    Wow, those are beautiful! I love love love the presentation. And the best part is that I’m sure they’re completely delicious even without the pears on top, but that is such a nice, fresh, autumnal touch. :)

    • DK

      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!

  • http://www.lornastearoomdelights.com Lorna

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

  • http://bunnykitchen.com/ Poppy

    The Go Forward button doesn’t work! :(

    • DK

      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!

  • http://greenandleithy.wordpress.com Rebecca Jane

    Alex these look utterly beautiful! i cannot wait to make (and eat) these xx

    • DK

      Thanks Rebecca! They are so delicious! Hope you make them.

  • http://www.anunrefinedvegan.com Annie

    I am all over these babies. Pumpkin, chai, healthy. Count me in! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  • http://moveeatbreathe.wordpress.com/ Liane

    These look great :) I have to admit I don´t really love raw sweets, but sometimes they can be nice. And this sounds good.

    • DK

      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 :)

  • http://www.veghotpot.wordpress.com Becky

    I’m really into chai at the moment! Love the idea of it mixed with pumpkin and topped with fresh pear! Perfection in a pudding :)

    • DK

      Thanks becky!

  • http://Www.cookbookaficionado.com Maggie Muggins

    Those look too pretty to eat! Such a great idea for a Christmas or thanksgiving potluck. The flavours sound fantastic!

  • http://Website Joanna

    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

      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

      • http://Website Joanna

        Great! Thanks :) Its all clear now

  • http://gigi-2boomers.blogspot.com/ gigiveganville

    I am thanking you of thinking of me, I prefer to bypass the sugar coma. Hmmm maybe bypass isn’t the best choice of words. I would prefer to eat a dessert like this any day.

    • DK

      You are welcome Gigi! :)

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  • http://spinachrevolution.com Liezl

    Wow, it looks so good. I like all the spicy flavours in the crust, definitely will try this one.
    Thank you for the recipe.

    • DK

      Thanks for stopping by Liezl!

  • http://www.thesungarden.com/chai greenswan

    love this blog, the fast food, recipes, and banter… most of all, thank you for making me LAUGH Juli! :) Even when you rant, you’re funny.

  • http://www.keepinitkind.com Kristy

    What gorgeous little tarts! Love them! :-)

  • http://www.glutenfreecat.com Heather @Gluten-Free Cat

    What gorgeous tarts! I’m new to your site and love it! Would you be interested in sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays? I’d love to have you join us!



  • http://sweetveg.org/blog-2/ Teresa

    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! :)

  • http://www.andthisisthirty.com Laura

    I’m sold on trying these! Look and sound so good!

  • http://blog.veganosaurus.com Susmitha – Veganosaurus

    Those are real beauties!!! Really looking forward to trying them out soon. :)

    • http://delishknowledge.com DK

      Thanks! I hope you do :)

  • http://herbivoretriathlete.com Anna {Herbivore Triathlete}

    These are gorgeous! I love the flavors and can’t wait to make these. Happy VVP!

  • http://www.gormandizewithus.blogspot.com Keely @ Gormandize

    This is just vegan heaven!! You’ve done a beautiful job with these, and beautiful presentation.

    • http://delishknowledge.com DK

      Thanks Keely!

  • http://www.uberdish.ca Angela

    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!

    • http://delishknowledge.com DK

      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!

  • http://www.glutenfreecat.com Heather @Gluten-Free Cat

    Thanks so much for sharing with Raw Foods Thursdays! I’m going to highlight them at this weeks event. Even though Thanksgiving is over I still can’t get enough pumpkin!


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