Mini green tarts with dragonfruit balls and daisy flowers

Mini Vegan Tarts two ways: Raspberry-rose OR Mint

These mini vegan tarts are absolutely delicious: With a crisp almond base and choice of raspberry-rose or Mint flavours, these are the perfect bite-sized treat for a Vegan afternoon tea!

Who else loves all things ‘mini’?
I have a complete weakness for any baked good or sweet treat that is the perfect bite-sized portion, so alongside all my recipes for raw vegan cheesecakes and full-sized tarts, I had to share this recipe for my raspberry-rose & mint flavoured mini bite-sized vegan tarts that are perfect for a delicious vegan afternoon tea. 

If you’ve been following me on Social Media for any significant amount of time then you’ll probably know that for over the last year I’ve been collaborating closely with Royal Albert to design a special tea set. It’s been so amazing to create designs inspired by my own smoothie bowls: with pastel pink and pastel green sets decorated with blueberries, blackcurrants and daisies. Not only that but to have you, my community, helping me along the way and voting for my designs, etc. has been so amazing! So I’m taking a moment here to appreciate everything that my AlphaFoodie community does for me and how amazing you all are! Thank you!

Moving on to the recipe though! 

Using my Royal Albert tea set as inspiration, I created these bite-sized mini vegan tarts with a raspberry-rose flavour and mint flavour. 

With just a few ingredients to make a delicious almond base filled with sinful coconut cream and raspberry-rose filling or Mint filling, these mini tarts can be whipped up in around 30 minutes, not including cool-down time. 

For optimum taste and texture, I’d suggest eating these bite-sized tarts on the same day as making them, however, if you have any leftovers simply store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. 

But without further ado: here’s the recipe for your own vegan afternoon tea!

Mini Vegan Tart Recipe:

Makes: 24 mini tarts ( 12 of each flavour)

Preparing Time:  ~30 minutes (does not include cool down time).

Ingredients

Crust:
Ingredients for mini vegan tarts - crust

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 2x dates
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 0.5 tsp cardamom
  • pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut cream
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or your choice of plant-based milk)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp agar agar

For Pink Filling:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 vanilla pot
  • 1 tbsp rose water

For Green Filling:

  • 1/4 tsp  green spirulina
  • 1/4 tsp  blue spirulina
  • 1/8 tsp mint extract

Decoration (optional):

  • a handful of blueberries
  • a handful of dragon fruit balls
  • edible flowers
  • or any of your favourite fruit or toppings

Directions

  1. To begin this mini tart recipe, you start by preparing the almond base. To do this you need to blend the almonds in a food processor/blender.
    Crust preparation- almonts
    Add the rests of the crust ingredients and mix well until you obtain a uniform sticky mixture ( the dates will create the sticky-ness needed. If, for whatever reason, it isn’t quite sticky enough then add one more date).
    Crust preparation- almonts, dates, coconut oil
    Crust for mini vegan tarts
  2. Spread the almond base evenly between a 24-shell mini tart tin and smooth it. I used a shot glass to get them levelled and have a little ‘crust’. almond base for bite-sized mini vegan tarts
    This crust is important, as this is where we’ll be pouring in our raspberry-rose and mint fillings.
    Mini vegan tarts for vegan afternoon tea
    If possible, chill these in the fridge while you prepare the fillings, as this will help solidify them. 
  3. Although I made two different flavours for the tart filling, I started with the same base ingredients so the first thing I did was to separate everything in half. 

    For the green filling:

    Begin by heating up the coconut cream and milk in a small saucepan. Stir well till smooth, then add the rest of the ingredients excluding the spirulina.
    Finally, mix a little of the green and blue spirulina until you obtain a colour you like. It’s better to start with just a dash of each and then add a bit more if needed as they are highly pigmented and you also don’t want it to affect the taste at all.
    Note: To reduce lumps in the mix, dissolve the spirulina into a bit of cold water or milk before adding to the rest of the mix. 
    While stirring continuously, bring to a slow boil and cook for a few minutes until the mix thickens.
    Green filling for vegan tarts

  4. When the mixture has become thicker, remove from the heat and leave to cool down for 5-10 minutes. Then pour into 12 of the tart cases.
    Green mint flavoured mini vegan tarts for vegan afternoon teaOnce again, these can be placed in the fridge to set.

    For the pink filling:

    This can be done along-side the green filling or afterwards. Begin by mashing the raspberries and then sieve the mixture to remove the seeds. I used frozen raspberries that I let thaw out a bit, but you can also use fresh ones.
    Mashed raspberries for tart filling

  5. Heat up the coconut cream and milk in a small saucepan. Stir well till smooth, then add the raspberry purée/juice along with the rest of the ingredients including the corn starch and agar agar. Pink filling for vegan tarts
    While stirring continuously, bring to a slow boil and cook for a few minutes until the mix thickens.
    raspberry-rose Pink filling for mini vegan tarts
  6. When the mixture has become thicker, remove from the heat and leave to cool down for 5-10 minutes. Then use to fill the remaining tart cases.
    bite-sized Mini Vegan Tarts two ways: Raspberry-rose OR Mint for vegan afternoon tea
    Then place these into the fridge again till completely set.
  7.  Decorate with blueberries, dragon fruit balls and edible flowers or with your own favourite toppings and enjoy these delicious little mini vegan tarts!
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    raspberry-rose bite-sized mini vegan tarts on Alphafoodie X Royal Albert tea set for vegan afternoon tea
    mint bite-sized mini vegan tarts on alphafoodie royal albert tea set for vegan afternoon tea mint bite-sized mini vegan tarts on alphafoodie royal albert tea set for vegan afternoon tea

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Mini green tarts with dragonfruit balls and daisy flowers

Mini Vegan Tarts two ways: Raspberry-rose OR Mint


  • Author: Alpha Foodie
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 mini tarts 1x
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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 2x dates
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 0.5 tsp cardamom
  • pinch of salt

Filling:

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut cream
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or your choice of plant-based milk)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp agar agar

For Pink Filling:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 vanilla pot
  • 1 tbsp rose water

For Green Filling:

  • 1/4 tsp  green spirulina
  • 1/4 tsp  blue spirulina
  • 1/8 tsp mint extract

Decoration (optional):

  • a handful of blueberries
  • a handful of dragon fruit balls
  • edible flowers
  • or any of your favourite fruit or toppings

Instructions

  1. To begin this mini tart recipe, you start by preparing the almond base. To do this you need to blend the almonds in a food processor/blender.
  2. Add the rests of the crust ingredients and mix well until you obtain a uniform sticky mixture ( the dates will create the sticky-ness needed. If, for whatever reason, it isn’t quite sticky enough then add one more date).
  3. Spread the almond base evenly between a 24-shell mini tart tin and smooth it. I used a shot glass to get them levelled and have a little ‘crust’. 
  4. This crust is important, as this is where we’ll be pouring in our raspberry-rose and mint fillings.
  5. If possible, chill these in the fridge while you prepare the fillings, as this will help solidify them. 
  6. Although I made two different flavours for the tart filling, I started with the same base ingredients so the first thing I did was to separate everything in half. 

    For the green filling:

  7. Begin by heating up the coconut cream and milk in a small saucepan. Stir well till smooth, then add the rest of the ingredients excluding the spirulina.
  8. Finally, mix a little of the green and blue spirulina until you obtain a colour you like. It’s better to start with just a dash of each and then add a bit more if needed as they are highly pigmented and you also don’t want it to affect the taste at all.
  9. Note: To reduce lumps in the mix, dissolve the spirulina into a bit of cold water or milk before adding to the rest of the mix. 
  10. While stirring continuously, bring to a slow boil and cook for a few minutes until the mix thickens.
  11. When the mixture has become thicker, remove from the heat and leave to cool down for 5-10 minutes. Then pour into 12 of the tart cases.
  12. Once again, these can be placed in the fridge to set

    For the pink filling:

  13. This can be done along-side the green filling or afterwards. Begin by mashing the raspberries and then sieve the mixture to remove the seeds. I used frozen raspberries that I let thaw out a bit, but you can also use fresh ones.
  14. Heat up the coconut cream and milk in a small saucepan. Stir well till smooth, then add the raspberry purée/juice along with the rest of the ingredients including the corn starch and agar agar. 
  15. While stirring continuously, bring to a slow boil and cook for a few minutes until the mix thickens.
  16. When the mixture has become thicker, remove from the heat and leave to cool down for 5-10 minutes. Then use to fill the remaining tart cases.
  17. Then place these into the fridge again till completely set.
  18.  Decorate with blueberries, dragon fruit balls and edible flowers or with your own favourite toppings and enjoy these delicious little mini vegan tarts!

  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: tarts

Keywords: tarts, mini tarts, vegan,

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