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Less Than 10 Ingredients Easy Vegan Caramel Tart

Smooth and creamy tart with a sweet caramel swirl. This easy no bake vegan tart requires less than 10 common pantry ingredients!

This tart is incredibly velvety and rich. 

vegan caramel tart

All the ingredients you’ll need for this vegan caramel tart recipe

  • Oil – Binds the crust ingredients together, can also be substituted with melted vegan butter.
  • Mixed nuts – Helps to add texture to the crust
  • Vegan butter – Adds both liquid and creaminess to the filling
  • Sweetener of choice – A great choice for the crust is to add maple syrup as its sweetener, as it will help to bind the crust ingredients, but coconut, cane or caster sugar will also work well in both the crust and filling.
  • Cashews – A much softer nut that can be easily broken down into a smooth cream when soaked overnight.
  • Lemon juice – to add flavour and cut through the sweetness and creaminess of the cashews.
  • Water – Liquid to help blend all the ingredients to a creamy filling.
As always, all the ingredient quantities for this vegan cream tart are at the bottom of this post in the grey recipe box!
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Video: How to make this vegan gluten free caramel tart

How to make no bake tart crust

To make the crust for this vegan rectangle tart recipe, blitz the oats and mixed nuts until a crumb consistency then pour in the oil and blend until it reaches a wet sand like consistency.

Transfer to a 6 inch loose bottom tin and evenly spread it across the bottom and sides of the tin.

making of the vegan caramel tart

How to make this gluten free vegan caramel tart

For this raw vegan caramel tart, begin by blending the cashews, lemon juice, water, vegan butter together in a blender until smooth.

vegan caramel tart filling

Layer on top of the cheesecake base and evenly spread it over. Set in the fridge while you make the caramel.

Vegan caramel

The sweet, smooth caramel sauce complements the creamy, nutty flavor of the tart filling. However, vegan caramel is notoriously sweet and runny. But I have developed the ultimate vegan caramel recipe that is thick, creamy and beautifully golden.

Here’s the recipe

Pour the caramel on top of the caramel cashew tart. And using the tip of the off set spatula swirl the caramel into the cream filling. Chill in the fridge overnight or freeze for 1-2hrs until set and firm.

Enjoy your vegan caramel slice!

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FAQS

Do I have to use coconut sugar?

No, if you prefer not to that’s absolutely fine, the best substitute would be caster sugar, it won’t change its consistency at all.

Can I use this recipe to make vegan caramel tartlets?

Absolutely! This recipe would be perfect, and the quantities of this recipe would be able to fill approx 12 mini tartlets.

Can I make this in another tart tin?

Yes, for this recipe I created a vegan rectangle tart using this tin(link) but if you’d prefer to use a traditional round tart tin that’s perfectly fine too. This recipe would fill in a 12inch tart tin

Make sure it’s got a loose bottom tin, otherwise your tart will be stuck and will be incredibly hard to get yourself a slice.

Can I use another nut rather than cashews?

Unfortunately for this tart, you’ll need cashews, because once soaked overnight, these nuts become extremely soft, so when blended becomes a beautiful creamy consistency. Which couldn’t be achieved with other nuts, say soaked almonds/hazelnuts as their skin would create a very bitty consistency, not smooth at all.

 If however, you removed the skin from each nut it may work. But this is not something I have tried. If you do give it a go let me know in the comments below.

Can this be made nut free?

Well, you’ve probably noticed this tart is primarily composed of nuts, from its crust to its filling. However, you could still possibly make this nut free by making a biscuit base, like the one I used in my s’mores cheesecake and doubling my cheesecake filling recipe from my raspberry cheesecake recipe as the tart filling. 

Then follow the same caramel recipe to create the swirl. I haven’t tried this out myself, but this just might work. It won’t be the same, but it’ll still be delicious!

Do you need to bake the tart crust?

No, as this is a no bake vegan caramel tart, there’s no baking needed. 

vegan caramel tart

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  • Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Tart
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Less Than 10 Ingredients Vegan Caramel Tart

Smooth and creamy tart with a sweet caramel swirl. This easy no bake vegan tart requires less than 10 common pantry ingredients!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • 6" tin

Ingredients

Tart base

  • 100 g Oats
  • 100 g Mixed nuts
  • 2 tbsp Sweetener of choice (Refer to notes)
  • 4 tbsp Oil or melted dairy free butter

Cream Filling

  • 425 g Cashews (That have been soaked over night and drained
  • 180 ml Water
  • 180 g Sweetner of choice (Refer to notes)
  • 100 ml Vegan butter (Melted butter)
  • 60 ml Lemon juice

Caramel

  • Vegan Caramel Refer to notes

Instructions

Base

  • Blend all dry base ingredients until a crumb consistency then pour in the oil and and blend until it reaches a wet sand like consistency.
    100 g Oats, 100 g Mixed nuts, 2 tbsp Sweetener of choice, 4 tbsp Oil
  • Transfer to a loose bottom tart tin and evenly spread accross the bottom and sides of the tin.

Cream Filling

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
    425 g Cashews, 180 ml Water, 100 ml Vegan butter, 60 ml Lemon juice, 180 g Sweetner of choice
  • Layer onto of cheesecake base and evenly spread over tin. Place in the fridge while you make the caramel.

Caramel

  • Recipe in notes
    Vegan Caramel
  • Spread cooled caramel over the tart filling, then using the tip of the spatula/butter knife swirl the caramel into the filling.
  • Set in the freezer for 1-2hrs, slice and enjoy!

Notes

Vegan caramel recipe
Sweetener of choice:
A great choice for the crust is to add maple syrup as its sweetener, as it will help to bind the crust ingredients, but coconut, cane or caster sugar will also work well in both the crust and filling.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this vegan cashew tart.

vegan caramel tart

Let me know what other no-bake vegan desserts you’d like to see, in the comments below.

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  1. I am vegetarian and my children are allergic to so much. I am constantly looking for vegan recipes without cashews. Thankfully they’re are not allergic to coconut and almond, so that might be a good substitute…

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