Raw Pumpkin Chai Tarts

By Alexandra Caspero on November 15, 2013

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.


If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 


Raw Pumpkin-Chai Tarts

  • Author: Alex Caspero MA, RD
  • Category: dessert, sweets,


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

  • Author: Alex Caspero MA, RD
  • Category: dessert, sweets,
  • Author: Alex Caspero MA, RD
  • Category: dessert, sweets,


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


  • 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.

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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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Allie
      August 6, 2014 AT 2:50 am

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    2. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
      December 3, 2013 AT 3:07 pm

      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!


    3. Angela
      December 2, 2013 AT 7:29 am

      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!

      1. DK
        December 2, 2013 AT 9:46 am

        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!

    4. Keely @ Gormandize
      December 1, 2013 AT 5:11 am

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

      1. DK
        December 1, 2013 AT 9:06 pm

        Thanks Keely!

    5. Anna {Herbivore Triathlete}
      November 29, 2013 AT 7:44 pm

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

    6. Susmitha – Veganosaurus
      November 28, 2013 AT 4:54 am

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

      1. DK
        December 1, 2013 AT 9:12 pm

        Thanks! I hope you do 🙂

    7. Laura
      November 24, 2013 AT 8:32 pm

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

    8. Teresa
      November 23, 2013 AT 8:31 pm

      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! 🙂

    9. Kristy
      November 21, 2013 AT 1:07 pm

      What gorgeous little tarts! Love them! 🙂