I can’t lie to you, today’s recipe for Harry Potter’s Mini Vegan Treacle Tarts really isn’t that healthy. However, if you have non-vegans over for a Halloween or Harry Potter pastry these once in a while treats will open their hearts to try other vegan goodies.
But I Want A Healthy Fall Dessert Recipe!
If you are just here looking for a healthy fall dessert, I’d recommend trying a pecan pumpkin shake. In the shake can use the sweetener of your choice and it has no added oil.
If you’re still here, I assuming that you add in a few naughty treats every once in awhile.
Why Call These Harry Potter’s Vegan Treacle Tarts?
I had a Harry Potter dinner party where these delectable little tarts were featured as dessert. You have here treacle tarts mentioned all through the Harry Potter books, and they are even better than I expected.
I made these for my Harry Potter Halloween dinner and my friend made the vegan trecale tart ice cream above to go with it!
What the Heck is Golden Syrup?
It’s a sticky sweetener made with cane sugar that’s used mostly in UK recipes. You could try using a light agave nectar, but honestly, it’s the special golden syrup that makes this dessert so wonderful. I recommend trying to find it, even if you buy it online.
What Do Treacle Tarts Taste Like?
They are very sweet, in a pecan pie sort of way, but the lemon lifts them up to a fancier and more sophisticated bite. I plan to keep making them mini-sized to help me not eat too much at one sitting.
This treacle tart recipe can be addicting!
What Is the Crust Made Out of?
The shortbread crust for the tarts are made with unbleached flour and vegan butter, though you can substitute whole wheat pastry flour and coconut oil if you’d prefer.
Can I Make Treacle Tarts Oil-Free?
You’d be hard pressed to make these oil-free, but you could make a date nut crust and then add the filling. It won’t be exactly the same, but if you are avoiding oil it may still be worth it!
More Recipes to Try
- Recipe Roundup: Vegan Thanksgiving Pies
- Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Pie in a Mashed Potato Crust
- Butternut Squash And Kale Lo Mein With Crispy Tofu
- Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream
MINI PUMPKIN VEGAN TREACLE TARTS
- 1½ cups unbleached flour ,you could sub whole wheat pastry flour
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup vegan butter or sub coconut oil
- 4 to 5 tablespoons water
- 1 cup golden syrup
- the zest of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup rolled oats pulsed until small in your food processor
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and oil mini springform pans or line mini muffin tins with baking liners.
- Add the flour, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl and mix well. Then add the vegan butter and cut in using 2 knives or a pastry cutter.
- Mix in 3 tablespoons of the water. If the dough isn't sticky enough to hold together add more water a tablespoon at a time until it is.
- Form a ball with the dough and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Once cold, cut into quarters and leave all but the one you are working with in the fridge until you are ready to work with it.
- Roll one-quarter of the dough out on a floured cutting board, and use a glass or biscuit cutter to cut even shapes that are a fit for the mini-pans you are using. Press in prepared pans. Repeat until all dough is used.
- Lightly poke holes in the bottom of each crust and bake for 10 minutes without the filling. This will set up the crust for the second baking.
- Mix all the filling ingredients together well and set aside until the crusts are ready and cool to the touch.
- Once the crusts are cool, add a heaping tablespoon (more or less depending on the size of your pans) into each crust. Bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the filling is set.