We are all doing our bit for the environment & cutting meat out of our diet makes a huge impact. So we bring you Meat Free Mid Week Recipes  – Christmas Vegan Chocolate Tart.

Okay so there is normally not any meat in chocolate tarts, but this vegan tart LOOKS DELICIOUS and had to be included in the Meat Free Recipe List plus it would be a lovely addition to any Christmas Table!

Vegan shortbread crust:

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 to 1 cup finely food-processed walnuts
  • ~1 to 2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream margarine and sugar in a bowl with mixer whisk attachment or hand-held beaters until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and walnuts and mix a few seconds longer. Mix in flour by hand, 1/3 cup at a time, until dough sticks together and is slightly more moist than Play-Doh. Press into a two-piece tart pan and bake until edges are just barely starting to brown, ~20 minutes. Allow to cool, fill with ganache, and chill for an hour or two

Chocolate Coffee Tart Filling:

  • 1 1/4 cups coffee
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate (65% + cacao if marked) in a semi-melted block form, (but it should really be chopped)
  • 1 tbsp egg replacer or corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Bring coffee to a boil, then pour over chopped softened/melted chocolate, stir until smooth. Mix in with rest of the ingredients.  Pour filling into cooled crust and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.


Thank you to both Craft.com and Notes on Conservation and Consumption. This is something I am going to make for my Christmas Lunch! YUM.

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