Vegan Fruit Tart

A vegan fruit tart made with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust, filled with sweet cream cheese, and topped with glazed berries for the perfect springtime treat. Bring this refreshing dessert to your next garden party or wedding shower. 

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Chilling Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
5 from 10 votes
Mini Vegan Fruit Tarts
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French, American
Keyword: Vegan Fruit Tart
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 247 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Shortbread Crust
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
Cream Cheese Filling
Fruit Topping
  • 2 cups mixed berries
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a mini tart pan with oil and set aside. You can also use (4) 4" tart shells.

  2. To make the crust, beat the vegan butter with a hand mixer or in a stand-up mixer until light and fluffy (3-5 minutes), scraping the sides as needed. Add powdered sugar and beat again for another 2-3 minutes until well blended. Scrap down the sides and add flour and lemon zest. Mix on low until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix.

  3. Place about 2 tablespoons of dough in each tart mold. Press down evenly on the sides and bottom so that dough is between 1/8-14" thick. If you are using 4" tart shells, roll the dough out on a floured surface to the same thickness. Cut circles slightly larger than molds and place inside greased tart pans, pressing lightly all around to snugly fill mold.

  4. Poke holes in the bottom of the dough and chill dough in the freezer for at least 15 minutes while making the filling. 

  5. To make the filling, scoop out the solids from the coconut milk (top 1/2 of the can) into a medium-sized bowl. Add vegan cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla and blend with a hand mixer until completely smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.  

  6. Remove dough from freezer and bake for 15-20 minutes until dough starts to become golden around the edges. Remove from oven. Let tart shells cool in the pan for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely

  7. Scoop or pipe cream cheese filling into tart shells, about 2/3 full, and spread evenly. 

  8. Top with fresh berries and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. These are best made the same day. 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Fruit Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.