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Beautiful persimmon tarts on a silver tray with two sliced persimmons around them

Vegan Persimmon Tarts

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These vegan persimmon tarts are such a luxurious dessert. The coffee-infused shortbread dough and persimmon flavor go so well together!

  • Total Time: 125 minutes
  • Yield: 20 tarts 1x



3 persimmons

125g flour

75g cane sugar

75g vegan butter substitute

1 pinch salt

1 shot of espresso

1 tsp cinnamon

100ml vegan whipped cream

Optional: 20 cranberries to garnish


Allow the vegan butter substitute to warm to room temperature and brew the espresso. Combine the flour, cane sugar, espresso, and butter substitute. Work the dough with your hands until the ingredients are incorporated. Let the dough rest covered in the fridge for at least 45 minutes.

Next, you can shape the tarts. Bake the unfilled tarts for about 10 minutes (see notes) at 180° C (360F) until nicely browned. Take them out of the oven and let them cool to room temperature.

Peel and finely dice the persimmons and prepare the vegan whipped cream if you are making it freshly.

Layer a spoonful of vegan whipped cream and fill the tart with the diced persimmon. I topped each tart with a little hat of whipped cream and a dried cranberry for a beautiful color contrast.


Baking time for the shortbread dough might depend on the thickness of your tarts. I made thin forms, for which 10 minutes was enough.

You can also make this recipe using a spray whipped cream if you find a vegan option at your local grocery store.

I made quite small tarts with thin walls. If you want to make bigger tarts for 20 servings, you might need to scale up the ingredients accordingly.

  • Author: Ivo
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Rest Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: International
  • Diet: Vegan