Vegan Pineapple Tart

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Easy vegan pineapple tart is flavorful with a melt in your mouth vegan and gluten-free crust, these tasty pineapple tarts are filled with a pineapple filling made from fresh pineapples, cane sugar, and spices.

Vegan Pineapple Tart

Growing up in Jamaica, somehow we referred to fruit-filled hand pies as tarts, we enjoyed pineapple tarts. plantain tarts and banana tarts. So far I have made plenty of the savory versions, Jamaican Lentil Patties, Jamaican Ackee Patties, Jamaican Callaloo Patty.

Jamaican pineapple tarts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Vegan Pineapple Tart

These pineapple tarts are great as desserts, or snacks, they are easy to prepare and are not only similar to hand pies but also like pineapple empanadas. 

I remembered stopping at Butter Flakes Shop in Montego Bay after to school to purchase pineapple tarts, the gooey sweet filling with the flakey pastry crust was such a flavorful addictive treat. 

My gluten-free vegan versions are just as delicious even though the texture of the crust is different but in a good way. 

Pineapple tart step by step

How To Make Vegan Pineapple Tart?

Prepare The Filling

  1. Place pineapple, sugar, water, lime juice, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan. 
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 40-45 minutes or until pineapple is translucent and thickened. 
  3. Remove from heat and cool completely. Set aside.

Prepare The Crust

  1. Place gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, salt in a bowl, mix until fully combined. Cut vegan butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  2. Cut in vegan butter in the flour, using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the dough looks like a coarse meal or bread crumbs.
  3. Add cold water and mix to form a dough ball, the dough will be sticky but don't worry, it will firm up once it is chilled.  Cover bowl and transfer to the refrigerator for 10 minutes
  4. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray or grease with oil. Set aside.
  5. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator, divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Using an extra sheet of parchment paper, roll out each piece of dough into a 4-inch circle, about 1/8-inch thick. Add about 1 heaping tablespoon or more of pineapple filling in the center of the dough. 
  6. Fold half the dough over the filling to make a half-moon shape, then press the edges, the edges should easily stick together. Using the tines of a fork, press the edges to seal. Repeat until all the dough balls are filled.
  7. Transfer pineapple tarts onto the prepared baking sheet, bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Other Vegan Jamaican Desserts To Try

Jamaican Vegan Pineapple Tart

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Nutrition

Energy:
373 kcal / 1559 kJ
Fat:
15 g
Protein:
3 g
Carbs:
56 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
20 min
Cooking:
1 h 5 min
Ready in:
1 h 45 min
For:
6 Servings

Ingredients

Filling

Crust

Instructions

For The Filling

  1. Place pineapple, sugar, water, lime juice, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan. 
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 40-45 minutes or until pineapple is translucent and thickened. 
  3. Remove from heat and cool completely. Set aside.

For The Crust

  1. Place gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, salt in a bowl, mix until fully combined. Cut vegan butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  2. Cut in vegan butter in the flour, using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the dough looks like a coarse meal or bread crumbs.
  3. Add cold water and mix to form a dough ball, the dough will be sticky but don't worry, it will firm up once it is chilled.  Cover bowl and transfer to the refrigerator for 20 minutes
  4. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray or grease with oil. Set aside.
  5. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator, divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Using an extra sheet of parchment paper, roll out each piece of dough into a 4-inch circle, about 1/8-inch thick. Add about 1 heaping tablespoon or more of pineapple filling in the center of the dough. 
  6. Fold half the dough over the filling to make a half-moon shape, then press the edges, the edges should easily stick together. Using the tines of a fork, press the edges to seal. Repeat until all the dough balls are filled.
  7. Transfer pineapple tarts onto the prepared baking sheet, bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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4 Comments
  1. Rachel Dudley
    September 26, 2019

    Wow thank you for sharing, brings back memories!

  2. Leslie
    August 11, 2019

    Gosh that looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!