These Vegan Winnie the Pooh Tartlets are an absolute delight to Disney fans. They are easy to make and require simple ingredients. Fruity in flavor, you would fall in love with these tarts!
Anyone else guilty of losing their library card often?
Since my dad always worked during the summer and my mom was the only one taking care of our family and was quite protective, I didn’t get to travel to many places or do as much as other kids my age. We were often home and my siblings and I would find things to preoccupy ourselves with.
If I wasn’t bothering my mom in the kitchen or garden, I would be reading the stacks of books I got from our public library. It was one of my favorite places to go when I was little and even now, always blown away by the number of books there and how creative and beautiful they are.
Early in the morning or late afternoon, my mom would bring me to the library where I would make a beeline towards the children’s books section, pulling out any book that looks interesting to me and making a pile I want to bring home with me. By the time I was done, I probably had 20+ books.
We walked in with nothing in our hands but would walk out together with a couple of packed bags with us. My mom never questioned if I would actually read them all (I did) and never really mad whenever I lose my library card and have to get a new one over and over again, just happy that out of all of her kids I enjoyed learning.
Back home, I would place the stacks of books on my desk and fill my days between the kitchen, outdoors and enjoying those peaceful moments of alone time reading. Even though those weren’t crazy summers compared to some, those little things were enough for me. As Pooh said, “sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
Who knew you can get so much away from a Disney character? I absolutely adore Winnie the Pooh and if you are too, you will love these Winnie the Pooh Fruit Tartlets. Pooh Bear is lemon-flavored while Piglet is strawberry flavored. You can switch up the flavors of the tarts if you want. Just make sure they are similar in colors to Pooh bear and piglet.
Here is an overview of these Vegan Lemon Curd Cookies.
1. Flour: I used regular all-purpose flour but you can make them gluten-free by subbing the regular flour with 1:1 gluten-free flour)
2. Sugar: To make these tarts refined sugar-free, substitute the sugar with coconut sugar for the crust.
3. Vegan Butter: I prefer to use unsalted vegan butter to be able to control the saltiness level more. However, if you only have salted butter, omit the salt from the flour
4. Lemon extract: the lemon extract gives the tarts an even bolder flavor. If you do not have lemon extract, omit it.
5. Coconut Cream: You can purchase canned coconut cream as is, but if that is not available, chill cans of full-fat coconut milk overnight or for 3-4 hours. When you are ready to use them, only scoop out the top part of the canned coconut milk.
6. Vegan Natural Food Coloring: I used a light pink and yellow liquid coloring for the tarts.
7. Agar-Agar Powder: The agar-agar allows the filling to set more easily. Make sure you use cold water to dissolve the powder. If you use hot water right away, lumps will form.
8. Vegan Whipped Cream: Set the whipped cream in your fridge rather than the freezer overnight to allow it to soften. I find it easier to use the whipped cream to decorate the faces instead of icing sugar.
Can I make these Winnie the Pooh Tartlets gluten-free?
Yes, all you have to do is substitute it with 1:1 gluten-free flour!
How do I store these tarts?
Store the tarts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Can these tarts be made ahead of time?
Yes! You can bake the crust the night before and work on the filling the next day to allow them to set quicker.
I cannot wait for you to make these Vegan Winnie the Pooh Tartlets! If you do, please tag me on Instagram @astepfullofyou or leave a comment below letting me know how you like them! Enjoy!