Vegan Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart (gluten-free)

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This Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart features a creamy, no-bake dark chocolate ganache-like filling and a sprinkling of zippy ginger. Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free so you can have your cake and eat it too!
Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 45 mins
5 from 2 votes

I developed this INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart for Pure Wow as part of my collaboration with them for their Chef-in-Residence program. To check out all five recipes I created for Pure Wow, check out this article!

As Pure Wow said, it has “a fudge-like consistency and irresistible combination of rich dark chocolate and zingy ginger,” making it  “a crowd-pleaser that’s fantastic for any special occasion.”

Because it’s so rich, you really just need a few bites to satisfy even the most intense chocolate cravings. Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free, so I think that qualifies it as a health food. But don’t quote me on that!

Vegan, Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart
Vegan, Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart

If you’ve never had dark chocolate and ginger together, it’s quite the exquisite combo! And I bring ginger to this tart in three different ways!

First, the crust is a gingersnap crust. Made with oats and pecans, sweetened with maple syrup and molasses, and spiced with cinnamon and of course ginger. Once the crust is baked, it get scattered with pieces of crystallized ginger. I love the unexpected sweet-tangy chewy bite it provides.

Next comes the filling, which is a creamy dark chocolate ganache-like filling mixed with homemade ginger syrup. Once you make the filling, it will be extremely difficult to not drink it by the spoon. It’s outrageously good.

Finally, the topping, which might be my favorite part. It’s a mixture of more crystallized ginger and pistachios, blitzed together in a food processor.

While there are a few steps involved to making this tart, it is (1) still relatively easy to make (only the crust gets baked), and (2) it is sooo worth the effort. It tastes like chocolate heaven but with a sophisticated, elegant spin.

If you try out the recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram and leave me a comment below!

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart (gluten-free)

5 from 2 votes
This Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart features a creamy, no-bake dark chocolate ganache-like filling and a sprinkling of zippy ginger. Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free so you can have your cake and eat it too!
Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Baking
Diet Vegan
Keyword: dark chocolate, gingerbread, gluten-free, tart
Serving size: 12

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • cups pecans
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

FILLING AND TOPPING

  • 4 tablespoons crystallized ginger, chopped and divided
  • 12 ounces dairy-free dark chocolate (65% to 75% cacao)
  • 4 tablespoons Ginger Syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped

GINGER SYRUP

  • 6 tablespoons bottled ginger juice (such as Ginger People Ginger Juice, or 2 ounces fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced (about 6 tablespoons))
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • MAKE THE GINGERSNAP CRUST: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the coconut oil, maple syrup and molasses in a bowl, preferably one with a pour spout. Place the oats, pecans, salt, cinnamon and ground ginger in the bowl of a food processor. Blitz until the oats and pecans have been pulverized. With the motor running, stream in the coconut oil mixture and run the food processor until you have a slightly sticky mixture that you can press together with your fingers.
  • Press the crust mixture into a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, using your fingers or the base of a smooth glass to evenly spread the crust across the pan and up the side. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Clean out the bowl of the food processor.
  • Once the crust has cooled, scatter 2 tablespoons of the chopped crystallized ginger over the crust.
  • MAKE THE GINGER SYRUP: In a small, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the ginger juice or sliced ginger, sugar and ½ cup water. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Gently simmer for 30 minutes or until the syrup has thickened. If using fresh ginger slices, strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve and reserve the ginger for another use, such as candied ginger. Cool to room temperature, set aside 4 tablespoons to use now and store the rest in a covered container in the fridge.
  • MAKE THE FILLING: Place the dark chocolate in a medium-size heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the Ginger Syrup and coconut milk until just simmering. Remove from the heat and pour over the dark chocolate. Wait about a minute and then whisk until the chocolate is completely melted. Add the vanilla extract, fine sea salt and cinnamon, and whisk once more. Pour the chocolate mixture into the crust.
  • MAKE THE TOPPING: :lace the remaining 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger in the bowl of the food processor. Pulse until just coarsely chopped. Add the pistachios and pulse until chopped and well combined. Sprinkle the mixture over the chocolate filling.
  • Refrigerate the tart for 6 to 8 hours. Allow it to come to room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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2 comments on Vegan Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart (gluten-free)

  1. Julie

    Its a lovely recipe, however a little difficult sometimes to convert American cups and fluid ounces to our metric system here in Europe!

    1. Nisha Vora

      Hi Julie, I’m glad you love the recipe! I have been trying to include metric measurements with my newer recipes, unfortunately haven’t been able to go back through old recipes to update them but definitely a future project for me to do!

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