vegan tarts filled with pie filling.

Swedish Tarts - Sand Bakkels

Mini tarts filled with pie filling. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Swedish, vegan
Keyword cherry tarts, Swedish tarts, vegan tarts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 96 kcal


  • 1/2 cup shortening like Crisco
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or any non-dairy margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G egg replacer plus 2 tbsp water (equivalent to 1 egg)
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (or gluten-free flour mix - you may need to add a few more tbsp of flour if using GF depending on the mix).
  • 1 cup pie filling


  1. Pre-heat your oven: Set your oven to 375° F (190° C)

  2. Cream the fats and sugar: Add the shortening, margarine, and sugar to a bowl and mix together with an electric mixer until it’s light and fluffy.

  3. Add egg replacer and extract: Stir together the egg replacer powder and water until it gets foamy. Then pour it in the butter and sugar mixture with the extract and mix those in for another minute.

  4. Add in the flour: Mix in the flour with the electric mixer about ½ cup at a time until the dough forms little chunks. (It almost looks like sand). You may need to add another tablespoon or 2 of flour to get the chunky consistency. If your dough looks like cookie dough, it doesn’t have enough flour and your tarts will not work.

  5. Fill the tartlet tins: Scoop up the sandy tart dough with the tartlet tin and then hold the tin over the bowl while you press the center down with your thumbs. Allow excess dough to fall back into the bowl and form the dough until it is evenly covering the tin about ¼ inch thick. Repeat this until all of the tins are filled.

  6. Bake the tarts: Place the filled tartlet tins on a cookie sheet with edges (so they won’t fall off) and bake them for 12-14 minutes until they are slightly golden.

  7. Take out of the tin: Allow the tarts to cool in the tins, then squeeze the edges of the tin slightly to get them to pop out. (You may need to stick a knife in along the edge to help pop them out).

  8. Fill the Tarts: You can use any pie filling that you like to fill the tarts. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Swedish Tarts - Sand Bakkels
Amount Per Serving (1 tart)
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.