Gluten Free Chocolate Tofu Tartlets with Cherry Compote | © 2013 |

You are going to love these healthy and delicious tarlets made with a gluten-free buckwheat pastry shell filled chocolate-tofu mixture instead of usual eggs and dairy, then served with a luscious cherry compote. The chocolate tofu filling can also be used for other desserts and sweet treats. It is simple to make at home, and you can add other flavours for different twists on the basic recipe.

Buckwheat CrustChocolate Tofu FillingCherry Compote
  • 200 g Buckwheat flour
  • 50 g Sunflower seeds, finely ground
  • 1 tbsp Psyllium husks
  • 1/3 tsp Sea salt
  • 110 g Cold butter, cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 tbsp Iced cold water
  • 330 g Silken tofu
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 200 g 70% Dark chocolate, cut into smaller chunks
  • 180 ml Cherry juice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 30 g Sugar
  • 250 g Pitted fresh (or frozen, thawed) cherries
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/ 400F. Have ready four 10-cm tartlet pans or a 24-cm tart pan with removable bottom.
  2. Combine the buckwheat flour, finely ground sunflower seeds, psyllium husks, and salt in a large bowl. Rub in the cold butter with your fingers. Then, add in water, still mixing with your fingers, until the mixture forms a ball.
  3. Wrap dough with the waxed paper and chill for at least one hour or until firm before rolling. Remove the dough from the fridge and cut it into 4 pieces. Press the dough evenly into the prepared pans and prick the bottoms with a fork. Line each tartlet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake the tart shells for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove the pie weights or beans and return to the oven to bake for 5 minutes more, or until the crust is golden brown. Let the shells cool completely before filling and serving.
  4. In a blender, mix the silken tofu with vanilla and honey until smooth. Place chocolate chunks in a saucepan on low heat and melt just until smooth. Pour melted chocolate into the blender and continue blending until the mixture is completely smooth. Divide the filling into the prepared tartlet shells and chill at least 2 hours until firm.
  5. Mix the cornstarch and 1 tbsp cherry juice in a small bowl, set aside. Add the rest of cherry juice, cinnamon powder, sugar and cherries in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until cherries are softened and start to release juices, about 10 minutes. Once the compote has cooked, add the cornstarch mixture a bit at a time while stirring. Let the mixture simmer for a minute. Pour into a bowl and let cool before using. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Kiran @ 10/7/13 07:34

No one can ever make tofu tarlets look so delicious like you, Angie :)

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 10/7/13 07:36

This sound wonderful Angie. I'm sold on this tartlet. Love anything with chocolate, even with tofu in it! Great post!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 10/7/13 08:23

You did this with tofu?? You are a genius lady :)

OohLookBel 10/7/13 09:33

I love how you can make use tofu for dessert - I've made chocolate tofu mousse, but having it in a tart with cherries is even better!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 10/7/13 09:39

Divine looking and sounding! A great summer treat.



noobcook 10/7/13 10:26

tofu chocolate filling! that's really special :)

Kathy 10/7/13 12:59

Angie, Your photos are just gorgeous as are these beautiful tartlets!

Belinda 10/7/13 13:25

Oh that's beautiful! Tofu can be so incredibly versatile.

Donna 10/7/13 14:57

THIS beautiful for the season AND using psyllium husks!...Question...could I use the psyllium "flakes" which are white and sold in my local "bio" épicerie here in France?...Or do I need to use the straight seed variety?...Thank you for providing a recipe with two of my favorite gluten-free ingredients...buckwheat and psyllium!....I have the tofu in the fridge and it was apparently just waiting for this generous and creative offering from you! Thank you for honoring summer in such a delicious way.

Ana Regalado 10/7/13 15:20

Gorgeous tart , Angie ! Tofu is so versatile and taste really good in both sweet and savory dishes .

Choclette 10/7/13 15:21

Ooh those tartlets look good Angie. I keep meaning to try silken tofu, but keep forgetting to buy any. The buckwheat crust sounds delicious.

Cooking Quidnunc 10/7/13 15:25

These are lovely and I like that you used tofu in a dessert recipe, amazing!

Susan 10/7/13 15:35

Oh my Angie, these look wonderful and I bet no one can guess there's Tofu in the filling. I am passing this on to my vegan daughter, who happens to love Black Forest Cake and these would definitely be loved too, XOXO

Monica 10/7/13 15:47

Amazing what you can do with tofu. I'd love to try it! It looks so decadent but it's healthy - that's a winner!

Angie's Recipes 10/7/13 16:01

Donna, I am glad that you like it. It was light and decadent...even my husband LOVED it and he didn't taste the tofu at all!
Yes, I believe that psyllium flakes or even powder would work great too. I got mine from

RavieNomNoms 10/7/13 17:03

I have cherries in my fridge right now....looks fantastic!

Tertúlia da Susy 10/7/13 17:24

Que deliciosas e lindas tarteletes estas. Adorei a apresentação e a escolha de cores.
Kiss, Susana
Nota: Ver o passatempo a decorrer no meu blog:

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 10/7/13 17:51

I can't believe these are gluten free! They're SO gorgeous, Angie.

Anonymous 10/7/13 18:01

These sound fantastic! I love cherries. I have cherry trees and have to try to beat the birds to the cherries, which should be this week. I'd love to try these tartlets :)

Erica 10/7/13 18:07

They look amazing,Angie! The cherry compote sounds sooo good! You are so creative...The pictures are beautiful!

Evelyne CulturEatz 10/7/13 18:08

Cherries are so part of my top fave fruits! And I am sold on the Chocolate Tofu Filling since I often make tofu pudding. Now I just have to try the tart part but I am sure I would love these beauties!

Pam 10/7/13 18:14

Amazing! It looks and sounds so delicious.

Mr. & Mrs. P 10/7/13 19:06

Lovely tarts.. Need to give these a try!!

Amy 10/7/13 21:34

What a gorgeous tart! The cherries are so good these day, sweet and juicy. I got a huge basket a couple days ago and they are all gone! I've gotta get more to make this compote for the tart.

Nadji 10/7/13 22:08

A bientôt

Abbe@This is How I Cook 10/7/13 22:59

It looks like you had a lot of fun photographing this. I would have a lot of fun eating it. I love cherries. And chocolate? Goes without saying.

Daniela Grimburg 11/7/13 00:45

Cherries and chocolate- you got my dream team in this recipe Angie!
Delicious and very summery.

Amanda 11/7/13 01:00

oh yum! tofu! i've made so many tarts/puddings with tofu before! some are on my blog, if you are interested :) i'm so glad you aren't one of those ewww there's tofu in there people! most of my friends are. :(

jasna varcakovic 11/7/13 02:30

I never tried tofu in a desert; here is the chance - bookmarked! Thanks Angie

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 11/7/13 03:17

Simply gorgeous, Angie! I love your cherry compote...such a lovely complement to the chocolate!

Unknown 11/7/13 04:35

That is one delicious looking Tofu tartlet, I guess it is time to try making them at home :)

Gloria Baker 11/7/13 04:56

OMY Angie!!! look amazing! I love cherries... I miss cherries ...(we are in Winter here) look amazing and delicious!!!!

Asmita 11/7/13 05:31

Lovely, you always make delicious food and desserts.

Nammi 11/7/13 05:45

Thats made of tofu?!?!? yumm, looks delicious!

Riceandcoconut 11/7/13 10:29

This is unique recipe Angie, tofu in the dessert dish, I would say the winner recipe idea :)

Esther Lau 11/7/13 10:45

Tofu chocolate??? Very special to me. Your tarts look fabulous!!! :)

Anonymous 11/7/13 11:53

This kind of heavently sweet bites gonna cost me a lot...
20 minutes on treadmill each piece...

Priya Suresh 11/7/13 12:21

Gorgeous and damn cute tartlets..

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 11/7/13 13:03

How beautiful. I would have never guessed that it was tofu.

Biren @ Roti n Rice 11/7/13 14:36

Loving all the ingredients in these luscious tartlets. I may give it a try soon.

CQUEK 11/7/13 16:11

Yes please!!! Sounds wonderful and looks so delicious!

Nava K 11/7/13 16:37

Its stunning and much loved. I am with you on any kind of desserts in the healthy category.

Stephanie @ henry happened 11/7/13 21:28

Your photos and descriptions are so good, I could eat the screen. I never thought about mixing chocolate with tofu, but I am going to try it now.

Lenia 11/7/13 23:04

They look divine!!!
Great ideas as always!

fimere 11/7/13 23:14

elles sont alléchantes bravo
bonne soirée

Rosita Vargas 11/7/13 23:19

OMG... es una delicia de tartaletas mi querida Angie adoro las cerezas,hugs.

Ann Jones 12/7/13 00:08

These look beautiful! I love that they are gluten free :)

Barbara Bakes 12/7/13 05:49

A perfect summer dessert. I can't wait for our local cherries to ripen.

This Life Of Bliss 12/7/13 06:38

Angie, this looks so good, I want to eat it! But the problem is, cherries never last in my house long enough to make compote out of them. So I can only stare at your beautiful pictures and drool. :)

Jennifer Kendall 12/7/13 06:58

oh my gosh - how amazing are these?!?! these look soooooo delicious Angie!

Nisa Homey 12/7/13 08:52

Tofu tartlets!!!! Angie...this looks heaven!!...pinning it!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 12/7/13 09:54

I've been seeing a lot of cherry recipes lately and it makes me wanna go buy a bunch! I didn't know tofu could be made dessert!

Chitz 12/7/13 12:24

Soo cute lil tartlets.. All shots are soo perfect & inviting..

Barbara 12/7/13 13:00

So many things to like about your tarts, Angie. Love the buckwheat in the crust (I use it in scones) and nothing better than chocolate and cherries together!

Kitcheninspirations 12/7/13 13:35

What a great idea for a gluten free dessert, I'm loving the idea of tofu in this recipe. Sadly my best friend is allergic to soy so even though this is GF, I will not be able to make it for her.
BTW I'm having difficulty in commenting on your blog again when I'm using my iPhone, I am unable to log into any identity and the comment is immediately lost. Is there something different on your end?

Unknown 12/7/13 13:40

What gorgeous dessert, and so much healthier than a more traditional tofu tart!

kitchen flavours 12/7/13 14:19

Wow, what a beautiful healthy delicious dessert! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!

Jean | 12/7/13 14:54

What's nice, too, about the tofu is it puts a little protein into a dessert. I don't use it nearly often enough. These little tarts are gorgeous!

Joanne 12/7/13 15:27

These tarts are beyond gorgeous!!

Delectably Green 12/7/13 15:32

These are simply stunning Angie! LOVE that you used tofu - so much healthier and they sound a delight!
mary x

Angie's Recipes 12/7/13 16:18

Eva, I didn't change anything on my blog template. I guess things happened to blogspot sometimes and hopefully it will work again.

Von 12/7/13 16:24

I quite like chocolate tofu pie fillings because it's nothing like what you'd expect! I love your pairing with the buckweat pastry shell and cherry compote- sounds delicious!

Hema 12/7/13 16:33

Looks so gorgeous, very very tempting..

Elisabeth 12/7/13 17:16

Angie, such a coincidence how your amazing cherries in the syrup are made...the only thing that is missing from your recipe, what is in the Amarena Cherries in the beautiful jar, is the Hazelnut liquor!

Love your recipe, and the silken chocolate filling, especially!

Elisabeth 12/7/13 17:21

I have just commented, and I did not see it show up; so I'm trying again! Love your amazing cherries in the luscious syrup, which is very similar as to how the Amarena cherries are prepared.Angie, the only thing that is missing is the hazelnut flavor.
These little tartlets are so inviting and super delicious. Love the silken chocolate filling!

Nina 13/7/13 00:13

How delicious ... Chocolate must highlight the sweetness of cherries!

Norma Chang 13/7/13 01:06

Like the idea of your buckwheat crust. I too love the tofu/chocolate combo.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity 13/7/13 03:06

These look amazing! I love good healthy food but you make it look like naughty food - but it's not! Amazing!!

Unknown 13/7/13 08:13

Love cherries! Beautiful tartlets- curious about the creamy tofu filling...sure does look delicious in your lovely photos ;)

easyfoodsmith 13/7/13 15:37

Love the healthy and gluten free tartlet. Tofu in dessert sounds very interesting. would love to try it once i get my hands on silken tofu. :)

Mari Nuñez 13/7/13 16:57

Angie this looks amazing! The cherry topping looks so tempting.

Lite Home Bake 14/7/13 04:12

This is such an interesting idea, something new to me. Tart looks beautiful with the cherry compote added to it :)

The Squishy Monster 14/7/13 05:23

I bet this would fool even my baby brothers, it sounds so luscious and silky..YUM! love the accent with the cherries too =)

motherrimmy 14/7/13 18:36

No eggs! Yay! I can totally indulge in this decadent dessert. I wish I'd had this recipe before I used up all those cherries we brought back from the farmers markets in Chelan. :)

Ivy 14/7/13 19:51

Wow, these tartlets are with tofu? They look amazing!

mjskit 14/7/13 19:53

I can't even begin to tell you my reaction with I saw that first picture. I knew I was looking at chocolate and cherries, my favorite sweet combo! I could eat a box of chocolate covered cherries in one sitting. :) These tartlets look absolutely heavenly!!!!

Tiffany 14/7/13 22:19

Too cute! (yet elegant!) AND because their mini, you can eat two! :D

[Reply] 15/7/13 00:52

Wow this sure looks mighty delicious :-) and gluten free is a big plus.

Tricia Buice 15/7/13 16:11

I tried to comment last week but don't think it posted :( I shall try again! These tarts are lovely and I can't believe how healthy they are! Cherry compote - yes please. Angie your photos and food styling are perfect, absolutely perfect. Yum

Blog do Chocolate 16/7/13 10:51

Hi Angie,

I found this recipe wonderful and loved the combination of chocolate and cherries !
Wonderful photos !



Alida 16/7/13 13:03

Excellent dessert!!! Looks so good that makes me want to lick the screen. We have lots of cherries now in the UK and you are tempting me now!


your blog is amazing! i knew recently and i am sure, i will back soon!! for more recipes

the best recipes ever

Reeni 17/7/13 02:42

You would never guess these were made with tofu Angie! They look totally delectable! I love cherries and chocolate together!

jehanne@thecookingdoctor 17/7/13 16:50

wow, this is genius Angie, never thought the humble tofu would produce such gorgeous tarts!

grace 18/7/13 10:37

one way to make tofu appealing to us all is to incorporate chocolate--bravo! the compote looks luscious.

Unknown 18/7/13 14:30

Now that looks heavenly!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/7/13 21:14

What a beautifully delicious tart for cherry season! I love the sound of the crust with buckwheat and seeds. Leave it to you to make dessert healthy :)

Amelia 19/7/13 17:10

Hi Angie, interesting recipe. Very delectable dessert, love the little tartlet with overflow cherries. Wish I can have 2 pieces now. :))

Amy Jo 21/7/13 02:14

Angie, These look delicious! I love the chocolate and cherry combo. Beautiful photos. So enticing.

Erin | Well Plated 21/7/13 22:23

Tofu is such a great sneaky ingredient! This filling looks like creamy chocolate heaven.

Cristina 23/7/13 19:56

Just beautiful, Angie. I need to start learning how to bake gluten-free these days as my Mom has gone gluten-free in her diet for health reasons. It's a tough change! Thanks for posting this recipe. :)

Anonymous 25/7/13 18:44

Hello Angie!

I made these beauties & they rocked! The crust was amazing & the filling wonderfully tasty & that cherry compote was an extra bonus! Your pics are truly mouthwatering too!


Rosita Vargas 29/7/13 21:15

Se ven exquisitas y legantes me encanta,saludos y abrazos.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 5/8/13 01:09

Cherries and Chocolate . . . and in a tartlet? Perfect Angie! Just absolutely perfect!


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