Sticky toffee tarts

This twist on the classic sticky toffee pudding is ideal for a different dessert for a dinner party. Indulge in the irresistible charm of individual sticky toffee tarts that will leave your guests asking for more. The buttery shortcrust pastry perfectly envelops a sticky and decadent date filling, refined with a delicious toffee sauce. Each bite offers a heavenly combination of sweetness and richness, making for an unforgettable dessert experience. Serve these delicious tarts warm, paired with a dollop of velvety vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of creamy caramel sauce for the ultimate treat. Prepare to wow your guests with this delicious treat!


  • 200g butter, cut into cubes
  • 225g flour, plus some flour for dusting
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 200 g light muscovado sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 250g dates, roughly chopped
  • 200 ml milk
  • 50 g butter, soft
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp treacle
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving


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Shortcrust pastry dough.

Preparation steps

  1. For the filling, place chopped dates and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. To make the dough, place the butter and flour in a food processor and mix until fine crumbs. Stir in the sugar. Mix the vanilla and egg yolks with 1 tablespoon of water, then drizzle in while stirring until a dough forms. If it doesn’t come together, stir in a little more water.
  3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface so that it lines 6 individual deep tart pans with an overhang. Prick the base and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. To make the sauce, melt all the ingredients together and then let it bubble for 2-5 minutes until juicy. Cool.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C/fan 6. Line each tart pan with crumpled baking paper, add some baking beans and blind bake for 15 minutes. Remove paper and beans and bake for another 5 minutes until dough is crispy. Trim the edges of the dough.
  6. Pour 1 tablespoon of sauce into each tart pan. Mash the reserved date mixture with a potato masher, then place in a bowl with softened butter, vanilla, flour, bicarbonate of soda, almonds, eggs, sugar and treacle. Mix with an electric whisk until well combined, then divide into tart cases.
  7. Reduce oven to 160°C/140°C fan/gas 3 and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before falling out. Serve the tarts warm, garnished with scoops of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with sticky toffee sauce.

Nutritional Information

1256 72g 42g 137g 101g 4g 14g 1.3g

Equipment and tools

To make Sticky Toffee Tarts you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • mixing bowl
  • Pastry brush
  • cake tins
  • baking tray
  • rolling pin
  • Pot
  • Whisk
  • Knife

Allergen information

The Sticky Toffee Tarts recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Dairy products (butter, double cream, milk)
  • egg
  • Almonds

Storage and leftovers

After baking and serving the Sticky Toffee Tarts, any leftovers can be properly stored for later enjoyment. Follow these guidelines:

  1. Allow the tarts to cool completely.
  2. Place them in an airtight container or wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  3. Store at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  4. If desired, you can reheat the tarts in the oven or microwave before serving.

Health Benefits of Sticky Toffee Tarts

Health Benefits of Sticky Toffee Tarts

Not only are sticky toffee tarts delicious and indulgent treats, but they also offer several health benefits. Let’s take a look at the nutritional value of the ingredients used to make these delicious treats.


Butter is a source of essential fats, provides energy and supports the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. However, due to its high calorie content, it should be consumed in moderation.

Plain flour

Plain flour is a key ingredient that provides carbohydrates for energy. It also contains small amounts of protein and fiber.

Light muscovado sugar

Light muscovado sugar is a type of unrefined sugar that contains some vitamins and minerals. However, it should still be consumed in moderation as it is high in calories and can contribute to weight gain.

vanilla extract

Vanilla extract is often used as a flavor enhancer. It is low in calories and gives the tarts a wonderful aroma and aroma.

Yolks and eggs

Egg yolks and eggs are excellent sources of protein, vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in choline, which is essential for brain health.

Double cream

Double cream is high in fat and calories and should therefore be consumed in moderation. However, it can provide small amounts of essential nutrients such as calcium and vitamin A.


Dates are naturally sweet and a great alternative to refined sugar. They are also a good source of fiber, potassium and antioxidants.


Milk is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and various vitamins and minerals. It is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth.

Baking soda

Baking soda, also known as baking powder, is a leavening agent that helps the tarts rise. It is also used for its alkalizing properties and can aid digestion.

Ground almonds

Ground almonds give the tarts a nutty taste and texture. They are a good source of healthy fats, proteins and fiber.


Treacle is a dark, sweet syrup that gives the tarts a rich flavor. Although it is sweeter, it should be consumed in moderation due to its high sugar content.

Despite using some delicious ingredients, sticky toffee tarts can still be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. Remember to consume them in moderation and take into account any dietary restrictions or health concerns.

Tip: If you don’t feel confident making the cookie dough, you can opt for sweet shortcrust pastry from the store.

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