Gluten-Free Caramel Tarts

This is a good caramel tart recipe for celiacs or those, who like myself, are allergic to gluten. The most tedious part of this is pressing the tarts into shape. It may take you longer than 15 minutes until you get used to it. You may find you have to hit the bottom of the muffin tin with a wooden spoon to get some, or all, of the tarts to come out after baking. I use Australian metric measures.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 tarts


  • canola oil cooking spray

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • cup butter, melted

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 ¼ tablespoons golden syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Liberally grease a 12-cup nonstick muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, coconut, brown sugar, and butter in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoons of mixture to each muffin cup, pressing into the bottoms and sides of each, making sure dough is not too thick.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, leaving oven on. Gently reshape crusts by flattening the swelled dough against sides and bases of muffin cups using the handle of a wooden rolling pin. Set aside.

  4. Pour condensed milk and syrup into a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly so the mixture does not catch, until light golden and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

  5. Place a tablespoon of caramel mixture into each tart shell.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and set, about 5 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Cook's Note:

The condensed milk and syrup mixture may seem a bit lumpy, but as soon as you finish cooking it and take it off the heat, stir well and it will become smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
15g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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