Caramelized Pear Tart in a tart pan with serving plates
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Caramelized Pear Tart

Caramelized Pear Tart. Sticky cinnamon caramel, covering sinfully sweet and perfectly ripe pear, over a nutty but sweet tart shell. This my friends is Heart Healthy food. Are you surprised? Well I'll let you in on some secrets: the crust is full of heart healthy Omega 3 & 6, protein, and fiber. The caramel is low in sugar, and there is a full serving of fruit from the tart.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tart
Servings: 4
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Samantha Rowland

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Add hot water to 4-5 pitted dates. Allow to soak.
  • Cook quinioa according to package directions (be sure to rinse it before cooking) You will need about 1/4 cup dry quinoa)
  • One quinoa is done cooking take it off heat and add coconut oil.
  • Add vanilla protein powder, almond meal, hemp hearts, applesauce, cinnamon and stevia. Combine well.
  • Spray a tart pan with nonstick spray. Add the quinoa mixture to the pan and flatten out with your hands. Wet hands to ensure this is an easy process.
  • Make sure all the dough is evenly distributed and there are no holes.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350.
  • While tart shell is baking, make caramel and peel and cut the pear.
  • Carefully remove the dates from the water, saving the water for cooking.
  • Place the dates on a chopping board. Make the dates a paste by chopping over them with a knife. They should be very soft at this point. Once mushy, add to a small saucepan with 1 tbs. coconut sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Add 2 tbs. of the water reserved from soaking the dates.
  • Allow this mixture to cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until a thick syrup forms.
  • Remove from heat to allow to cool slightly.
  • Peel and cut the pear. Peel the pear and cut the cheeks off the pear so that only a thin stem remains in tact. Lay the pear pieces down flat on the cutting board. Carefully cut thin layers lengthwise from the pear.
  • Take the tart out of the oven. Layer the thin pear slices on top of each other in a shingle fashion. I like to pick up 5-6 at a time. Make 4 rows of pear shingles.
  • Add the caramel sauce. It will be thick, you might have to use a spoon to help spread it over the pears.
  • Sprinkle on optional walnut pieces.
  • Bake for 7 minutes at 350 to allow everything to set.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving..

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 2.3% | Calcium: 11.4% | Iron: 15.4%