Salted Cinnamon Pear Tart – Gluten-free, Vegan with Raw Options

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Salted Cinnamon Pear Tart - Gluten-free, Vegan with Raw Options 

I really have grown to love pears in the last few years.  The only pears that I remember growing up were the little square mushy pears in the cans of fruit cocktail my Mom bought from Del Monte.  We always had plenty of fruit, fresh usually, but not pears for some reason.  We’d even drive up to Pennsylvania each fall to get fresh from the tree apples or get pick your own peaches from an orchard.   We just didn’t do pears and so many things or tastes that you do or don’t grow up with become your little scope on what you like.  Well, I’ve learned to love pears.  They just take so darn long to ripen up.  These pears for my tart sat on a window sill for 10 days.  But then, suddenly, they were perfect!

No bake - Vegan - Cinnamon Pear - Gluten-free Tart from Canned-Time.com

 Perfectly colored, perfectly sweet, perfectly soft.

 No bake - Vegan - Cinnamon Pear - Gluten-free Tart from Canned-Time.com

 The only problem with that is…they don’t last when they’ve finally reached that perfect peak!  I had to use them up quick.  

So a tart.

No bake - Vegan - Cinnamon Pear - Gluten-free Tart from Canned-Time.com

 Pies, tarts, I love anything with the opposites of sweet fruit and slightly salty crust.  

Salty?  

Yes, this tart is sprinkled with a tiny dose of coarse sea salt and it really works.  

Salted Cinnamon Pear Tart - Gluten-free, Vegan with Raw Options

It works because the pears, with a little help from some cinnamon and cloves, are a great contrast.

No bake - Vegan - Cinnamon Pear - Gluten-free Tart from Canned-Time.com

Salted Cinnamon Pear Tart - Gluten-free, Vegan with Raw Options

Salted Cinnamon Pear Tart - Gluten-free, Vegan with Raw Options
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For the Crust
  1. 1 cup Gluten-Free Oats
  2. 1 cup Almond Flour or meal
  3. 1 cup Medjool Dates, Soaked and drained
  4. 1 Tbs. Cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp. Ground Ginger
  6. 1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
  7. 1 Tbs. Vanilla Extract
  8. 4 Tbs. Coconut Oil melted
For the Filling
  1. 3 large ripe Pears, ( I used Bartlet) cored and cubed
  2. 1/3 cup Organic Sugar mixed with 2 Tbs. Ground Cinnamon
  3. 2 Tbs. Almond Flour for thickening
  4. Sea Salt for topping
Instructions
  1. Blend all the crust ingredients in a food processor, pulsing until a sticky crumble is formed. If you're not using Medjool dates, you may need a little more Coconut Oil to get the 'stick' to form a good crust.
  2. Transfer your crust dough to a tart pan. I used an '8 X 12' inch to give you an idea of how much the dough amount here will cover. Using your fingers, push and flatten the dough to cover the bottom of your pan and up the sides slightly. You should be able to have a crust about 1/3 inch thick.
  3. Freeze your crust in the pan while putting together your filling.
  4. Stir together pears and the other filling ingredients gently so as not to 'mush' your pears too much. Just stir to coat. Pour your filling into your chilled crust. Spread the filling to the edges and sprinkle with about 1 Tbs. of coarse Sea Salt.
  5. Store uncovered at room temperature until serving. Or freeze. See notes below.
Notes
  1. This tart is just delicious prepared 'Raw' If you'd rather serve it the next day, or throughout the week, I'd suggest baking it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes prior to serving. The crust is designed to be as healthful as possible but does absorb much of the fruit juices after standing at room temperature for a while. Serve it raw immediately or cut into squares in the pan, cover and freeze. Then thaw out squares as needed. Or just bake your tart and store, covered on the counter.
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Salted Cinnamon Pear Tart - Gluten-free, Vegan with Raw Options

 Wishing you a peaceful week.  As peaceful as Mr. Floyde’s will be.  What a putz!!

Mr. Floyde wishing you well.

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16 thoughts on “Salted Cinnamon Pear Tart – Gluten-free, Vegan with Raw Options

  1. narf77

    The combination of sweet and juicy pear, a hint of salt, almonds and oats sounds most awesome. I could see me eating this for breakfast, let alone dessert. Mr Floyd is certainly “relaxed” there Ms Angela isn’t he? We finished building our fence yesterday and released “the hounds” into the bigger enclosure and were completely and utterly rewarded for all of our trials and tribulations with this fence over the last week and a half by the look on their faces :). The things that we do for our furry buds eh? GORGEOUS tart, excellent share and a great way to start the week 🙂

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Well, so glad that the pups are happy and I’m sure that they’ll reward you graciously 😉
      As for Mr. Floyde, he had just finished an unexplained dash through the entire house at full speed and ended up atop his carpeted ‘Cat Tree’ as we call them here. He had the strength to muster up a cry for food when I passed by and I told him that he’d have to wait. He wakes me up at 4am to be fed and then expects a day long dribble of fresh food when I’m home. Kinda like me to be honest….But I let him know that as soon as he obtains good employment, he could eat whenever he’d like! To which he sternly replied that he didn’t have thumbs and didn’t ask to live in such a strict household anyways.
      I countered by continuing on my way to fold laundry…. Glad you like the tart. Maybe you’ll have pears there in your montage of plants some day?

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Thanks so much Mandy. Pears are a pain but I guess it makes you appreciate them all the more after waiting 😉 I’m addicted to the salty sweet thing, especially with chocolate, yum! This one is subtle. The crust is so mild (and healthy) it needs a little salty kick and it plays really well with the fruit.
      Take care ♥

  2. The Vegan 8

    This looks so beautiful Angela and so simple and few ingredients! I love the overhead shot of all that warm brown juiciness, oh yummy! I bet the smells were incredible! I love that you added salt too…..two things I love….salty and sweet. 🙂

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