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February 24, 2011

Raw Autumn Pear Tart

W brought home a bunch of pears in different varieties. Time to revisit this amazing tart.

Wrote previously...OH YUM! Autumn is here... and I was in need of a really good COMFORT dessert! W brought me a bunch of pears and I had to use them before they got too ripe. This came out extraordinary! It tastes a lot like apple pie, except, I think I may like this better. The pears were sweet, tender and juicy. I used Bartlett Pears and then added a Red Pear for a little more texture.

Raw Autumn Pear Tart

Crust Ingredients
1 cup almonds (soaked overnight)
1/3  cup shredded coconut
12-14 dates, pitted and soaked if not soft
pinch sea salt 

Filling Ingredients
1 1/2 cups apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/4  cup *Irish moss paste (optional or 2 Tbs ground chia)
2 1/2  cups pear, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2  cup ripe pear, thinly sliced (save any extra for garnish)
2  tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract (2 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla)
2  Tbsp lemon juice
dash of nutmeg, to taste
pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave, etc)
1/4  cup pecans, chopped
1/4  cup golden raisins 
1/4  cup pecan halves for garnish (set aside)

Crust Preparation
Process nuts. Add dates and salt,  and process. Add shredded coconut and process. Use spatula to scrape from sides and process until mixture starts to ball up and stick together.

Coat a 9 inch (removable bottom fluted tart pan, or pie plate with a bit of coconut oil and press crust mixture into pan and up along sides. 

Filling Preparation
In food processor,. mix apples until an applesauce consistency.

Add 1 cup of pears and pulse, leaving chunky. Add Irish moss paste or chia and mix.

Add 1 1/2 cups  of pears, and process to the consistency you prefer. It can be as chunky as you like it.

Transfer to a bowl and add remaining ingredients (except for garnish nuts), including 1 cup of thinly sliced pears and mix well. Add golden raisins and chopped pecans to this mixture.

Pour mixture into crust and refrigerate several hours to set. Top with sliced pears dipped in lemon juice, halved pecans and cinnamon.


Anonymous said...

Now that looks like a Pear Pie..... sounds delicious also...

thanks for sharing with us....xoxoxo jozzzzzzzi

Rawfully Tempting B. Kessler said...

Yay Jozzzzz! your comments worked!!!

I LOVED THIS PIE!!! I almost like it better than apple pie...seriously yummy. I tried freezing a small piece and then put it in the dehydrator to warm and it was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So freeze any that you are not using...and just warm in dehydrator and be really decadent and serve with raw ice kreme!!! OOOOOOOO!!!

Raederle said...

Very awesome recipe! It gives me a reason to get some pears! I will definitely try this.

Rawfully Tempting B. Kessler said...

Thanks PM..I Hope you enjoy the recipe. I just got some red pears and am thinking of trying this again and adding the nuts and raisins to the filling. It really was just so tasty and satisfying!

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