Gluten-Free Pear Tart

I decided to defy sensibility by delaying my no-bake series for another week, because this past weekend was the hottest of the summer. Yes, instead, I cranked up the oven and started baking with fall in mind as evident by the pear tart you see in the picture.

Gluten-Free Pear Tart via Bakers Royale

See what I mean about defying sensibility? To take it step further, I decided to go gluten free with this one. Which of course really had Matt questioning, “What’s going on here?”

Gluten-Free Pear Tart from Bakers Royale

Nothing other than just, you know, the regular switch up when I start to feel things getting stagnant around here. So don’t worry, I’m not going gluten-free, I just happen to really love this recipe I developed for a girlfriend of mine who is gluten free.

And as for the two differently styled pictures—well, I was struggling, but that quickly ended when I dropped the tart. Nothing like a forced finish.

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Gluten-Free Pear Tart

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 3 pears halved and cored

 

Directions:

Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly cover 4x14 tart pan with bake spray.
  1. Sift almond meal, coconut flour and baking powder; set aside.
  2. Place oil, egg and 1/3 cup of sugar in a food processor and pulse until mixture is emulsified. Add greek yogurt and orange zest until well combined. With the food processor still running add in the almond meal mixture and pulse until combined. Pour and press mixture into a 4x14 tart pan. Toss pears in remaining sugar and press them into tart mixture.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until cake tester inserted into tart mixture comes out clean. Cool completely in tin. Serve with some drizzled honey.

A few notes:

  • For the Greek yogurt I used Chobani, the coconut flour is Bob's Red Mill and the almond flour is from Trader Joe's.
  • If you don't have a food processor use a stand mixer, if you do not have a stand mixer, use a large whisk and make sure to emulsify the oil, eggs  sugar for best results.

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40 Responses to “Gluten-Free Pear Tart”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 25, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

    Love that you used pears! Such an under-appreciated fruit I find. And yes, super hot in San Diego this weekend too! And I baked as well :)

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — August 26, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    Pretty hot in the UK as well but nothing can keep me from baking! Lovely pears and an even lovelier tart! :)

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    Tahnycooks — August 26, 2013 @ 3:38 am

    I did the same thing here in this post Lemon Pound Cake.
    http://tahnycooks.com/?p=845 I dropped it. Grrrr, it happens! And it’s a bummer!

    This tart looks fabulous! My good friend is also gluten free, I can’t wait to show her this delicious recipe! Thanks!

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    DessertForTwo — August 26, 2013 @ 4:26 am

    So simple and so delicious! I bake GF a lot for a sweet friend. This is going on the list :)

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    Jenny Flake — August 26, 2013 @ 5:36 am

    So elegant! Lovely Naomi!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 26, 2013 @ 5:37 am

    this is so elegant, Naomi!! I love it!

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    Monique — August 26, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    Love how the stems are thinking oustide the pan..

    I wonder..my 38 yr old food processor is on it’s last leg..I did buy a KA last Christmas and it was terrible.. purees leaked out..

    Do you love the one you use and which on is it?
    I am torn..:)

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    • Naomi Robinson replied: — August 29th, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

      Hi Monique- I have 13-year-old Kitchen Aid. That’s when Kitchen Aid outfitted their food processors with a Robot Coupe motor. The newer ones, I have tried and like you, wasn’t totally pleased with it.

      The one I will mostly likely purchase when the old KA dies is a MagiMix. It’s outfitted with a Robot Coupe motor.

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — August 26, 2013 @ 6:47 am

    Very lovely tart! I’m just beginning to venture into gluten-free baking because of a dear friend as well.

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — August 26, 2013 @ 6:47 am

    I think this is so great that it is gluten free! Looks wonderful!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 26, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Lovely tart! And the dropped corner and pieces only add to the beauty and authenticity of the photos! :)

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — August 26, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    That looks good! I am looking forward to the pears!

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    Ashlyn (Pedantic Foodie) — August 26, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    This is so gorgeous! I have several friends who have recently gone gluten-free, may have to make this for them!

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    Gaby — August 26, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    this is seriously stunning!!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — August 26, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    Such an elegant dessert. I can’t wait for some sweet pears to come out.

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    Catherine — August 26, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    These look so good!

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    jamie @lifelovelemons — August 26, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    Gorgeous. Love how the drizzled honey settles in the middle of the pears!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 26, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    This is so pretty! Lovely tart!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — August 26, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I’m not sure what I love more… the crust or the filling. It’s all just amazing.

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    Maria — August 26, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    Gorgeous and I love that it is gluten-free!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 26, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    I love pear desserts and this one’s a beauty!

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    Aimee Wimbush-Bourque — August 26, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    Elegant and super seasonal. Gorgeous, Naomi! I was just thinking today about a pear pie…they should be arriving at the markets any day now.

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — August 26, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    So elegant, dropped or otherwise! Pinned :)

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — August 26, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! And love that it’s GF!!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 27, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    Beautiful tart, Naomi! The pears photo is stunning!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — August 27, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    I am always on the look out for gluten free treats.. thanks for sharing, this looks incredible

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    marla — August 27, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Gorgeous GF tart!!

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    Phi — August 27, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    I always has that one friend that was gluten-free that I secretly wished would stop. I’m a (terrible) selfish baker.

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    Jami — August 27, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    This looks amazing! I don’t need it to be gluten free, but we are nut-free here. How would I convert it to using regular flour? I’m neutral on the coconut flour if I can find it, which would surprise me where I live.

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    Ann — August 27, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Ohhhh wow!! Looks so good! I don’t need it to be gluten free. Would you have the regular recipe. I would love to make this.

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    • Stephane Aarseth replied: — August 27th, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

      Since Naomi loves it so much she continues to make it (even though it’s gluten-free and she’s *not* gluten intolerant) maybe you’ll love it too–as developed. You ought to give it a try! :)

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — August 28, 2013 @ 12:21 am

    I could smell the fall a few weeks ago and with all the rain we had the last couple of days I’m so ready for this season. Pear desserts are a favorite of mine, more than apple and your tart looks fantastic (even after dropping it!)

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    Sandy Coughlin — August 28, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    This is almost too beautiful to eat! Love having a gluten-free option for gluten-free guests that come over. I’ll try this one at my next dinner party!

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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — August 28, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    Your husband is funny. Mine sees anything I bake and says ” Have you take pics yet? Because I am eating it if so.” I hit the food bloggers husband jackpot – he eats it ALL no questions asked. I LOVE the Turquoise background in the first pic – I know you use it a lot, what material is it?

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — August 28, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    This is right up my alley, I love that you’re using coconut flour!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — August 29, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    Always love pears in baked goods rather than eating fresh pear as it is. Beautiful photography, Naomi!

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    Laura Dembowski — September 1, 2013 @ 4:28 am

    This looks awesome! I can’t believe it’s gluten free!

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    SuzieQ — September 12, 2013 @ 2:25 am

    I tried this recipe using coconut oil. The result was tasty but very dry. Would increasing the coconut oil to help? Thank you for an excellent blog!

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    Wendy — September 15, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

    Can honey be used instead of sugar?

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