Chocolate and spiced pears pie

Chocolate & pears: a match made in heaven!

Spiced pears are so easy to make and so tasty! Just bake them into a big pot of boiling water together with the spices and maple syrup. They will become tender and delicious and your house will smell heavenly!

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To make this recipe gluten-free, make sure to use gluten-free oat flour.

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The filling of this pie is rich, creamy and decadent.

Chocolate and spiced pears pie

vegan, refined- sugar free, gluten- free*
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time4 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 1 20 cm pie
Author: Yukiko Tanzi @foodie.yuki

Ingredients

Ingredients for the crust

  • 200 grams oat flour *
  • 20 grams cacao powder
  • 30 grams coconut sugar
  • 50 grams coconut oil, melted
  • pinch salt

Ingredients for the spiced pears

  • 6 medium pears
  • 700 ml water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 40 grams brown sugar

Ingredients for the filling

  • 150 grams full fat coconut cream (the thick part of a can)
  • 100 grams dark chocolate, chopped
  • 50 grams coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • pinch salt

Instructions

Make the crust

  • In a medium bowl, combine oat flour with cacao powder, sugar and salt. Add the coconut oil and stir until well combined. 
  • Press the dough firmly into the tart tin and place the base into the refrigerator to set.

Make the spiced pears

  • Peel the pears, keeping the petiole. (This is going to be helpful to remove them from the saucepan).
  • Place water, sugar, maple syrup and spices in a high edge pot and heat on medium heat until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Place the pears in the water, keeping them vertically. Add more water if the pears are not completely covered with water. Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes. 
  • Remove the pears from the saucepan and let cool down completely.
  • Cut 3 of them in halves (remove the petiole) and place them on the bottom of the tart.
    You can use the remaining pears as a decoration.

Make the filling

  • In a medium saucepan, combine coconut cream, coconut oil and chocolate and cook on a low heat until all the ingredients are melted and well combined. 
  • Add maple syrup, vanilla and salt. 
  • Pour the mixture over the tart base and make sure to cover the pears.
  • Place the tart in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours.

Notes

  • to make it gluten-free, make sure to use gluten-free oat flour

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