Paleo Pear Tart

There is nothing so virtuous as a healthy dessert. You simply drip with righteous glory. Every bite makes you better than everyone else on the planet. Well done, you fantastic son of a B.

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This particular dessert is doubly satisfying, as it also doubles as *drum roll please*… a delicious breakfast! Hoorah!

While it calls for almond extract (one of my favorites), it would be just as tasty with coconut or vanilla extract. I am also tempted to try pureed dates instead of a couple of the eggs, which is a great sweetener/binding agent.

On top is a cinnamon almond yogurt dollop, which was delightful.

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Paleo Pear Tart

from Jen’s Gone Paleo

1 T melted coconut oil
1.5 c almond meal
1 T honey
3 eggs, beaten
1 t almond extract
1 t vanilla extract
2 T rum
1/4 t salt
2 Pears– I went with one green Anjou and one red. Peel and core them.
1 T lemon juice
1/4 c peach preserves, melted slightly in the microwave

Yogurt sauce:

1/4 c greek yogurt
1 t almond extract
1/2 t cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 325. Mix the coconut oil, almond meal, honey, eggs, extracts, rum, and salt in a bowl until incorporated. Pour into a well-greased tart pan (mine is 10 in). Thinly slice the pears to about 1/4 in thickness and keep them in the shape of the pear halves. Fan them out and press them into the dough in the pan, then brush with the melted preserves. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is firm. Drizzle with the yogurt sauce and serve with joy.

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