Gluten Free Vegan Pecan Tart
Yield 1- 10" x 1" tart 10-12 servings
35g cornstarch (can substitute arrowroot)
20g tapioca starch
40g cornmeal, medium course
50g cassava flour
80g gf oats ground (can use oat flour, may need to in crease the water)
30g coconut sugar
75g cold coconut oil
90g cold water
Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC)
In a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients throughly
Using a pastry cutter, cut frozen coconut oil into the dry ingredients. Until the oil is about pea size. (you can also use a food processor if you have one)
Add in most of the cold water and mix to combine. If dough seems dry use the remaining water.
Once dough has formed chill for 5-10 minutes.
Remove 40g of dough from the block, with the remainder crumble over the tart pan, starting with the sides; press the dough firmly to the sides and work your way into the center.
Dock the crust with a fork 6-8 times
Place on a half sheet pan and par bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, the crust should have set but not started to brown yet.
25g ground flaxseeds
10g vanilla extract
155g maple syrup
100g coconut sugar
100g brown sugar
250g apple sauce
Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC)
In a medium bowl combine flax and water, allow to sit for 5 minutes
After the 5 minutes add the remaining ingredients except the pecans, mix throughly.
(If there are any cracks in your tart shell use the remaining dough to fill in any gaps.)
Place pecans over the par-baked tart shell (make sure to keep the tart pan on the half sheet pan)
There are two options for the next step
Fill your tart and carefully place it in the oven without spilling the batter
Or pour the batter in a pitcher, place your tart in the oven most of the way and fill the tart shell in the oven. Then gently slide the pan the rest of the way.
Bake the tart for 35-45 minutes. the filling should feel set, no wobble in the middle.
Allow to cool slightly before slicing
For the photo I used a little rum simple syrup to make the top glossy and more inviting.
1:1:1 Sugar: water: rum bring to a bowl and you're ready to use.