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Caramelized Pear Tarts (AIP, SCD)

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x


Individual pear tarts are cute and sophisticated! The caramel-like filling is made entirely from fruit and natural sweeteners and this is sweet can be made compliant with both AIP and SCD.




  1. Set aside one of the pears for the topping. Peel, core, and roughly chop the other three pears. Place in a medium saucepan along with 1/2 cup coconut sugar or honey and cardamom. Stir and set aside while you make the tart shells. The pears will start to release their juices and the sugar will dissolve.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. Use a food processor or mixer to combine shredded coconut, coconut flour, honey, coconut oil, and pinch of salt to make a thick dough. NOTE – If you are not using a food processor, you will find it easier to mix if you melt the coconut oil first.
  4. Press the dough into the individual compartments of a 12 mini-tart pan or individual mini tart shells placed on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned and set. Watch closely as oven temperatures may vary and they can burn easily.
  6. Remove from oven and let shells cool while you finish making the filling and topping.
  7. Place the pear and sugar combination you created in step 1 over high heat. Bring to a boil and then lower to medium and cook 15-18 minutes, or until fruit can be easily smashed. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to turn into a smooth sauce. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until thick. Set aside to let cool slightly.
  8. Peel the remaining pear and cut into small cubes. Place in small saucepan with lemon juice and just enough water to cover. Bring to simmer and cook about 5 minutes, or just until the pear pieces are soft.
  9. Assemble tarts by dividing the caramelized filling evenly among them, then topping each with a spoonful of lightly cooked pears (discard the liquid). If desired, sprinkle each tart with coconut sugar.
  10. Best eaten the same day they are made.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dessert