Maple Pear Tarts
Maple Pear Tarts/Pie
In my "Fall" mood last week, I came up with these simple and yummy tarts.
2 cups walnuts
½ cup dates
½ cup shredded coconut
In a food processor, mix these ingredients into a smooth dough.
Press some dough into the bottom and up the sides of small tart shells.
Chill in the freezer while you make the filling.
1-2 cups soft and ripe, peeled diced pear (diced small)
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp lemon juice
Gently mix all ingredients together and let the pears macerate in this syrup for anywhere from 1-6 hours. Then spoon some of the pear mixture into the tart shells with a bit of the syrup. Serve immediately.
* For a pie, press the crust into a 9” pie shell, and double the filling ingredients.