Thanksgiving arrives in just a few weeks! I’m striving to help make your big holiday meals both nutrient-dense and thoroughly enjoyed by friends and family. I’ve shared dozens of grain-free recipes over the past few years; today I’ve got a Hazelnut Tart recipe I think you’re going to love.
The crispy hazelnuts and honey-sweetened filling nestle into my basic grain-free pie crust and bake until they’re golden brown. The resulting sweet, nutty tart will remind you of pecan pie, but be different enough that you can serve it alongside your traditional favorites at Thanksgiving.
Prepare the crust: Place the almond flour, 4 tablespoons coconut flour, gelatin, ¼ teaspoon sea salt and 1 teaspoon coconut sugar into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 2-3 times to combine. Add the 8 tablespoons cold butter to the flour mixture and pulse for eight 1-second pulses. Then leave the processor on until the dough forms into a ball. (If the dough is crumbly, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.) Press the dough on the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch tart pan . Place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and adjust the rack to the middle position. Cover the chilled crust with a piece of parchment paper . Pour pie weights or beans onto the parchment to weigh the paper down. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and put into the oven. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, remove the pie weights and parchment and then bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, until the crust just begins turning golden brown.
Prepare the filling: Pour the hazelnuts over the pre-baked pie crust and spread into an even layer. Whisk the eggs, yolks, ½ cup coconut sugar, honey, 1 teaspoon salt, cream, 1 tablespoon coconut flour and vanilla until combined. Pour the egg mixture over the hazelnuts. Bake the tart for 30-35 minutes, until the filling turns golden brown. Cool completely. Serve at room temperature.
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