Recipe ReDux: Raw Chai Spiced Pear Tart & a Giveaway!

Raw Chai Spiced Pear Tart // The Spicy RDLet it be said, that I will never be called the dietitian that told you not to eat dessert.

Especially when it’s this Raw Chai Spiced Pear Tart, loaded with healthy nuts {walnuts.pecans.cashews}, warming chai spices {cardamom.cinnamon.ginger.cloves}, and ,oh yeah, and let’s not forget those pears…fresh, in season & one of fall’s favorite fruits.

Pears // The Spicy RDSpeaking of fall. Or autumn if you call it that…

Happy {almost} Autumnal Equinox {just a fancy term for happy fall :-)} if you are reading this on September 21.

Or, if you are reading this on the 22nd, or anytime thereafter…HAPPY FALL!!!

Now what were we talking about???

Oh, yes.  Dessert!

Raw Chai Spiced Pear Tarts // The Spicy RDAs in Recipe ReDux Dessert, for this month’s ReDux theme, No-Cook Raw Desserts, an absolute favorite of mine.

This raw dessert is particularly perfect if you live in a warmer climate such as I do, and there is nary a drop of crisp, cool, fall weather in sight, but, you’re still craving something oozing the spicy flavors of fall.

P.E.R.F.E.C.T. I tell you!

Want the recipe???

Raw Chai Spiced Pear Tart with Cashew Cream

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 small servings or 4 large servings.

Serving Size: 1 tart {large} or 1/2 tart {small)

Ingredients

  • CASHEW CREAM
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk*
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • CHAI SPICES
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • TART CRUST
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or to taste
  • 3 teaspoons chai spices {recipe above}
  • 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ADDITIONAL
  • 3 fresh, ripe pears, sliced
  • Extra chai spices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make the cashew cream first, since you can blend this while you are preparing the rest of the tart. Combine cashew nuts, coconut milk, and maple syrup in a powerful blender, and blend until well mixture is smooth, scraping sides of blender as needed.This may take several minutes to achieve the consistency you want.
  2. While the cream is blending, combine all the spices in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Next, prepare the tart crust by combining the walnuts, pecans, 4 tablespoons {or to taste} of maple syrup, coconut oil, 3 teaspoons chai spice mixture, and pinch of salt in a food processor. Pulse mixture to combine all ingredients, and until nuts are very finely chopped, and mixture sticks together. Divide tart mixture in to 4 equal servings, and press in to 4 5-inch diameter tart/creme brulee pans.
  4. To assemble the pear tarts: Divide cashew cream in to four servings and spread a thin layer on top of each tart crust. Divide sliced pears in to four servings and layer on top of tarts. Sprinkle remaining chai spice mixture on top of tarts to garnish. Serve immediately, or chill before serving.

Notes

* I like Natural Value coconut mil which comes in a BPA free can.

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Raw Pear Tart w/ Chai Spices // The Spicy RDNutritionally speaking, this tart is full of so many good things…fresh fruit, heart healthy nuts, and antioxidant ladden spices…that you could even eat it for breakfast.

And, in foodie speak, you could call it gluten-free…vegan…raw…grain-free…paleo {ish}…

But, you want to know what I call it???

Simply delicious!

Raw Chai Spiced Pear Tarts// The Spicy RDOh, and about that giveaway…

See that pear photo up towards the top of this post?

Did you notice the pretty platter the pears were displayed on???

This one…

Nico Oval Server at Crate & Barrel // The Spicy RD

Nico 14.25 ” Oval Server from Crate & Barrel

Well, I picked one up for one of you the other day when I was a Crate & Barrel.

Consider it a Happy Fall present from me to you :-)

To enter , just complete the Rafflecopter giveaway below…
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And be sure and check out all the other fabulous raw, no-cook desserts and snacks from my fellow ReDuxers!


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Comments

  1. Favorite thing about fall is all the good smells coming from the kitchen this time of year

  2. This was my first Recipe ReDux Challenge and I love to see others using fresh, seasonal fruit! I made a similar raw pear treat for my no bake dessert, except I stuffed my pears with almond butter, pecans, and spices. Your tart looks so tasty!

  3. My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather.

  4. Gorgeous photos as always and such a creative raw dessert (and thank goodness you aren’t a dietitian that doesn’t do dessert.) Ahh, I’m such a summer girl, so I’m usually slightly depressed come fall time but I do love me some apple cider, butternut squash and all the warming spices like these. And college football!

  5. I’m in awe over all those spices, great going. I’ll have to make this :)
    A favorite part of Fall is the cool breezes on my walks..

  6. This does look simply delicious! I love your pear- chai spice combo and can’t wait to try this for fall :)

  7. yum~ i love your fall flavors of pears and chai. (though i’ve never been brave enough to make a cashew cream) these look delicious… i still wish we were neighbors.

  8. I love the change of the season – the leaves, the crisp air, warm and cozy fires and great things coming from the kitchen.

  9. These all sound so good and the plate is adorbs.

  10. Another fabulous recipe! Pear and chai go hand in hand!

  11. This tart looks amazing. Love all of the flavors. Can’t wait to try it!

  12. Very clever idea. It’s sort of like an upside down uncooked crumble, but it does look delicious

  13. This looks lovely! And I love the flavor combo of the chai spices with the pear!

  14. Catherine here, a graduate student from UNC interning with The Meal Makeover Moms this fall. So glad you liked the recipe I created for The Moms this month. Your raw pear tart would be a stunning presentation for a dinner party, but with chai involved, surely it’s acceptable for me to eat as breakfast, too :)

  15. I love pears! This looks delicious.

  16. The raw pear tarts sound absolutely delicious; I just pinned them.

  17. Yum! I love the use of the chai spices, and cashew cream is something I’ve been meaning to make! Your photography is just so beautiful :)

  18. Wow! This is one exciting no-bake dessert! You’re so creative!! I love anything chai-spiced. I’m especially intrigued by the cashew cream as I’ve never tried anything like it. Can’t wait to make this soon..by soon I mean this weekend! Hope you have a wonderful week! Btw, are you going to be at FNCE? If so, I’d LOVE to meet you!! ;)

  19. I’m in love with chai spices! As I’ve said, I’m not ready for fall yet, but I’m ready for those fall spices!! Think I’ll make the crust just to eat it! I gotta try making coconut cream w/ cashews too!

  20. PUMPKIN EVERYTHING

  21. This looks fabulous! I missed out on this redux. Pears are one of my favorites for dessert!

    I swear, planning a wedding while keeping up a consistent blog schedule has been tough!

  22. I have been working on dropping some extra pounds (I guess when you are almost 30 you can’t eat the same as you did when you were in your early 20′s? Who knew!) and have mostly been eating all fresh fruits and veggies with nuts and beans for protein. From time to time I want a dessert and just an apple won’t cut it. This will be perfect!

  23. LeeAnn Perry says:

    I love to see the leaves turn a beautiful color or red gold yellow. So lovely.

  24. Sweaters and boots for me!

  25. It’s so hot here in LA, as you know, so I just love when the temps turn cooler in the fall.

  26. I think it is imperative to enjoy dessert for a dinner, LOL! Now a healthy dessert, well then there is no guilt involved, which is a bonus! Your tarts look DELISH, love that crust:-) Hugs, Terra

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