Pear Hazelnut Tart (Vegan & Grain-Free)

Making this tart is fairly simple. First, start by roasting your hazelnuts and rub the skins off, you could even slightly roast the sunflower seeds if you like. Place them into a food processor with the medjool dates to create a sticky mixture to form the crust.

For the filling make a simple pear sauce by peeling and quartering two large pears and lightly cooking until soft. Place the pear sauce with the coconut cream, spices and agar flakes into a small pot and simmer until agar flakes have dissolved. Cool slightly and pour onto the tart crust, refrigerate for about one hour until set.

Top with some more chopped roasted hazelnuts, sliced pear, thyme sprigs and a little flower if you like. Enjoy and do let me know if you make it!

Recipe Credit: Nirvana Cakery

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  • 1.Prepare 9"tart tin with removable base.
  • 2.Place hazelnuts and sunflower seeds into a food processor and pulse few times until coarsely ground. Add pitted medjool dates, salt, cinnamon and coconut oil and blend until the mixture comes together. You should have a sticky mix when pressed together.
  • 3.Spoon the crust mix into the tart tin, spread evenly onto the base and around the edges to create the crust. Don't go all the way up, about ¾ high. The crust edge on mine was about ¾" tall. Place into the fridge.
  • 4.Place pear sauce, coconut cream and maple syrup into a small pot and mix well. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves and agar flakes and bring the mix to a boil. Leave to simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes stirring frequently until the flakes have dissolved.
  • 5.Once ready leave to cool down slightly, remove the spices and pour onto the crust.
  • 6.Place into a fridge for about an hour to set.
  • 7.Before serving top with chopped roasted hazelnuts, sliced pear and thyme sprigs.

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  • 150g roasted hazelnuts (1 1/4 cup)
  • 70g sunflower seeds (1/2 cup)
  • 7-8 medjool dates, pitted
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 2tsp coconut oil


  • Pear sauce from 2 large pears (see notes)
  • 360ml coconut cream (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 3 cloves
  • 2tbsp agar flakes
  • Pears
  • Roasted hazelnuts
  • Thyme sprigs