Last week at my office there was a catered meeting. What it was about, I honestly couldn’t tell you, as I was not in attendance. But if there’s a possibility for free leftovers: I’m there.
So at half past the meeting start time I meandered over to the kitchen. What’s this? Oh, there was a catered meeting? Is it over? You never want to seem too desperate when it comes to these sorts of things. As it turns out there was quite a bit of leftover almond tart, and I put a nonchalant lens over what was pretty much pure joy while I walked back to my desk with a slice. Does anyone else get this way with free food? Honestly, you’d think I won the lottery.
Needless to say, the tart was amazing. Otherwise you wouldn’t see a copy cat recipe before you now. The sliced almonds had just enough honey on them to continuously walk the line between “stuck together” and “falling apart”, and it turns out it was pretty easy to reproduce myself. Of course I did some research on a gluten free pie crust alternative (since gluten is the frenemy of my complexion) that is pretty much just more almonds. Let’s get into the recipe shall we?
:: Ingredients ::
2 cups almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut oil
pinch of salt
1 large egg
1 bag sliced almonds (about 1 pound)
1/4 cup honey
Gluten Free Almond Tart: Instructions
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the almond flour and salt to a food processor and pulse.
- Then add the egg and coconut oil and pulse until the mixture is dough like.
- Spread into a coated 9″ pie pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the pie crust from the oven and let cool.
- Place the sliced almonds in an even layer on a baking sheet and place in the same 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. Then, stir the almonds every 3 minutes until they are toasted to your liking (I like them when about 10% of them have started to show some brown color).
- Put the toasted almonds into a bowl and mix with 1/4 cup honey. Continue to stir gently until all the almonds are evenly coated. You can always add more honey to your liking if you wish.
- Pour the sliced almonds into the pie crust and distribute. That’s it! You’re done =)
- Enjoy by itself or with tea, greek yogurt, and fresh fruit.
Just this almond “filling” would be a great thing to prepare ahead of time and then use on parfaits in the morning! It is so good and the ingredients are packed full of protein and healthy fats, not bad for a dessert!
Enjoy your gluten free almond tart! =)