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Pear, Chocolate & Almond Torte
Pear, Chocolate & Almond Torte
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Deliciously simple to make, this Pear, Chocolate & Almond Torte is the perfect recipe to use the one or two windfall pears you get after a storm. Beautifully moist and rich yet low in sugar. Gluten free, dairy free and egg free so almost everyone can enjoy.
Course: Dessert, Tea Time
Cuisine: Free From - gluten and vegan
Keyword: easy, Pear, seasonal fruit, simple
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Glutarama
Ingredients
  • 100 g self raising gluten free flour
  • 100 g dark chocolate use your favourite free from bar
  • 85 g dairy free spread or butter
  • 85 g ground almonds
  • 50 g golden caster sugar
  • 1-2 large pears peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tsp psyllium husk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/400°F/Gas 6
  2. Make you flax seed egg by combining the ground seed, water and psyllium husk if your using it in a small jug, set aside to thicken a little.
  3. Prepare your 9inch (22cm) flan tin by greasing and lining with baking paper. I also add a tbsp of rice flour and tap the tin to coat, this helps the torte to rise and prevents sticking.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave or traditionally over a bowl of boiled water.
  5. Add the melted chocolate and dairy free butter to a mixing bowl and using the whisk attachment whisk until combined.
  6. Add sugar and flax egg and repeat whisking.
  7. Add ground almonds and fold into the chocolate mixture.
  8. Finally sieve the flour into the bowl and repeat folding process.
  9. Pour into your prepared flan tin and smooth the top with a spatula.
  10. Decorate with your prepared pear slices as you see fit.
  11. Pop into the oven and bake for 35 minutes.

  12. The bake will be ready when it has a soft bounce to a light touch in the centre of the torte.

  13. Remove and cool or eat hot.
  14. To serve I recommend custard, cream or ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
Pear, Chocolate & Almond Torte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.