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Here’s a healthier version of a pear tart that reduces the use of butter and sugar, making it a better choice for those looking for a lighter dessert option. This recipe includes a whole wheat pastry crust and minimal added sugar.
How To Make Pear Or Nashpati Fruit Tart?
This healthier pear tart is a great option for those looking to enjoy a tasty dessert while cutting back on refined sugars and using whole wheat flour for added fiber.
1. Make the Whole Wheat Pastry Crust:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt.
- Add the cold butter cubes to the flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in the Greek yogurt until the mixture becomes crumbly.
- Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together. You may not need all of the water.
2. Prepare The Pear Filling:
- In a bowl, toss the sliced pears with lemon juice.
- Drizzle date syrup or maple syrup over the pears and sprinkle them with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Toss to coat evenly.
3. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
4. Roll Out The Pastry:
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
- Carefully transfer the rolled-out dough to a tart pan or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Assemble The Pear Tart:
- Arrange the sliced pears on top of the pastry dough,
- leaving a border of about 2 inches around the edges.
- Fold the edges of the dough over the pears to create a rustic crust.
6. Bake The Pear Tart:
- Place the tart in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the pears are tender.
7. Allow the pear tart to cool slightly before serving. You can serve it warm or at room temperature.
Pear Benefits For Health: [Nashpati Ke Fayde]
Here are my top reasons, why I suggest adding pears to your healthy food chart:
- Good for Digestion: So, pears are packed with fiber, which helps keep your digestive system running smoothly. Fiber can prevent constipation and promote regular bowel movements.
- Low in Calories: Pears are also a low-calorie fruit, making them a great option if you’re watching your calorie intake. They satisfy your sweet cravings without adding many calories to your diet.
- Heart Health: Pears are rich in potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure. Eating pears can also support heart health by reducing the risk of high blood pressure and related heart problems.
- Antioxidant Protection: Pears contain vitamin C and other antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. This can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and keep your body healthy.
- Hydration: Pears have a high water content, which helps keep you hydrated, especially on hot days.
- Weight Management: Moreover the fiber in pears helps you feel full and satisfied, making it easier to control your appetite and manage your weight.
- Blood Sugar Control: Pears have a moderate glycemic index, which means they have a gradual and steady effect on your blood sugar levels. This can be helpful for people with diabetes or those looking to avoid blood sugar spikes.
Nutritional Value of Pears :
Here is pear nutrition (per 1 medium-sized piece, about 178 grams):
- Calories: Approximately 57 calories
- Carbohydrates: About 15 grams
- Dietary Fiber: Roughly 3 grams
- Sugar: Around 9 grams
- Vitamin C: Provides about 7% of your daily recommended intake
- Vitamin K: Contains about 6% of your daily recommended intake
- Potassium: Provides roughly 5% of your daily recommended intake
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a pear tart?
A pear tart is a dessert made by arranging sliced or poached pears on a pastry crust and baking until the pears are tender and the crust is golden brown. It’s typically sweet and can be served warm or at room temperature.
What type of pears are best for a pear tart?
You can use a variety of pears for a pear tart, but firm, slightly ripe pears like Bosc or Anjou are often recommended. They hold their shape well during baking.
Can I use canned pears for a pear tart?
While fresh pears are preferred for their texture and flavor, you can use canned pears in a pinch. Just make sure to drain them well before using and pat them dry to reduce excess moisture.
Do I need to peel the pears?
Whether you peel the pears or not is a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer the texture and appearance of peeled pears, while others leave the skin on for added texture and flavor.
What type of pastry crust should I use for a pear tart?
A classic choice is a buttery, flaky pastry crust. You can use homemade pastry dough or store-bought puff pastry or pie crust for convenience.
How do I prevent the crust from getting soggy?
To prevent a soggy crust, you can blind-bake it (pre-bake without the filling) or brush it with a thin layer of egg wash before adding the pear filling. This creates a barrier that helps keep the crust crisp.
What are some common flavorings for a pear tart?
You can enhance the flavor of your pear tart with ingredients like vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, or a touch of lemon zest.
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