This blueberry tart is the healthiest sweet pie will never eat. The crispy almond & walnut crust is 100% gluten free, low carb and simply the best pie crust ever! The filling is boosted with antioxydant blueberries and chia seeds and simply sweetened with natural sugar free sweetener to cut out the calories, carbs without cutting on flavour. It is definitely a great low carb dessert.
Blueberry Tart | An healthy low carb dessert
It is almost Christmas and I am still busy in the kitchen developing healthy baking recipes to enjoy with my family on Christmas day. Our favourite Christmas dessert is usually a Linzertorte.A Linzertorte is a crusty pie made with a nut crust using almonds, walnuts and lots of sugar. The pie is usually filled with blueberry jam. Then the leftover of the crust is used to design a cross on the top of the pie. This said you understand how this pie is far away from my new sugar free diet. After few trials and adjustment I finally manage to recreate a similar Linzertorte pie with a similar crunchy crust and moist sweet jam-like while sugar-free. Below this is the crust I developed made with a mixture of whole walnuts and whole almonds.
I used the leftover of the dough to design a cross shape on the top of the pie. The texture of the dough is a bit more crumbly than the usual recipe but it is really malleable like play dough so it is still easy to use. I highly recommend to use a removable bottom pan to easily unmold the crust from the pan without breaking the crust. I used a this removable bottom pan below and you can read more information about it here.
I filled the pie with a mix of frozen blueberries with chi seeds that forms a jam-like texture when baked.
This recipe make 2 pie of 12 cm diameter. It is optional but if you want to add a sweet taste you can brush the top of the pie with warm liquid honey – 1tsp is enough for 2 pies. Below are the steps by steps pictures.
Nutrition panel is for one serve of the walnut crust only – no filling. This recipe serve 4.