Gluten Free Pie Crust: Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart Recipe

Written by Liz -

Gluten Free Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart Recipe

Valentine’s Day is coming, and I love Valentine’s Day — even when I have no Valentine. This year, I have a houseful of friends who deserve some love-in-a-baked-form from me. This raspberry tart, with gluten free pie crust, fits the occasion perfectly!

I’ve been researching and cooking healthier foods for a long time, and lately have been reading more about an anti-inflammatory diet. So, I decided to make the pie crust from scratch, using quinoa flour. This flour has less carbohydrates and more protein than wheat flour, plus tons of vitamins and minerals (bonus for iron) and is gluten free.

Quinoa Flour

Most quinoa-flour bakers recommend using only 25% gluten free flour in breads and baked goods, but since this was going to be a press pie crust (who wants to roll out dough when you can press it into cute heart-shaped pans?) I used 100% quinoa flour. And I wanted to see if a gluten free pie crust would work with this chocolate raspberry tart.

Gluten Free Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart Recipe

Using an easy, basic pie crust recipe from Simply Recipes, I cut the recipe in half since this is a tart (it only needs 1 crust, not 2). After forming the dough into a ball, instead of refrigerating, I divided it into 4 equal parts and simply pressed into 4 small heart pans (these happen to be disposable paper pans). The rest of the tart is fast and easy and oh so pretty.

It came out delicious! The gluten free pie crust with quinoa flour was the perfect base for the sweet rich chocolate and red tart berries. And I got to give away some love.

Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart (gluten free pie crust optional)

Ingredients for 8 servings:

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 425° F.

PLACE pastry circle with plastic removed on lightly floured surface; roll out slightly. Trim small amount of pastry away to form heart shape. Place heart on ungreased baking sheet. Turn edges under 1/2 inch; flute. Prick pastry with tines of fork.

Gluten Free Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart Recipe

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on baking sheet on wire rack.

Gluten Free Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart Recipe

MICROWAVE morsels and sweetened condensed milk in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread over crust. Refrigerate for a few minutes or until chocolate is set.

Gluten Free Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart Recipe

ARRANGE raspberries over chocolate; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

NOTE: Use remaining CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk to top ice cream or use as a dip for fruit.

More hearts:

Valentine Chocolate Filled Hearts Recipe Cocoa-Kissed Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe
Valentine Chocolate
Filled Hearts
Cocoa-Kissed Red
Velvet Pancakes

2 Comments

  1. richard dodder
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    . . . . very festive and delicious looking ! Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:59:12 +0000 To: rdodder@hotmail.com

  2. Posted February 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love this..so cute!

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