This beautiful and almost whimsical dish makes for the perfect brunch centerpiece, dessert for the family, or just a special breakfast treat for you to enjoy on a cold morning with a warm cup of coffee.

One pear contains approximately 100 calories and 5 grams of fiber. Pears are a good source of vitamin C, folate, copper, and potassium.

It will keep for a few days and I suggest re-heating before you enjoy again.

paleo pear tart

ingredients for paleo pear tart


paleo pear tart

Paleo Pear Tart

2.75 — Votes 4 votes
By Cassy
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
This beautiful and almost whimsical dish makes for the perfect brunch centerpiece, dessert for the family, or just a special breakfast treat for you to enjoy on a cold morning with a warm cup of coffee.


  • 3 medium sized green pears
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil can use unpasteurized butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Crust: (adapted from Mark’s Daily Apple)
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Set a tart or pie dish aside.
  • Blend the walnuts in a food processor until they have a fine texture. Add baking soda, salt and oil. Pulse until it has a dough-like texture.
  • Pat the dough into the dish until it covers the entire surface at an even thickness.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Take out and let cool while you prepare the filling.


  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350
  • Remove pit and slice the pears about 1/8th of an inch thick.
  • Toss with honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon.
  • Arrange the pear slices in the crust however you like – the flower assembly takes no time and looks nice.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 204
Keyword: paleo pear tart, paleo tart, pear tart

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Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. 1 star
    This crust is absolutely terrible! It’s waaaaay too salty and I can taste the baking soda too, yuck! Are you sure the quantities of salt and baking soda are correct? Having that much salt is definitely not healthy. I’m bummed, I spent like an hour making this and I have to throw it out. What a waste!

  2. 1 star
    Crust turned into a mash from so much lemon juice and way too salty . Have to trow away

    1. Oh no, Elena! I’m so sorry. We haven’t experienced that, but we will add it to our list of recipes to test!

  3. 5 stars
    I have just harvested some pears from our orchard and will definitely make this pie today or tomorrow! Have been searching specifically for low carb/paleo options. Looks delicious!

    1. Yay! Can’t wait to hear how you liked it, Christiane!

  4. The crust was way too salty. I had to throw it away and remake it with 1/2 teaspoon. I love salty and sweet but this was overboard. It was painful to throw away expensive walnuts. Lesson learned, add only enough salt where it makes sense as I can always add more if it’s lacking. Otherwise, great recipe.

    1. Goodness, this is an OLD recipe so I’d take some work. Possibly! You could try baking soda + an acid (lemon juice).

  5. Great recipe, and will make it again. It was too salty for us, but it was ok with a treat, French vanilla Icecream… Mine did bubble too much, oven is waiting for cleaning. Maybe too much bak soda?

  6. I made this tonight and it was so amazing! My boyfriend and I had a hard time not eating the entire tart! The flavor combo btwn the salty walnutty crust and the sweet-tart of the pears is just fabulous!

    Thanks for an awesome recipe!

  7. This is so beautiful! Too gorgeous, I know I say this every time, but you take the BEST pictures!!

  8. Wait – I figured it out; I used baking POWDER instead of SODA 🙁 I’ll know better for next time! LOL

  9. I tried this earlier today, and I loved it! However, my crust didn’t turn into the dough like your picture, and did not hold up well after the baking process. I’m wondering: I used 1 tsp of coconut oil; was it supposed to be 1 tbsp?

    Thanks for posting; I’m going to keep playing with this one! 🙂

  10. This looks amazing ! I think you got me hooked and I will cook this in the weekend. I love the fact you are not using any flour. How exciting !