FOR THE PASTRY
- 350g plain flour
- 50g ground almonds
- 200g plant-based butter, cold and diced
- 3 tbsp maple sugar
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 tbsp oat milk
- 2 tbsp extra ground almonds for pie base
- 1 tbsp extra pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden syrup for its delicate taste)
FOR THE FILLING
- 700g stoned cherries
- 2 tbsp cornflour
- 4 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden for its delicate taste)
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 180°C fan, grease a pie dish and set aside.
- Place the flour, ground almonds, maple sugar and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Add in the diced butter and using your fingers rub the flour and butter together to form breadcrumbs.
- Add in 2-4 tbsp cold water gradually until the dough just comes together into a ball. Form into a rough disc and cover with cling film and place in the fridge. Do not over-handle the dough.
- Add the stoned cherries to a large bowl and combine with the cornflour to coat them.
- Then add the maple syrup, vanilla bean paste and lemon juice, stir to combine, and set aside. This filling will be runny, if you want a thicker filling add the ingredients to a pan and bring to a simmer for a few minutes until thickened then take off the heat and set aside to cool.
- Meanwhile, roll out half the dough to about 5mm thick and lay it into the pie dish. Sprinkle in the extra 2 tbs ground almonds and if using the runner option add the cherry filling to the pie dish now, or for the other option add it once cooled.
- You can then either roll out another sheet of dough and lay directly on top of the pie, making a small slit in the middle and crimping the edges. Or cut the sheet into strips and lattice the top.
- You will have plenty of dough for decorations and even some leftover which you can freeze or use to make little tarts with other fruits sweetened with maple syrup.
- Once your tart is assembled and edges crimped, brush with the oat milk and sprinkle with maple sugar for crunch.
- Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until the pastry is crisp and the filling bubbling.
- Finish by brushing with a little extra maple syrup to glaze the pastry. Serve with cream, or vanilla ice cream.
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