Apple, Nashi + Chia Tart with Cinnamon Shortcrust Pastry


  • 1 cup wholemeal plain flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, chopped
  • 2 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs cold water 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes


  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 3 tbs chia seeds 
  • 3 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 cup full cream milk
  • 2 free range egg yolks 
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced 
  • 2 Nashi, peeled and sliced 
  • 3 tbs pure maple syrup
  • Pinch sea salt flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 190oC. 
  2. Grease and line a round 8" springform tart tin.
  3. To make the pastry, combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until just combined. Turn out onto a floured surface and gently push together until smooth. Push evenly into the prepared tin using your fingers covering the base and sides and base evenly. Place in the fridge.
  4. In a bowl combine almond meal, flour, chia seeds, sugar, vanilla, milk and egg yolks and mix well until smooth. 
  5. Remove tin from fridge and pour almond mixture over base. Arrange slices of apple and nashi. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with salt. 
  6. Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown and the centre has set. Allow tart to rest in tin for 10-15 minutes before removing. 
  7. Serve warm, take a seat and enjoy it's goodness!