- 6.5 ounces white rice flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 4.2 ounces tapioca flour (about 1 cup)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 9 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 pears, peeled, cored, and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
- calories 258
- fat 6.4 g
- satfat 3.1 g
- monofat 1.9 g
- polyfat 0.7 g
- protein 1.7 g
- carbohydrate 50 g
- fiber 2.4 g
- cholesterol 11 mg
- iron 0.4 mg
- sodium 100 mg
- calcium 33 mg
How to Make It
To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, granulated sugar, baking soda, and xanthan gum in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk; toss with a fork until moist. Gently press mixture into a 4-inch circle on 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap that overlap; cover with additional overlapping plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Roll dough, still covered, into a 12-inch square. Fit dough, plastic wrap side up, into a 10-inch square removable-bottom tart pan coated with cooking spray. Remove remaining plastic wrap. Press dough against bottom and sides of pan. Line bottom of dough with a piece of foil; arrange pie weights or dried beans on foil. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Remove pie weights and foil; bake an additional 3 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on wire rack.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°.
To prepare filling, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add pears, tossing to coat. Spoon pear mixture in prepared crust. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack.
To prepare glaze, place preserves and orange juice in a small bowl, stirring to combine. Brush glaze over tart. Cool completely before serving.