Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
46 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 11 Mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 slice)

Use fresh or frozen cherries to make the deep red-hued, sweet-tart filling for this gluten-free tart. The crunchy, crumbly almond streusel really sends it over the top.

How to Make It

Step 1

Weigh or lightly spoon 5 ounces white rice flour (about 1 1/4 cups) and tapioca flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, 1 1/2 teaspoons 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 plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

Roll dough, still covered, into a 13-inch circle. Fit dough, plastic wrap side up, into a 10-inch 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 parchment paper; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes; remove parchment paper, and cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

Step 5

Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Place cherries in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; cook 5 minutes. Stir in sugar mixture. Reduce heat to low; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool completely.

Step 6

Weigh or lightly spoon 7 ounces white rice flour (about 1/3 cup) into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour, brown sugar, and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until coarsely ground.

Step 7

Spoon cooled cherry mixture into crust. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over filling. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until crust and topping are browned and filling is bubbly.

Gluten-Free Baking

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