Dessert: Low Carb Treats/ Entertaining

{Low Carb} Dinner Party: Dessert – Almond & Coconut Tart

I love dinner parties! I love hosting them and I love attending them.

The care and effort that goes into planning the menu, setting the table and lovingly presenting the food… total satisfaction and pure enjoyment!

So – what’s on the menu?

Well, it’s important to make sure that your guests will eat everything on your menu, so do check whether there are any specific dietary restrictions, etc.

That said – it’s your party and you can make it low carb! Who needs bread when you have all these beautiful foods:

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The Menu:

Anti Pasti platter {Starters}
{Chorizo, salami, blue cheese, Grana Padano cheese, sliced pears, Grana Padano crisps, homemade cottage cheese with toasted pumpkin seeds & pine nuts, roasted peppers, chicken liver pate, cranberry & Rooibos relish, toasted Pecan nuts}

Thai Curried Butternut
Grilled Zucchini Salad

Almond & Coconut Tart with Poached Pears & Coconut Cream

It’s quite an indulgent, rich menu, so small portions are in order.

I kept all the meats on the starter platter so that people could pick and choose what they wanted.
The main is vegetarian and quite small, because it’s very rich.
The dessert is also quite rich.

Low Carb Almond & Coconut Tart with Poached Pears & Coconut Cream
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A rich and dense tart, perfectly paired with poached pears and coconut cream. Quite sinful, but worth every bite πŸ˜‰
Servings Prep Time
12 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Low Carb Almond & Coconut Tart with Poached Pears & Coconut Cream
Yum
Print Recipe
A rich and dense tart, perfectly paired with poached pears and coconut cream. Quite sinful, but worth every bite πŸ˜‰
Servings Prep Time
12 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Instructions
  1. Cream the eggs, vanilla and butter together with a hand mixer.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients and fold into the egg mixture.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased tart dish {30cm} and bake for 25 minutes at 180C.
  4. To prepare the pears, peel and core the pears, then cut into 8 pieces.
  5. Place them in a small saucepan with a cup of water, dessert wine and vanilla pod. Let it slowly simmer until all the liquid has reduced.
  6. Serve the tart with poached pears and whipped coconut cream. {To make the whipped cream, refridgerate a tin of coconut cream overnight and whip}
Recipe Notes

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Dawn
    July 21, 2015 at 6:23 am

    This looks delicious Heidi. I wish I was better at dinner parties – but the idea of hosting one always brings me out in a cold sweat! Dawn x

    • Reply
      Heidi
      July 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks Dawn!
      It needn’t be stressful, just gather a bunch of girlfriends and give them some delicious food – dinner party sorted!
      I must say, I tend to get really stressed if the dinner party involves whole families, as it can then be a hit chaotic and no matter how much effort you put in, it never seems well-planned or beautifully presented. I love kids {my own and my friends’} but dinner parties without them are better πŸ˜‰
      X

  • Reply
    Lucy Shewell
    July 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Wow. The whole menu sounds really tasty. I agree – who needs carbs.

    • Reply
      Heidi
      July 25, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Yeah Lucy! And thanks πŸ˜‰
      Xx

  • Reply
    Kerri
    July 21, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Vanilla Poached Pears?! Yes please!

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