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    This Paleo Pear and Almond Crisp makes for an ultra-decadent dessert. Buttery, tender caramelized pears are topped with a crunchy-edged oaty almond crumble. This pear and almond crisp with an absolutely delicious crumble topping is the perfect cozy fall/winter dessert – warm, homey, and perfectly balanced. I’m in love!

    Paleo Pear and Almond Crisp

    This dessert is also super easy to make, and it takes only 30 minutes to make. If you want to make it for a bigger crowd, double the recipe (for both the filling and the topping) and use a single baking dish.

    Long evenings call for cozy desserts. Grab a bowl of my Paleo & gluten free Pear and Almond Crisp and enjoy. 🙂

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    How to Make Paleo Pear and Almond Crisp

    What you need

    Filling:
    • 1/8 cup almond meal/flour
    • 1/8 cup coconut sugar
    • 2 cups peeled and cubed pears
    • Juice from 1/2 lemon
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    Topping:
    • 1/2 cup almond meal
    • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    • pinch of salt
    • 4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) cold, unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup gluten free quick oats
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, divided
    • 1/4 tsp almond extract
    • Vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)

    Preparation

    For the Pear Filling:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    2. In a small bowl, stir together 1/8 cup almond flour, 1/8 cup coconut sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 tsp vanilla.
    3. In small ramekins, divide the pears. Sprinkle on top with your almond flour/coconut sugar mixture.
    For the Topping:
    1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine and mix 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, 1/4 tsp almond extract, and a pinch of salt. Add 1/2 stick diced cold butter to the mixture and mix everything with your hands until butter is pea-sized.
    2. Add 1/4 cup gluten-free oats and use your hands to make large crumbs, rubbing the mixture between your fingers. Add 1/4 cup sliced almonds and toss to combine.
    3. Spread the crumble topping evenly over the pears in each ramekin, and sprinkle on the second 1/4 cup sliced almonds. Bake uncovered at 350˚F for 35 – 40 minutes, or until almonds are golden brown and pear juices are bubbling at the edges. Let crisp cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

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    Paleo Pear and Almond Crisp

    This Paleo Pear and Almond Crisp makes for an ultra decadent dessert. Buttery, tender caramelized pears are topped with a crunchy-edged oaty almond crumble.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 248kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    Filling:

    Topping:

    INSTRUCTIONS

    For the Pear Filling:

    • Preheat oven to 350 F.
    • In a small bowl, stir together 1/8 cup almond flour, 1/8 cup coconut sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 tsp vanilla.
    • In a baking dish, place peeled and cut pear. Sprinkle the top with your almond flour/coconut sugar mixture.

    For the Topping:

    • In a medium mixing bowl, combine and mix 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, almond extract, and a pinch of salt. Add 1/2 stick diced cold butter to the mixture and mix everything with your hands until butter is pea-sized.
    • Add 1/4 cup gluten-free oats and use your hands to make large crumbs, rubbing the mixture between your fingers. Add 1/4 cup sliced almonds and toss to combine.
    • Spread the crumble topping evenly over the pears, and sprinkle with the second 1/4 cup sliced almonds. Bake uncovered at 350˚F for 35 - 40 minutes, or until almonds are golden brown and pear juices are bubbling at the edges. Let the crisp cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

    NUTRITION

    Nutrition Facts
    Paleo Pear and Almond Crisp
    Amount Per Serving (97 g)
    Calories 248 Calories from Fat 152
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16.9g26%
    Saturated Fat 5.6g28%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 11.3g
    Cholesterol 20mg7%
    Sodium 154mg6%
    Carbohydrates 22.6g8%
    Fiber 4.2g17%
    Sugar 13.7g15%
    Protein 4.5g9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Fall, Gluten Free, Healthy, Kid Friendly, Paleo

     

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    Comments

    Sharon D

    Technically oats (Avena) are in the weed family as a cereal grain, which means, oats are not exactly Paleo. What could you substitute oats with without changing the flavour or structure? Thanks.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Sharon, you could try rolled quinoa, or coarsely chopped walnuts/pecans.

    Carmen

    When do you add the almond extract?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Carmen, you add it when you mix all topping ingredients.

    Tara

    I didn’t think oats were Paleo (it’s a grain) what’s a good substitute for oats?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Tara, you can try rolled quinoa or coconut flakes as a substitute for oats.

    Callie | Flour and Fancy

    I love a great crisp recipe, and this is perfect for fall! Thank you for sharing!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Callie! Yes, this warm pear & almond crisp is perfect for this cool and rainy weather. 🙂

    Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk)

    Yum! I have never tried pear crisp but I love pears and almonds together, so I’m eager to give it a go! Pinning 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yes, pears and almonds is a lovely combination. Hope you give it a try, I am sure you will love it!

    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    LOVE this seasonal bite, Neli! The look perfect with a bit of ice cream!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Lisa ~

    Catherine

    These look delightful and perfect for fall. I love a healthier dessert, but I especially love fruit desserts. Pinning. xo, Catherine

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Catherine! Me too, I love fruit desserts in the summer, they are the best – juicy & flavorful!

    Erin

    LOVE fall crisps. This recipe looks delicious – I haven’t done anything with pears recently. Definitely a dessert / breakfast option. 😉

    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    Pear is an underrated dessert fruit! It has an amazing flavor and texture!

    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula

    This looks so delicious! I love pear and almond together so this is perfect.

    Mary (The Godmother @ Goodie Godmother)

    I have a few friends who would probably LOVE this dessert. I definitely need to keep an eye out for fresh pears at the market this weekend.

    Lisa (Panning The Globe)

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to make these – this is a perfect recipe for fall. Thanks!!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Lisa! I am sure you will love them! Yes, they are perfect for this time of the year!

    Christine | Vermilion Roots

    This is the perfect dessert for breakfast! 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I am glad I am not the only one who thinks eating dessert with your breakfast is okay. 🙂 My husband thought I was kidding when one day I asked him if he wanted dessert after he ate his breakfast. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Christine!

    MyCookingSecrets.com | Krystallia Giamouridou

    I couldn’t have asked for a better recipe! Thanks for sharing…

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Krystallia!

    Florian @ContentednessCooking

    This looks amazing! Perfect for fall and so comforting!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Florian! Yes, pears & almonds – perfect combination for a fall dessert

    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    I have been enjoying pears so much lately! This looks like the perfect treat to celebrate fall with!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I have been making a lot of pear desserts lately too! Agree, perfect for fall!

    Kathi @ Laughing Spatula

    This looks sooooo good! I’ve lost 20 pounds by sticking to an 80/20 Paleo diet. (80 percent Paleo and 20 percent wine and desserts!). This looks like a great addition to my dessert recipe file!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      That’s awesome, Kathi! What a great success! Hope you try this recipe, i am sure you will love it! Even my non-Paleo family loved it and wanted seconds! 🙂

    Manila Spoon

    5 stars
    It’s awesome that I found this post as I just bought some pears! Love this healthy and delicious dessert for fall! Pinned.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hope you give this pear & almond crisp a try! I am sure you will love it!

    Vicky

    Looks delicious! Any idea if you could substitute the butter for something else? Would love to try making this dairy-free/vegan!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hmm.. that’s hard. I wouldn’t recommend coconut oil since it will melt when it’s baked. But I have read on some vegan blogs that there are dairy free butter. I don’t know where to buy it though. Sorry, I couldn’t help much.
      I just saw that Smart Balance has a dairy-free butter.
      Now I am thinking that you could probably also use almond butter instead of butter, and it should work fine. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. 🙂

      Tara

      Try Earth Balance non-dairy butter alternative

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