Warmly-spiced paleo pear crumble made with almond flour, pure maple syrup, cardamom, and cinnamon for a cozy fall and winter healthy dessert.
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How do we feel about crumbles, crisps and cobblers? I’ll be the first to admit I’m obsessed with them. Sure, I’m all about baking and consuming a classic homemade pie, but on the scale of Zero to Skilled in the pie dough making department, I’m sitting pretty at a solid Sub-Par. For me, crumbles have a super favorable cost-benefit analysis; ergo, crumbles are my laissez faire approach to all-things pie-like in nature.
I make my crumbles grain-free using either almond flour or hazelnut flour, and I keep them naturally sweetened using pure maple syrup. The end result is a healthful treat that requires very little effort to assemble. Super low barriers to entry (on account of the fact they require almost zero baking talent), mega high ROI (because: delicious). Healthy enough to eat for breakfast!
And so we crumble. Is there anything more inviting than a fresh-out-of-the-oven pear crumble? I love fall and winter fruit for baking warmly-spiced treats, and I have to say, this particular crumble adventure is pretty mind-blowing.
I used Harry & David’s Royal Riviera Pears for this crumble, which arrived on my doorstep perfectly ripe – sweet, and so juicy that when bitten into, the pears melt in your mouth like butter. While the pears are so incredible as is, I couldn’t help but put this crumble on repeat.
Speaking of these mouth-watering pears, where are you at with your holiday shopping? If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for the foodie, Harry & David’s Pears are a thoughtful, quality gift! Harry & David is known for their Fruit of The Month Club, Moose Munch and Pepper & Onion Relish, but it all started with their amazing pears!
Did you know pears and cardamom work seamlessly together? They’re a great match! While pears are so nice and sweet, I find they are made even tastier with some warm spices. Adding cinnamon and cardamom to this crumble takes it up a few notches.
Here’s how I go about making this crumble:
I preheat the oven and assemble my crumble whilst it’s preheating. I add the ingredients for the pear filling to a mixing bowl and give it an aggressive stir, then I transfer said filling mixture to a casserole dish.
I use the very same mixing bowl to combine the crumble topping with an aggressive stir, and then transfer said crumble topping to the casserole dish.
I’m pretty nonchalant about the way the crumble topping goes on – you can dump it all in and then spread it into a layer, form little crumble balls, or make cobbler-like biscuits – whatever’s your jam!
We bake for 30 minutes, and then enjoy with some delicious ice cream (I go with store-bought coconut milk vanilla ice cream, but you can go the homemade route as well). You can also whip up a batch of coconut milk whipped cream, or even paleo salted caramel for serving.
Check out Harry & David’s Royal Riviera Pears for all your sweet and savory holiday cooking and baking, and for beautiful gifts for your loved ones!
Paleo Pear Crumble
Grain-Free Crumble Topping:
Prepare the Pear Filling:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Stir the ingredients for the pear filling together in a bowl until well combined. Transfer the filling mixture to a small casserole dish.
Prepare the Crumble Topping:
Stir the ingredients for the crumble topping together in the same bowl you used for the pear topping. Evenly spread it over the pears and bake in the oven 30 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the pears have softened.
Serve pear crumble with choice of ice cream or whipped cream.