Almond Pear Crisp

Almond Pear Crisp

This Almond Pear Crisp is paleo-friendly, gluten free, dairy free and makes a perfect subtly sweet dessert or snack. Not to mention it’s pretty easy to throw together!

Almond Pear Crisp

Pears are a huge favorite in my house. And for good reason! Not only are they delicious, but they pack a sweet punch if you have a sweet craving, and are loaded with fiber and phytonutrients like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory flavonoids. Pears contain 5-6 grams of fiber for a medium-sized pear, and like many fruits and vegetables, a good amount of the fiber is located in the skin (almost half in the case of pears!). Plus, on top of using fiber-rich pears, this dessert packs another fiber punch with the almond crumble. Almonds are another great source of fiber, as a one ounce portion has 3 grams of fiber.

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This recipe made a quick dessert one night, using basic ingredients we typically have on hand. We used pears (skin on for that extra fiber!), but feel free to substitute apples, peaches, or another fruit instead. You canĀ  also use whatever type of nut, or even mix a combination of nuts and oats. I love using almond meal in crumbles as it’s an easy gluten-free staple I always have. These ingredients when paired with warming spices like ginger and cinnamon, and a little bit of coconut oil and maple syrup, transformed into a simple, comforting dessert that’s nutritious enough to be an afternoon snack, too!

Almond Pear Crisp

Almond Pear Crisp

Yield: 6

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  • 3 pears
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
    2 tablespoons coconut oil
    1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350. Cut the pears in half, use a spoon to move the core, then thinly slice. Toss the pear slices with the spices from the filling ingredients. Layer pear slices in a tart pan or an 8x8 baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine the almond meal, coconut oil, maple syrup, and spices. Crumble the almond meal mixture evenly on top of the pears. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crumble is slightly browned.


Nutrition per serving: 152 calories, 9.4g fat, 4.3g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1.1mg sodium, 16.9g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 9.8g sugars, 2.4g protein

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