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Pear Crisp (Gluten Free)

This Pear Crisp recipe is an easy, gluten free dessert made in one bowl. Made with fresh pears, it's baked to perfection with a crunchy topping of oats, almond flour, cinnamon, butter, and maple syrup. Eat it after dinner then save the leftovers for breakfast!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword #pearcrisp, #pears, dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 241kcal
Author Taryn Solie

Ingredients

Filling

  • 1.5 lbs pears about 3 medium to large pears
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice juice from half a large lemon
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder

Topping

  • 1.5 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup fine almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut the pears into thin slices using a large sharp knife and cutting board. One way to do this is to cut the pear in half, then in quarters. Remove the pitted center of each quarter with the knife then cut each in half width-wise, so there are two chunky pieces.
  • Next slice the pear into thin slices - no more than 1/8 of an inch thick - and put them in a large bowl.
  • Once all the pears are sliced, measure out the remaining filling ingredients with measuring spoons and cups and put them in the bowl with the pear slices. Mix everything together with a large spoon and pour into an 8x8 baking dish, spreading the pears out evenly.
  • Cover the dish with foil and place in the oven to cook for 15 minutes.
  • While the pears are cooking, rinse or wipe out the large bowl and measure out then add in the topping ingredients to the bowl. Mix everything together with a spoon and set aside until the pears finish cooking.
  • When the pears have cooked for 15 minutes, take out the dish, remove the foil (you can toss the foil) and mix the pears up with a spoon. This will prevent pears at the top of the dish from drying out.
  • Spoon the topping over the pears, covering them as best you can but not pressing the topping down. Return the dish to the oven, uncovered, and cook for 40 minutes, turning the dish around 180 degrees after 20 minutes to prevent uneven browning.
  • Remove the dish and let cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve!

Notes

  • Try and slice the pears so they're roughly the same size. They will cook up more evenly this way.
  • When you put the pears into the baking dish, there will be liquid at the bottom of the bowl. Arrange your pears first, then pour the remaining liquid over the top of the pears. This will help them cook.
  • Don't just put the topping on the pears before pre-cooking them. You need to mix them up so the top pear slices don't dry out.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg