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an easy vegan & gluten-free dessert, perfect for using up fall fruits.
I bought $11 worth of asian pears at the farmer's market last weekend, so I knew I had to make something good with them. I originally thought of doing a cake, but a crisp seemed in order, especially once I had the bright idea of adding in the shredded coconut that was taking up space in my cabinet.

There was no particular reason to make this crisp vegan, other than the fact that I'm obsessed with baking with coconut oil. You could easily make this with butter, but it was incredibly tasty with just the coconut oil and the vanilla. Moist, crumbly, and coconut-y to the max.

Gluten-Free, Vegan Asian Pear & Coconut Crisp

makes one large pan

total time: about an hour

total hands on time: about 15 minutes

What you'll need:

for the filling:

6 Asian pears, sliced (you can peel them if you like, but I didn't because I'm lazy and I like to think the skin adds fiber)

2 tbsps lemon juice

1 or 1 1/2 tbsps sugar

sprinkle of coconut

for the topping:

1 1/2 cups almond meal

1 cup oats

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup ground flaxseed meal

1/3 cup shredded coconut

sprinkle of salt

cinnamon to your taste (I used about 2 tsps)

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

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You Will Need

  • Step 1

    1. Preheat oven to 350.

  • Step 2

    2. Slice pears and toss them with lemon juice and 2 tbsps of sugar

  • Step 3

    3. Grease a large skillet (like I used) or a large baking dish. Pour pear mixture into and spread out in the pan, then sprinkle with a small handful of coconut.

  • Step 4

    4. Combine almond meal, oats, sugar, flaxseed, coconut, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir thoroughly to combine.

  • Step 5

    5. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil and the vanilla.

  • Step 6

    6. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones, stirring until the mixture becomes crumbly. You may add a bit more coconut oil if necessary.

  • Step 7

    7. Spoon topping onto pears.

  • Step 8

    8. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.

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