Grain-Free Pear and Apple Crisp

– Toni Sicola, executive editor and wellness expert

Another crisp you ask? Yes! Another crisp! This one is made with fresh pears and apples from my in-laws’ garden, and is entirely grain-free. As usual, feel free to play with the ingredients and quantities, I’m not the measuring type, so these measurements are an approximation — my favorite type of baking is the type that allows me to keep the measuring cups and spoons in the drawer.

Dry ingredients:
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup hazelnut meal (or almond meal, I was just out of almond when I made this)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • dash of ground ginger
  • pinch of Real salt
  • dried unsweetened coconut flakes or shreds
  • raw chopped walnuts
Wet ingredients:
  • 3 to 4 tbs ghee, gently melted
  • 3 to 4 tbs real maple syrup
  • 1 cap full organic vanilla extract
  • 1 cap full organic coconut extract
  • juice of half a lemon
Other Ingredients:
  • 6 pears, 2 apples, or any combo you’d like, sliced thin (if I had the patience, I would have peeled the pears, but I didn’t)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Toss cut fruit in lemon juice and place in a baking dish greased with ghee
  3. Mix all dry ingredients except the dried coconut flakes and walnuts together until combined
  4. In a separate bowl, melt the ghee and then whisk the maple syrup into it until thoroughly combined 2013-08-15 19.48.10
  5. Add in extracts and whisk again
  6. Using a fork, slowly stir 1/2 the wet mixture into the dry mixture, leaving the other half in the bowl until fully incorporated2013-08-15 19.51.242013-08-15 19.53.49
  7. Crumble the combined ingredients over the fruit
  8. Sprinkle however much coconut flake/shred you want over the top of the mixture and do the same with the walnuts
  9. Drizzle remaining wet mixture over the nuts and coconut2013-08-15 19.57.26
  10. Bake at 375F for about 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown

Enjoy warm with homemade raw whipped cream sweetened with maple syrup or on its own. (goes nicely with a small glass of port!)

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