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Vegan Pear Almond Crumble

This recipe is my go-to dessert on a lazy night. With almond butter in the delicious crumble topping, the texture is tender and almond-y, a perfect compliment to the comforting pear filling.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan
Servings 6 servings
Calories 130 kcal

Equipment

  • 9"x5" loaf pan

Ingredients
  

For topping

  • 1 tablespoon (15g) almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons (39g) coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons (39g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (24g) almond flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (54g) all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt

For filling

  • 3 1/2 cups (525g) diced, peeled pears (about 5 pears)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons (45g) brown sugar (light or dark)

For serving

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with coconut oil, vegetable oil, or vegan butter.
  • In a small bowl with a fork, stir together the almond butter, coconut oil, and almond extract until well combined. Add the sugar, flours, and salt, pushing the fork through the mixture until crumbly and the flour is no longer visible. Some crumbs will be larger and others will be smaller.
  • Cover the topping mixture and place in the fridge while you make the filling.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the filling and stir until no flour is present and the pears are well coated. Cover and set aside.
  • Spread the pear mixture evenly into the greased loaf pan. Crumble the topping over the pears evenly.
  • Bake for 1 hour, covering the pan with tin foil after 40 minutes to prevent the crumble from being too dark. After taking the pan out of the oven, sprinkle the 1 teaspoon of brown sugar on top (optional). Eat warm and enjoy!

Notes

You can use any kind of flour to replace all-purpose besides coconut flour for both the topping and the filling.
Feel free to add extra pears to the filling (up to 1 cup extra).
You can omit the almond extract if almond isn't your favorite flavoring!
You can replace the coconut oil in the topping with any other form of fat you'd like.
You can replace the granulated sugar with any kind of sugar you'd like.