chai spiced pear crisp

gluten free vegan chai spiced pear crisp

Courtesy: Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free

Gluten Free Vegan Chai Spiced Pear Crisp. Warm chai spices, sweet pears and a refined sugar free oat crumb topping. A lovely fall dessert!Sweet pears, crisp oat topping and a blend of warm spices make this gluten free vegan chai spiced pear crisp the perfect fall dessert.

Fall is my most favorite season. For many reasons, but mostly for the fall baking. Everything with pumpkin, apples or pears. Pies, muffins, crisps, breads, tarts. I just want to be baking all of my favorite fall recipes, all day long. When doesn’t a loaf of pumpkin spice bread sound good?

Gluten Free Vegan Chai Spiced Pear Crisp. Warm chai spices, sweet pears and a refined sugar free crumb topping. A lovely fall dessert!

For so many of us, fall is a special time for enjoying food with loved ones. To help everyone share in these yummy moments, Simply Organic and Go Dairy Free have teamed up with 10 talented food bloggers {including yours truly}, for a Bake-Off. So fun! We were all asked to create sweet or savory recipes, that are both dairy free and filled with flavor.

When I was was first asked to join this fall bake-off, I said, “please give me all the warm, cozy spices!” Cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Mix them all together and you’ve got my most favorite chai spice blend. I knew my recipe creation was going to be sweet, spicy and chai-inspired!

These fall spices from Simply Organic make this gluten free vegan chai spiced pear crisp simply delicious!

Most crisp recipes are made with either berries or apples. Berries make me think of summer and as much as I love apples, I’m a pear girl, through and through. I especially love them when they are still a bit crisp. Serve them with almond butter for a snack and I’m good to go. With this pear crisp recipe, you’ll need your pears to be nice and ripe. If they are too firm, just set them on the counter for a day or two and the’ll soften right up.

You’re going to love the chai spice blend I put together for this recipe! I use an assortment of the Simply Organic spices and as a bonus, it makes a little extra for adding to breads and muffins. I added the chai spice blend to the juicy pear filling and the oat crumb topping. I also used coconut sugar and pure maple syrup to sweeten my chai spiced crisp, making it refined sugar free.

This fall-inspired dessert is most definitely best served warm and bubbly. Even better, top it with an enormous scoop of dairy free vanilla ice cream. Either way, this gluten free vegan chai spiced pear crisp is a must bake for your family and friends this fall!

Gluten Free Vegan Chai Spiced Pear Crisp. Warm chai spices, sweet pears and a refined sugar free crumb topping. A lovely fall dessert!

Ingredients

chai spice blend
pear filling
  • 6 cups ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chai spice blend
crumb topping
  • 1 cup Sarah’s gluten free flour blend, or your favorite gluten free flour blend
  • 1 cup certified gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon chai spice blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons refined coconut oil, solid
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons So Delicious unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Start by mixing together chai spice blend. In small bowl, combine cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Set aside.*
  3. In large bowl, add peeled and sliced pears, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, cornstarch and 1 1/2 teaspoons chai spice blend. Toss gently to coat pears. Pour into 9-inch pie plate or 8×8-inch baking dish.
  4. To make crumb topping, whisk together flour flour blend, oats, 1/2 coconut sugar, almond flour, 1 teaspoon chai spice blend and salt in mixing bowl. Add coconut oil and cut with fork, until resembles course meal.
  5. Pour maple syrup and almond milk into oat mixture. Stir to combine, until crumb topping comes together.
  6. Top pears with even layer of crumb topping, breaking up large clumps with fingers. Bake pear crisp 40-45 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.
  7. Place pear crisp on cooling rack to cool slightly. Serve warm.

Notes

*Store leftover chai spice blend in old spice jar or airtight container.

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