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Paleo Strawberry Pear Crumble #Recipe

Love this grain-free paleo strawberry pear crumble from This West Coast Mommy. Perfect for summer!

Some big changes in our home this week! Grandma moved out of our basement and into her own place (still nearby thankfully). It’s going to be a big adjustment not having her around so much, and of course the kids are especially sad to see Grandma go. They do get their playroom back though, and that seemed to take a little bit of the sting out of it, for now at least. They really loved visiting Grandma’s new house over the weekend, and they can’t wait to have a sleepover. (To be honest, neither can I!)

We had a busy May long weekend, catching up on work around the house and getting some overdue spring cleaning done. The girls also got lots of playtime outside with the other neighbourhood kids, blowing bubbles and riding their bikes. Since we had some gorgeous sunny weather, it would have been a crime not to fire up the barbecue. We had grilled chicken with homemade blueberry barbecue sauce, and I decided to make some grain-free and gluten-free strawberry pear crumble for dessert.

First step to making paleo strawberry pear crumble is to marinate the fruit in maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ginger. Yum!

It’s always a challenge recreating a recipe that normally uses wheat. Let’s be honest, there’s a certain taste and texture that wheat and gluten gives to baked goods that’s hard to achieve without. I think in many cases you have to let go of the memory and appreciate a particular recipe for what it is. That’s kind of this one. I didn’t try to recreate the exact flavour and fluffy texture of the traditional white flour crumble topping, but what I came up with was delicious all the same.

I made these crumbles in single serving ramekins and topped each with a scoop of chilled coconut cream. My two-year-old kept saying, “Mmmm,” and “Thank you, Mommy!” so I must have done something right. I was a little sad that the crumble collapsed as it cooled, but it still tasted really yummy! 

Serve this warm gluten-free paleo strawberry pear crumble with a scoop of chilled coconut cream for the perfect summer dessert.  

Paleo Strawberry Pear Crumble
Serves 4
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Filling
  1. 2 cups strawberries
  2. 1 pear
  3. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
Topping
  1. 1/2 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped
  2. 1/2 cup almond flour
  3. 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
  4. 1 tablespoon raw honey, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and cut strawberries and pear into small bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add fruit to a small bowl with maple syrup, vanilla, and ginger powder. Mix well and allow to marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Spoon fruit into 4 single serving ramekins.
  5. Toast pecans in a frying pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add to food processor and chop finely.
  6. Mix chopped pecans and almond flour together. Gently mix in coconut oil and honey until nut flour forms a crumbly mixture.
  7. Spoon nut mixture on top of fruit.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until topping is browned and fruit juices are bubbling.
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  • I’ve just read your recipe for this Paleo- Strawberry-Pear-Crumble and I think it will be delicious. We like crumbles at our place and we usually make apple. This will make a healthy change, and tasty as well. Thank you for this recipe.

  • This sounds delicious! I am always tempted by the huge containers of strawberries at Costco but never sure how I could possibly use all of them. I’m going to make this! Maybe with apples instead of pears because that’s something I always have on hand. Thanks for the great idea!

    • Oh, yes strawberries and apples go so well together! I used pear because mine were starting to get overripe and I didn’t want to waste them. Let me know what you think if you do make this. 🙂

  • Mmmmmm this recipe sounds so delicious and will definitely help with a sweet tooth craving. The ingredients listed are minimal and so easy. Can you suggest something else for the topping if you have a nut allergy? or can they just be removed?

    • Hmm, I’m not really sure what you could use instead of nuts or wheat flour. Maybe a gluten-free flour substitute? Perhaps with some seeds to add the crunch.

      • Great thanks, I shall give that ago instead. I do love a crumble and it does need a bit of crunch init. I will try some seeds see if that has the same affect.

  • If a 2 year old loved this then I’m sure i will too, lol! I just love strawberries and pears and crumbles of all kinds! Thank you for sharing, i’m pinning it for later use!

  • If a 2 year old liked it then I’m sure I will as well, lol! But seriously, they look so yummy! I just love strawberries and pears so I’m pinning the recipe for future use! Thanks for sharing!

  • I love making crumbles! There are some nice strawberries and pears in stores right now that can be used.