Pear Crumble

In times of stress, people generally search for sweets to help them find relief.

It’s understandable… sweets are comfort foods.

Believe it or not, I even know someone that when he is stressed out, will eat jam or jelly with a spoon straight out of the jar! I cannot imagine doing that, but I totally get it.

If you have found yourself feeling super-stressed by all that’s going on in the world, and are seeking some sweet relief, try this pear crumble instead.

It’s sweet, but not sickly sweet like eating straight-up sugar (or jam out of the jar).

Plus, it does have fiber to keep things running smoothly, ginger that promotes digestive wellness, and allspice to ward off bugs and pathogens.

Hey, if you’re going down the sugary path, you might as well go down with something delicious that has a healthy benefit for you  🙂


Pear Crumble
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Food is medicine
Serves: 4-5 servings
  • 4 pears, cored and diced
  • ¼ cup organic pear nectar (or other juice as a sweetener)
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup whole grain all-purpose flour
  • ⅓-1/2 cup organic maple sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger powder
  • ½ tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 3-4 tbsp. butter softened
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place diced pears in a 9x9 casserole dish with pear nectar and lemon juice.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, maple sugar, ginger, allspice, and sea salt.
  4. Work softened butter into the flour mixture until it looks like crumbs.
  5. Top pears with crumb mixture.
  6. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.