This paleo pear and blueberry crisp is a delicious fruity dessert that will please almost anyone.
The crunchy topping for this dish is incredibly easy to make and it matches the filling perfectly. The filling consists of blueberries, pears, and a little bit of mixed spice. It’s a flavor combination that will have you going back for seconds.
Depending on where you live in the world, this dish might be called crumble instead of crisp. For example, here in Australia, we call it crumble, but over in the United States, it’s referred to as a crisp.
A single batch of this crisp should feed roughly six people. However, it really depends on how hungry people are and if you’re serving it with anything extra.
Tweaking the Recipe
If you think you can improve on this recipe, then below are just a couple of examples of what you can do.
You can add some different spices into the topping and filling for a little more flavor. I currently use a combination of mixed spice and cinnamon, but something like nutmeg will be an excellent addition.
Chopped nuts will be a great addition to the topping. Almonds, walnuts, or even hazelnuts will work very nicely in this dessert. I recommend picking your favorite nut and using that.
More fruit can be added into the filling for more flavor. Apples match nicely with both pear and blueberries, so it’s the ideal choice if you wanted to add more fruit.
Be sure to let us know if you have any tweaks to this recipe that you would like to share.
Serving this Blueberry and Pear Crisp
If you’re looking for something to go with this pear and blueberry crisp, then below are a couple of suggestions.
Something such as a creamy coconut custard will go down a treat with this dessert. You will need to either make it from scratch or buy a paleo-friendly version from the supermarket.
Another option is some delicious vanilla bean ice-cream. You will need to either find a paleo-friendly variety or cheat and enjoy some regular ice-cream.
The leftovers of this dish are undoubtedly well worth keeping. You can store the leftovers in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer for a few months.
Personally, I love having this for breakfast the next day. It’s pretty good cold, so if you don’t have the time or equipment to reheat the leftovers, then don’t be afraid to eat it cold.
If you want to see how to prepare and cook this pear and blueberry crisp, then be sure to check out the video below. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe and some tips right below.
Paleo Pear & Blueberry Crisp Recipe
Blueberry and Pear Filling
- 5 Pears, cored and sliced
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp mixed spice
- 250g (9 oz) blueberries
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 Tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- Preheat an oven to 180°C (350°F).
- Place the pear chunks into a saucepan along with the lemon juice and mixed spice.
- Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the pear has softened.
- Meanwhile, prepare the crumble by placing all the topping ingredients into a bowl.
- Using your fingers, mix the ingredients until they resemble a crumbly mix.
- Mix the blueberries into the pear mix and pour it into a greased 8×8 baking dish.
- Top with the crumble mix and place into the preheated oven.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Serve & Enjoy.
- Depending on what's available and affordable, you can use either fresh or frozen blueberries.
- If you’re ok with eating butter while on the paleo diet, then you can swap the coconut oil out for butter instead. You will likely get a better result.
- Add chopped nuts to the topping for a crunchier flavorsome topping.
The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
More Paleo-Friendly Desserts
There are a ton of other paleo desserts that you might want to check out. Below are a couple of suggestions on what else you can do.
The apple crisp is very similar to this dish and it is perfect if you have a lot of apples that need to be used. It’s one of my favorite desserts, especially after a large dinner.
Another fruity paleo dessert that is well worth trying is the paleo baked apples. It’s the perfect dessert if you love hot oven-baked apples filled with delicious fruit and nut filling.
I hope that you enjoy this incredibly delicious paleo blueberry and pear crisp. If you have any variations, feedback, or just some tips that you would like to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.