Here's a fun fall dessert to serve as the leaves start to fall and the weather begins to turn a bit brisk. I've also made a tasty Apple Pistachio Crisp on my website if you're more an apple fan than a pear fan!

The finished pistachio pear crisp.Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. stevia or other sugar substitute
  • 3 Tbsp. Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 5 fresh pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour such as Better Batter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oats such as Bob's Red Mill
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dairy free yogurt such as So Delicious Coconut Yogurt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine stevia, 1 tablespoon melted butter, cinnamon and orange zest. Add pears; gently toss to combine. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, pistachios, oats, and remaining butter. Using your fingers, mix to form a crumb consistency. Sprinkle crumbs over apples. Drizzle with freshly squeezed orange juice. Cover and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbling. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with dairy-free yogurt. Enjoy!

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