Paleo Style Fruit Crisp

Pear & Blueberry Paleo Fruit Crisp. #paleo #vegan #glutenFree, #Kosher #blueberries, #pears #coconut #almondFlour

Things I learned today, part 4:

– 35 degree weather can, indeed, feel like a heat wave. And I’m not really sure how to feel about that. It’s awesome and borderline pathetic all at the same time.

– If you wear your brand new running shoes right after a snow storm, they will no longer look new. The filthy, black slush on the ground will make sure to take care of that.

– There is one good thing about running on roads covered in slush, ice and snow: it works your legs as if you were running on sand. So, in a way, it’s almost like running on the beach. Except, you’re wearing 10 layers of clothing. And the ocean is nowhere to be found. And if you fall, there’s a good chance you’ll break your neck. Ok, so it’s nothing like running on the beach. But it’s a hell of a workout! ( glass half full people, glass half full…)

– I came to realize, again, how much I detest this weather. Between the snow storms, below freezing temps and being stuck in the house for days, the feeling just keeps getting stronger. This polar vortex thing or whatever you wanna call it can kiss my grits

Pear & Blueberry Paleo Fruit Crisp. #paleo #vegan #glutenFree, #Kosher #blueberries, #pears #coconut #almondFlour

But on a warmer, happier note, this whole being-stuck-at-home-for-days thing means we get to spend (a lot of) time in the kitchen. And yummyย  little gems like this paleo style fruit crisp are created. Nothing fancy or complicated. But comforting and satisfying enough, that it almost makes you feel like you’re eating a slice of warm banana bread. Or at least that’s how we feel about it (again, trying to stay positive here!).

And I know we’ve been using the term “paleo” a lot lately, but these recipes just happen to beย  paleo friendly so, why not?

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Pear & Blueberry Paleo Fruit Crisp. #paleo #vegan #glutenFree, #Kosher #blueberries, #pears #coconut #almondFlour

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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 medium apple, diced
  • 1 large bosc pear, diced
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil plus some a little extra to grease the ramekins, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp grade B maple syrup (you can also use raw honey), you can use more to taste if you wish
  • Coconut whipped cream (optional). For recipe, click here (omit sugar to make it Paleo friendly)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease 4-6 ramekins (depending on the size) with coconut oil and place them on a baking sheet
  2. Combine diced apples, pears, blueberries and bananas in a large bowl. Add lemon and orange juice and chia seeds. Toss well and set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, combine almond meal, shredded coconut, coconut oil and honey or maple syrup. Mix well using a fork or your fingers
  4. Spoon fruit on greased ramekins and top generously with almond meal mixture
  5. Cover loosely with tin foil and bake at 375F for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 12-15 minutes until golden brown
  6. Serve warm with a dollop of coconut whipped cream



Pear & Blueberry Paleo Fruit Crisp. #paleo #vegan #glutenFree, #Kosher #blueberries, #pears #coconut #almondFlour

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25 Responses to Paleo Style Fruit Crisp

  1. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs January 27, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    I’m hating the cold weather too, and I suppose it’s nowhere near as cold as the states where I live… but it is still so so cold. Running in the (filthy) snow feels terrible uuugh. Glad you had these fruit crisp to make up for it! They look fabulous! <3
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

      Thank you so much. Can’t wait for this weather to get better. Doesn’t look like it’s going to anytime soon though! Stay warm!!

  2. Jenny @ BAKE January 27, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    I love the crunch of paleo crisps over their sugar and butter cousins! your fruit filling sounds delicious too
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

      Thanks!! Yes, that crunch is yummy and slightly healthier! Looks like we had the same idea, using pears for our recipes. Your tart looks fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan January 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    Fruits and seeds and nuts = YUM! So, seeing this is so healthy – maybe I could eat this instead of running in the snow? I think I would be one happy camper cooped up inside with a bucket – i meant – bowl of this crisp!
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Hahahaha! Yes, those were my thoughts as I was outside stepping on freezing cold puddles and filthy slush!! And I like that bucket idea by the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. A January 28, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Love it! the heat wave, the beach (or not) the awful temps. and the fruit cup

    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

      Haha, I’ll take the beach and the fruit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen January 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    What a fabulous mixture of fruit! I’ve been trying to consume less gluten lately and love using almond meal. These look delicious!
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Thank you!! Yes, we loooove almond meal. Great texture and nutty taste!

  6. Aimee / Wallflower Girl January 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I made something very similar to this and it was delicious. Unfortunately I ate it all before I could photograph it haha! Yours looks sublime and I like the addition of chia seeds (they are always welcome on my plate)
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

      Hahaha, I have to say, that happens to us A LOT! And we love chia seeds. We use them any chance we get!!

  7. Mary Frances January 28, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    I feel you! This weather is bringing out the “detester” in me, too ๐Ÿ™‚ When it was +20 degrees, it WAS like a heatwave … pathetic! This fruit crisp is anything but – all the fruit (bananas, blueberries and pears are so creative!) and the coconut puts it over the edge! Yum!
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    • Vicky & Ruth January 29, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

      Hahaha, thank you!!! This little treat will definitely warm you up. Will this ever end??? Feels like it’s been cold forever!!!

  8. Melinda (Kitchen Tested) January 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    This is a beautiful crisp and I love the topping! Definitely adding this to my Paleo arsenal.

    • Vicky & Ruth February 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Thanks! Super easy to make, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Ronnie Fein January 31, 2014 at 1:31 am #

    Nothing beats the fragrance and taste of fruit crisp on a cold winter day. I can’t eat bananas but can substitute. Looks fabulous.

    • Vicky & Ruth February 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

      We used bananas to add natural sweetness to the crisp, without adding extra honey.I wonder if you could use red grapes instead.

  10. Yosef - This American Bite January 31, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Amazing, and I love the bowls to.. Do you know where they are from?
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    • Vicky & Ruth February 2, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

      Thanks! We actually got them at Target. We often find great stuff there!

  11. Couldn't Be Parve February 2, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    This sounds like the perfect treat for a cold day!
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  12. Sarah Klinkowitz February 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    So perfect for the freezing weather!
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  13. Melissa {lilmisscakes} February 10, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    This looks delicious! Perfect treat for a snowy day, I love fruit crisps.
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    • Vicky & Ruth February 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

      Yes… And look like we’ll be eating lots of it this winter! ๐Ÿ™

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