Pistachio And Vanilla Pear Crumble With Maple Cream

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in Nutrition, Recipes by

Your favourite pear crumble just got a healthy makeover. We’ve ditched the brown sugar, butter and cream, and replaced with heart-healthy olive oil, yoghurt and nuts for an extra health boost.

Serves 6-8



4 large pears, sliced into thin wedges, skin left on, core removed.
1 tbsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
½ tsp cinnamon, ground
½ cup golden raisins
¼ cup water
Juice of ½ lemon


1.5 cup rolled oats
½ cup roughly chopped pistachios (optional)
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons coconut oil (soft) or olive oil
½ tsp cinnamon, ground
pinch of sea salt

Maple Cream

150g natural yoghurt
1 tbsp maple syrup




1.Preheat oven to 190 °C
2. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Combine the pears, vanilla, lemon juice, raisins and water. Continuously stir until pears soften, about 15-20 minutes. Once cooked, add the cinnamon and mix through.
3. Transfer mixture to an oven-proof baking dish. Set aside.
4. Place all crumble ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined and forms a crumbly consistency .To test, press the mixture with your fingers and ensure it sticks together. If not, add a little more oil.
5. Pour crumble topping over the fruit mixture.
6. Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the crumble is golden.
7. Once cooked, pull out of the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
8. To prepare the maple cream, add yoghurt and maple in a small bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside.
9. Serve each portion of crumble with a generous dollop of maple cream.

Lasts in fridge for up to a week.

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