gluten free vegan chai spiced pear crisp
RECIPE TYPE: desserts
chai spice blend
pear filling
  • 6 cups ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chai spice blend
crumb topping
  • 1 cup Sarah's gluten free flour blend
  • 1 cup certified gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon chai spice blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons refined coconut oil, solid
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons So Delicious unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Start by mixing together chai spice blend. In small bowl, combine cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Set aside.*
  3. In large bowl, add peeled and sliced pears, 1/4 cup coconut sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, cornstarch and 1 1/2 teaspoons chai spice blend. Toss gently to coat pears. Pour into 9-inch pie plate or 8x8-inch baking dish.
  4. To make crumb topping, whisk together flour flour blend, oats, 1/2 coconut sugar, almond flour, 1 teaspoon chai spice blend and salt in mixing bowl. Add coconut oil and cut with fork, until resembles course meal.
  5. Pour maple syrup and almond milk into oat mixture. Stir to combine, until crumb topping comes together.
  6. Top pears with even layer of crumb topping, breaking up large clumps with fingers. Bake pear crisp 40-45 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.
  7. Place pear crisp on cooling rack to cool slightly. Serve warm.
*Store leftover chai spice blend in old spice jar or airtight container.
Recipe by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free at