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Pear Crisp with Vanilla Sauce Recipe

What You'll Need


1 cup dried pears

2 cups pear juice

14-16 large pears (Bosc or Bartlett)

1 cup brown rice syrup

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of sea salt

3 Tbsp arrowroot dissolved in ½ cup of the pear juice


1⅓ cups raw walnuts

5 cups gluten-free or regular rolled oats

2 cups brown rice flour

1 tsp sea salt

Pinch of cloves

½ tsp dried ginger

½ tsp maple sugar

1 cup brown rice syrup

¾ cup applesauce, unsweetened

½ cup pure maple syrup

1 Tbsp vanilla


1 quart unsweetened vanilla soy milk

1 cup brown rice syrup

¼ cup pure maple syrup

2 vanilla beans (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)

Pinch of sea salt

6 Tbsp kuzu (or 4 tablespoons arrowroot)

6 Tbsp of water

How to Make It


1 Soak dried pears in 1½ cups pear juice for 10 minutes.

2 Remove the pears from the juice, setting the juice aside.

3 Chop dried pears into small ¼ inch pieces.

4 Peel, core and slice fresh pears into long thin wedges.

5 In baking pan, mix sliced pears, juice saved from soaking pears, chopped pears, brown rice syrup, nutmeg and sea salt.

6 Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.

7 Remove from heat and fold in arrowroot mixture.


1 Toast walnuts in pan on stovetop, or in oven, until fragrant. Be mindful not to let walnuts burn. Chop coarsely. Set aside.

2 In a large bowl, mix together oats, rice flour, sea salt, walnuts, spices and maple sugar.

3 Whisk rice syrup, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla together.

4 Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix thoroughly.

5 Crumble oat topping mixture over baked pears.

6 Bake at 350 degrees F, covered for 40 minutes.

7 Uncover and bake 20 minutes more.


1 Slice vanilla beans in half and place in small pot with soymilk.

2 Add all ingredients except kuzu and water.

3 Bring to slightly less than a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.

4 Strain out the pods of vanilla.

5 Thoroughly dissolve kuzu in 6 tablespoons of water and add to pot. Stir until the texture changes and the cloudiness clears. Turn off heat. Do not boil.

6 Drizzle sauce on pear crisp when serving.

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