Vegan Dessert Recipes: Pear Crumble Tarte with Coconut Whip

October 19, 2016
One of my friends once said that pears are the most underrated fruit out there. It’s pretty true. Especially if you think about the popularity that apples have, all year round. It seems like an apple is always an option when it comes to fruit snacks. The pear kind of gets forgotten about easily. So here is my love declaration to pears: a simple, delicious, vegan, pear crumble tarte. You can prep the crumble in no time, and it makes a wonderful dessert. Top it with some coconut whip (such as this one from SoDelicious) or ice cream to impress--et voilà! You could use other fruit with this crumble recipe as well, but I love how pears don’t become too mushy when cooked. They always keep a crunch which add a nice texture to the dessert. Their mild flavor also balances well with the sweetness and nuttiness of the crumble.
Vegan Dessert Recipes: Pear Crumble Tarte with Coconut Whip

Vegan Dessert Recipes: Pear Crumble Tarte with Coconut Whip

Recipe Type: Sweets
utensils YIELDS 4-6 people
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  • 2 pears
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup date pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 4-6 teaspoons coconut whip
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1. Start by slicing your pears and lay them out on a round tarte form.
2. Drizzle with lime juice and maple syrup.
3. In a bowl, combine oats, flour, date pieces, almonds, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and pumpkin spice. Mix well and then top pears with crumble mix evenly.
4. Pre-heat oven to 400°F and bake for 40 minutes.
5. Let cool down for 5-10 minutes and top with coconut whip or your favorite vanilla ice cream.

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Photos: Isabelle Steichen

​Isabelle grew up in Luxembourg and transitioned from an omnivore, cheese loving life to a plant-based diet after she finished her master's in urban studies in Paris and moved to NYC in January 2013. Her decision was triggered by environmental, ethical as well as health reasons. She is passionate about veganism and health and has a plant-based nutrition certificate from e-Cornell. The Plantiful is her blog and creative outlet that she uses to share her love for all things plant-based. Isabelle is also a health coach and a certified yoga teacher with focus on restorative.


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