Spiced Pear Breakfast Nut Crumble

My mom was recently telling me about how my grandma can’t eat raw fruit anymore, and how much she misses it. Since I’m in the same boat, I started thinking about how to work in cooked fruit. I came up with this easy baked pear dish that is perfect for breakfast served with yogurt or even as a light dessert.

Start with the nuts!Image

Then bake them.P1000540

While that’s baking, prepare the fruit. Here’s what you’ll need.P1000541

And here’s what it will look like ready to go into the oven.P1000542

And coming out of the oven…P1000543

Breakfast of champions!P1000545

Sea Salt Nut Crunchies Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw nuts (I used half hazelnuts, half almonds, but any combination you like is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Spiced Pear Filling Ingredients

  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, and chopped into bite size pieces
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or equivalent of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Add all ingredients for the sea salt nut crunchies to a food processor with the blade attached. Process until they are broken down a bit but not yet turned into a nut meal.
  • Spread mixture on a parchment paper or silicone mat-lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until they are fragrant but not browned. Resist the urge to eat all the warm nuts, but go ahead and eat a few because they are reaalllyyyyy good.
  • While nuts are baking, combine all ingredients except for butter in a small casserole dish. Resist the urge to gobble up all your spiced pears raw. Place the pieces of butter on top.
  • Turn oven up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 30 minutes, until fruit is soft and liquid is bubbling. Top with nut mixture and serve plain or with yogurt.

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