Rhubarb and Pear Crumble


Here is a delicious spin on the classic holiday crisp.  I’m making this unique crumble for our family Christmas celebration and I can’t wait for everyone to taste this gluten-free, dairy-free holiday dessert.

Don’t have enough of any one fruit to create a crisp?  Not to worry, simply peel and slice a combination of fresh pears, plums, apricots, nectarines or peaches.  Any combination will create a deliciously sweet crumble for your holiday guests.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar or stevia
  • 3/4 cup GF Flour Mix
  • 2 Tbsp. rice flour
  • 1 tsp. dried orange peel
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh rhubarb, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh Rome apples, sliced

Topping

  • 3/4 rice flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. ghee or butter substitute
  • 3/4 cup rice bread crumbs or gluten free cereal
  • Optional: Greek plain yogurt
  • Optional: Agave nectar
  • Optional: Fresh mint leaves

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine sugar or stevia, flours, orange peel, cinnamon and lemon juice in a small dish.  Mix this with the rhubarb slices and place into a shallow Pyrex 9 x 9 baking pan.
  • For the topping, combine flour, sugar and salt.  Cut in the ghee or butter substitute.  Slowly add in bread crumbs.
  • Sprinkle this mixture over rhubarb.
  • Bake for 45-60 min or until lightly brown and cooked.
  • Serve warm with a dollop of Greek plain yogurt, a drizzle of agave nectar and mint leaves.
  • Enjoy!

Happy Holidays from The Healthy Apple!

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11 Responses

  1. Delicious. I actually love the combo of fruit better than a single fruit because you get a delicious melange of flavors. I also appreciate you answering my question about stevia. Now I have another one. 🙂 I’ve noticed before you cook a lot with ghee and saw it again here. Now I am curious about that too. 🙂 Why ghee? I think of it a lot in Indian cooking but never thought about it for baking.

    • I enjoy using ghee with my cooking and baking. Ghee is simply clarified butter used primarily in Indian cuisine. Many of my clients say it has a bit of a ‘nutty’ flavor to it, however, unlike other butter-based products ghee has a high smoking point and I can store it in my pantry instead of the fridge for a few weeks in an air tight container… Hope this helps; give ghee a try and let me know your thoughts!!!!! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas; hope all is well with you.

      Best,

      Amie

  2. this sounds absolutely amazing!!!

    xoxo
    shelley
    http://findinghappinessandhealth.wordpress.com

  3. hmm this recipe sounds fantastic!!
    merry christmas to you my friend
    xoxo

  4. Oh wow! this looks soooo good!

  5. That sounds delicious!
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Oh my word, this looks awesome! What a good twist on the original…good work, girl!

  7. what a great dish for the holiday to share with family! i’m sure they’re gonna love it! thanks girl 🙂

    • Thanks Julie…glad you like it…I hope you enjoy it…It’s quite delish… Happy Holidays! Best,

      Amie

  8. Oh wow that sounds delish…. I love Rhubarb and pears…

  9. I found your website on Yahoo and i like your content.

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