Apple and Pear Crumble

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The holiday season always needs a festive dessert or two, but it can feel like everything is “off-limits” in the holiday dessert’s department when you’re in the elimination phase of AIP or not very far into your reintroduction phase. Never fear! I’ve got your back with this delicious crumble recipe.

Better yet, I’ve tested it on two picky teenagers, a husband who eats as he pleases, and unsuspecting friends. It has been a winner every time! You can serve this with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and take it to share at all the parties in between and everyone will love it.

Apple & Pear Crumble
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Serves: 6 servings
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl mix all filling ingredients. Pour into a 9-inch pie plate. Set aside while making topping.
  3. Add all topping ingredients to bowl of a food processor. Pulse off and on to combine, stopping as soon as large crumbles form.
  4. Top filling in pie plate with topping mixture, using your fingers to break up and spread crumbles evenly.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.
If you do not have access to leaf lard, palm shortening is the best substitute. If you don't have coconut flour, replace the 1 tablespoon with cassava flour. I use the coconut flour, because it gives the crumble a texture more akin to crumble recipes that utilize oatmeal.


About Angie Alt

Angie Alt is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness. She helps others take charge of their health the same way she took charge of her own after suffering with celiac disease, endometriosis, and lichen sclerosis; one nutritious step at a time. Her special focus is on mixing “data with soul” by looking at the honest heart of the autoimmune journey (which sometimes includes curse words). She is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Nutritional Therapy Consultant through The Nutritional Therapy Association and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: Eating for All Phases of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol and The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. You can also find her on Instagram.


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