brown butter pear and apple crisp

My quota for a happy Sunday, equals, lazy sleep in, beach time, happy animal blessings- a huge frog, our resident soaring eagle and the hummingbird who says hello now and again. An afternoon spent making Kimchi (working on perfecting the recipe) 8 bountiful jars to be exact and to top it all off this melt in your mouth, even the cat licked the plate, brown butter pear & apple crisp, oh my! No oats were harmed in the making of this crisp, it’s grain-free and oh so nourishing.  I really wanted that carmel brown butter effect, it goes so beautifully with pears, but you could definitely swap it out for ghee, or coconut oil and make this palesupeofied (super paleofied). If you aren’t fully into the dino-chow and you enjoy a few toasty oats, check out my blackberry rhubarb crumble and sub the berries and rhubarb for apples and pears. But I promise you won’t miss the oats, really, you don’t even need ’em to have a luscious summer crisp as this.



Getting a little fancy, a scoop of coconut ice cream ( I like larry & luna’s) is divine atop this creation! Of course its also delicious naked as it is, which is how I will be having it for breakfast tomorrow, with a nice coffee.

brown butter pear and apple crumble

There’s really nothing better than dessert for breakfast. I wonder how bulletproof coffee would taste with a little brown butter?


Brown Butter Pear & Apple Crisp
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Serves: 4
  • ½ C butter or ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 C diced pears
  • 2 C diced apples
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • ⅓ C coconut sugar
  • 1 C almond meal
  • ½ C chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbs coconut flour
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter (If using ghee or coconut you can skip this step) on medium low heat until the milk solids start to turn brown, this usually takes about 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a cast iron skillet add 1 Tbs of brown butter as well as the apples, pears and vanilla. Cover and allow fruit to get nice and soft before removing from heat.
  4. Mix together the almond meal, sea salt, cinnamon, walnuts, coconut flour and the remaining brown butter to form a crumbly topping.
  5. Sprinkle topping on the fruit mixture and put skillet in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Add some extra walnuts on top and serve



Mmmmmmm…enjoying the fruit while it’s here! Love, love, LOVE.

& a delicious quote to inspire your soul.

“As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being.  If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more than the thin, sketchy outline of the few things that you noticed, and of those only what you thought worth remembering. Is it surprising that an existence so experienced seems so empty and bare that its hunger for an infinite future is insatiable? But suppose you could answer, “It would take me forever to tell you, and I am much too interested in what’s happening now.” How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god? And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment—from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies—how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?”

~ Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are


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