This crisp is sweet, juicy, chocolatey and full of flavor. It definitely hits the spot as an actual full-blown dessert. The cacao butter gives it a rich, chocolate flavor that makes even small portions very satisfying!

Chocolatey Pear Crisp [Vegan]






Cooking Time





  • 12 cups diced peeled ripe pear (about 12 large pears)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon spelt flour


  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 2 cups spelt flakes (or rolled oats)
  • 2/3 cup maple sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup rice bran oil or safflower oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

Making the filling:

  1. Add the diced pears to a 9 x 12-inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, vanilla extract and spelt flour.
  3. Pour over the pears and mix well.

Making the topping and baking the crisp:

  1. In a large bowl, mix spelt flour, spelt flakes, maple sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the cocoa butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in the oil.
  3. Pour over the dry ingredients. Mix with a spoon, then mix well with your hands until coated evenly and crumbly.
  4. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the pears.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, until the filling is bubbling and the top is golden. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.


Cocoa butter and cacao butter are the same. Check that it is food grade, not the one used for making skin care.


Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 420 | Carbs: 62 g | Fat: 20 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 166 mg | Sugar: 35 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.