Healthy Recipes

How To Make It: Sugar-Free Ginger, Pear & Pistachio Crumbles

March 18, 2021

Serves 6
Prep Time
Cook Time
Difficulty Level
3 / 5

There’s no need to skip out on dessert, even if you’re watching your health or weight. As much as they are indulgent, these ginger, pear and pistachio crumbles are also sugar-free, and can be adapted for vegan and paleo diets. You may even switch up select ingredients with the ones you crave, just to add your favourite flavours.



Preheat oven to 160 C (140 C fan-forced).

Place pears, raspberries, cornflour, ginger, syrup, juice and extract in a large bowl; toss to coat fruit in mixture. Divide mixture among 6 x 1 cup (250 ml) ovenproof dishes.


Process nuts until chopped roughly. Transfer to a medium bowl, stir in oats, oil and extra syrup and extract; spoon over fruit mixture.


Bake, uncovered, for 1 hr. Cover with foil; bake for a further 15 mins or until crumble topping is golden and pears are soft.


To serve, sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the top and accompany with yoghurt.

TIP If you can’t find sugar-free vanilla yoghurt, simply stir vanilla extract through greek-style yoghurt. You can find freeze-dried pomegranate seeds at health food stores. For vegan and paleo diets use coconut milk yoghurt. For paleo, substitute arrowroot for cornflour.