Curried Pear Crumble and Ziggy Marley 3

What do a Curried Pear Crumble and Ziggy Marley have in common? Delicious coconut oil, that’s what! 

Curried Pear Crumble

Mildly sweet, a bit salty and aromatic curry….VERY light and satisfying. 

Those were the words I jotted down when I was writing up this recipe.  We weren’t especially hungry after dinner but wanted something  sweet.  I opened the pantry door and Ziggy Marley was staring out. That was it! The Ziggy Marley organic Coco’mon curry flavored coconut oil, I got from Native Sun!  Lots of times I find curry dishes with raisins so I knew I could create a dessert with this. I grabbed the oats and agave too and whipped this dish up in a minute.

If you have regular coconut oil, that will work too but if you can find the Ziggy Marley brand, I say go for it.  His website features this quote, “If I was given a choice and saw something that was genetically modified and saw something else from nature, I would choose the stuff that’s from nature. I don’t want to put anything into my body that’s not natural, that wasn’t created by nature, because we are a part of nature.” What’s not to love?!

My four year old daughter and I shared this crumble – she called it pear pie – and we both loved it.

Curried Pear Crumble

Curry? In a dessert? Yes! Get a little crazy!

This recipe will appeal to both the folks that love curry and those that aren’t too fond of it because the amount of curry added is so slight and the curry in the coconut oil is not overpowering.  But if you are a curry lover I encourage you to add more curry powder!  There are many different curry blends and we tend to think of curries with savory dishes, but the one I chose had some nutmeg and ginger in it along with other spices such as black pepper and cumin – all these flavors come together and compliment the sweet pears and raisins.

What I love about natural desserts where you incorporate fruit is that they actually have vitamins and minerals that you won’t find when you rip open that prepackaged dessert. Those of you that follow me regularly probably note that I leave the long list of vitamins and minerals under the calories fat and carbs; why? Because that is what is important for your body to function!


Curried Pear Crumble

Curried Pear Crumble
Serves 2
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  1. 1 ripe red Bartlett pear
  2. 3 Tbsp rolled oats
  3. 1 tsp coconut oil
  4. 1 dash curry powder
  5. 1 dash coarse grind sea salt
  6. 1 tsp agave nectar
  7. 1/2 Tbsp raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Slice pear and remove core; layer in a small baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix oats, coconut oil, curry powder, salt, agave and raisins in a small bowl; spread evenly over pears; bake 12 minutes or until top is brown and pear is soft.
  1. Vegan and Gluten Free
  2. Please note, Ziggy Marley coconut oil doesn't seem to be available at this time.
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Nutrition Facts
2 Servings
Amount Per Serving 

Calories 114.2
Total Fat 3.1 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 78.0 mg
Potassium 126.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Sugars 4.3 g
Protein 1.4 g

Vitamin A 0.4 %
Vitamin B-6 2.0 %
Vitamin C 5.7 %
Vitamin E 2.7 %
Calcium 1.9 %
Copper 9.8 %
Folate 3.6 %
Iron 5.6 %
Magnesium 8.0 %
Manganese 39.9 %
Niacin 1.3 %
Pantothenic Acid 2.6 %
Phosphorus 8.9 %
Riboflavin 3.4 %
Selenium 1.3 %
Thiamin 8.8 %
Zinc 4.7 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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