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Pear Cardamom Crumble Bars

These sound SO FANCY. They are SO delicious and only YOU have to know how SO EASY they are to make! They make a great dessert or snack that even my kids loved!


Cardamom is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae. Both genera are native to the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia.


Cardamom is considered to be very beneficial in making hair shiny. Cardamom contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. It promotes hair growth and is effective at dandruff removal.


Cardamom is also great for the digestive system and stimulates the appetite while easing gas, nausea, indigestion, and cramping. It also helps kill off any food borne bacteria in the digestive tract, protecting you against food poisoning and gastric distress. Cardamom pods contain a compound called limonene and is known to dissolve cholesterol containing gallstones, relieve heartburn, gastroesophageal reflex (GERD), and prevent against breast, colon, liver, and stomach cancer.


I'd say after that resume, its time to get in the kitchen and make these bars. Happy eating, friends!




Ingredients:


Crust

1 cup oat flour

1 cup almond flour

4 tbsp melted coconut oil

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp salt


Filling

4 cups of chopped fresh pears

1 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 cup coconut sugar

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Juice of 1/2 a lemon


Crumble

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup sliced blanched almonds

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch of salt



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8 glass baking dish with parchment paper.


Combine all the crust ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Press dough into an even layer in the pan. Pop into the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.


While the crust bakes, combine all filling ingredients into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally. Sauté for 15-20 minutes, or until the water evaporates and a thick sauce starts to form. Remove from heat.


In a small bowl, combine all crumble ingredients until a sandy-crumble texture forms.


Pour the pear filling into the cooled crust. Spread evenly. Using your hands, sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the top.


Pop back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes, or until the crumble starts to turn golden brown at the edges.


Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan, cutting, and serving.

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