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Poached Pear Gingerbread

Poached Pear Gingerbread

A gluten-free, vegan perfectly spiced loaf that is PEARfect for the holiday season. Or any season really.

Ingredients

Poached Pears

  • 2-3 pears
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp clove buds
  • slices of orange peels
  • 4 cups water

Gingerbread

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 dates

Instructions

Poached Pears

  • Peels the pears and place in a small pot with the spices.
  • Cover with water.
  • Bring to simmer on the stove until the pears are fork tender.

Gingerbread

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the almond milk and vinegar in a small bowl. Set it aside for 5 minutes to "curdle" and make vegan buttermilk.
  • Mix buttermilk with the rest of the wet ingredients.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then carefully fold into the wet mix.
  • Pour batter into a lined loaf pan.
  • Carefully submerge the cooled pears into the batter.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, then let the loaf cool for 20 minutes before removing from the pan.

Caramel Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat on the stove.
  • Stir in coconut sugar until dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  • Add to a blender with the dates and puree until smooth.
  • Drizzle over the gingerbread loaf when it's time to eat.

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