These Vegan Cranberry Pear Crumble Mini Pies are easy to make and great when you want smaller servings of desserts for yourself and your partner or for a small family. The sweetness of the pears balances well the cranberries. It is a burst of fall spices and buttery crusts that is bound to satisfy all food lovers!
I have to admit I was not the biggest fan of cranberries before. When I was little, I remember having some cough medicine that was cranberry flavored and really really hated the taste of it. So every year when thanksgiving rolls around and cranberry sauce or desserts were served, I steered away from it, not really understanding how others liked the taste of it. I tried eating a raw one too but still was not convinced it was good.
A couple years ago, my friend invited me to a family dinner. I was talking to my friend when her mom passed me a slice of a cranberry pie. My first thought was that I really don’t want to have it, thinking about the taste of the cough medicine I had before, but I didn’t have it in my heart to say no to her when she was so genuine and kind. I took the smallest bite, thinking about ways I can say I cannot finish it, but to my surprise, the pie was amazing and did not taste like cough medicine at all. The crust was flaky and buttery and the cranberry filling was just sweet enough and packed with the warm spices of fall. I was so glad I could finish it and not have to throw it away.
I started baking with cranberries more often during fall now, knowing it is such a wonderful seasoning ingredient. I made these Vegan Cranberry Pear Crumble Mini Pies that you can also make as one large pie. The mini size is great to serve for small families knowing that many families don’t want really large serving recipes. So if you are looking for something new to have for your Thanksgiving or Christmas this year, these mini pies are perfect for you!
Are you ready to make these cranberry pear crumble pies? Let’s start baking!
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