Pear Walnut Raw Crackers with Raw Pear Fig Compote

by Susan on February 29, 2012

Walnuts and pears come together beautifully in these tasty little raw crackers. Highlighted with cinnamon, sage, cracked pepper and a pinch of salt (himalayan) and topped with a raw fig-pear compote, they are the perfect little treat for tea. Well, if you don’t have time for tea, they make a great little snack any time of the day.

This little pear fig compote comes together quickly and is the perfect topping to compliment the crackers. A quick whirl in the food processor and you have a lovely, thick, tasty spread. Just two ingredients, pears and dried figs!

Walnut Pear Crackers with Pear Fig Compote


  • 2 pears, cored and puréed in food processor (I used very ripe, juicy pears.)
  • 2 cups walnuts, ground fine in food processor
  • 1 cup almonds, ground fine in food processor
  • 2 cups raw oat flour*
  • 1 cup raw flaked oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper (can add more to taste)
  • Himalayan salt to taste

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Place half the mixture on a non-stick dehydrator sheet. Top with a layer of parchment.

3. Roll out dough until it is 1/3″ thick.

4. Peel off parchment and score with knife. Dehydrate for 1 hour at 145 then reduce heat and continue to dehydrate for 5 more hours. Flip onto mesh screens and finish dehydrating until dry.

Makes 75 2 x 2 crackers

Pear Fig Compote

  • 1  pear
  • 12 dried figs, stem cut off and cut in half

1. Place pear and figs in food processor. Process until compote texture is achieved. You may need to scrape the mixture down a few times during processing.

Makes 1 cup

*You can buy raw oats and raw oat flour at Sunrise Flour Mill. Optionally, I soaked raw, organic oat groats over-night, dehydrated them and ground them into oat flour with a flour mill. I also made my own flaked oats with a flaker. Both can be purchased through Sunrise Flour Mills. 

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Susie February 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Just when I think you cannot trump your previous recipe, you do it again! Looks soooo good. Cannot wait to try this yummy combination. Your photos are magic! Thank you.


Blanka March 1, 2012 at 2:45 am

How I wish I could climb into my computer and have a little nibble right now!!! Thank you for your recipes, every one I try is fantastically yum!


Erin March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

Hi Susan,
These crackers look and sound delicious. If I make my own oat flour, how long should I dehydrate the soaked oat groats (say THAT 5 times fast 😉



Manda March 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I’ve just bought figs, walnuts, pears and oat groats with no idea what to make, just craved the flavours, and this little work of art hits my inbox – how fantastically cool :)


Faith March 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

this looks really good, and it has fulfilled my desire to see someone come up with raw crackers that do NOT contain flax!!!! lol


Ellen March 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Just wondering how to get that awful bitter taste out of the oats…I’ve tried soaking oats then dehydrating after and it still makes a nasty flavor. I tried a raw fig newton twice, the second time soaking and rinsing the oats for a few days before dehydrating and both times had to throw out alot of expensive ingredients.


Susan March 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

You are soaking them too long. Usually an overnight soak will do the trick. Cheers!


Cass March 5, 2012 at 1:05 am

My favourite raw cracker recipe yet, will definitely be a staple in our household. Compote is beautiful too, thankyou!


Lizzy March 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Your recipes always make me so inspired and happy to have found raw foods in my life. My sister Cindy is my mentor and you are my encouragement. At anytime I think I may want to go astray I only need to come here to get invigorated again. Really Susan! Your recipes are so delicious and so beautiful to look at. I wish you had a show as a chef at food They used to have a NETWORK STAR contest. Get on it girl!


Kathryn March 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Looks so elegant and sounds devine. Like the others say, you’re such an inspiration. Thank you.


Helen March 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I’me very new to preparing raw food. In fact, this will be my very first venture.
Could I use rolled oats instead of flaked oats?
I shall try to make the flour in my vitamax, although I don’t have the special flour-making container.
I’m not very sure whether the weather in the UK is really any good for having only raw foods. It can get pretty chilly over here! Can I drink hot water?


Susan March 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Rolled oats are not raw, just so you know. I live in Minnesota, very cold. I do not do a 100% raw diet. More like 80% with a higher percentage in the summer. Cheers!


michelle March 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

hi Suzan , I’d love to try and taste this beautifull , but don’t tolerate gluten at all .. ( anyway , we can’t find raw oats here )
what could I use instead of , please ?
really love your website and recipes ,

xo from France ,


Susan March 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Can you order certified gluten free oats on the internet? Cheers!


Helen March 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Thanks for the information Susan. It looks as if I’m going to have to be creative with the ingredients I use.
I’ll let everyone know when I discover something new!
Best Wishes.


kathi limbaugh March 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm

forget the crackers your photographer is phomazing, no seriously can’t wait to give them a go, mostly because they look so darn tantalizing in the pic.


Susan March 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Um…I am the photographer. :-)


kathi March 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm

rawk on! :)


Patrica March 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I have been eating raw for about a year and absolutely love it. I also received a dehydrator for Christmas and am having so much fun trying different recipes. It will be a staple in my kitchen for years to come. However, since I am new to dehydrating, when you say “finish dehydrating until dry” – I need a little bit more idea of what that is hours, days, etc. I love your recipes. Thank you for your help.


Susan March 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Dehydration time is not like oven time. It is dependent on the humidity, the type of dehydrator you have, etc. So, it is hard to give exact times. I would suggest that you just check as you go. Nothing that I have on the site requires days, or even 24 hours. Cheers!


Richgail @AstigVegan April 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Wow, I might just try the compote. I’m going raw vegan this week and I’m loving all the recipes I’m discovering. Great blog!


Charlotte January 19, 2013 at 9:17 am

Going to the store NOW! Recipes like this are why dehydrators were invented;)


rhonda May 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I tried this recipe but it did not look the same. It tasted nice but lacked presentation your thoughts?


Susan May 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Without being able to see what you did, it’s a little hard to advise… :-)


Marnie January 7, 2014 at 1:17 am

my body has never liked oats, but all the other ingredients sound so good!! i’ve been struggling when making substitutions lately in recipes. seems i can’t quite picture the right replacement. can you suggest something i could do instead of oats? i’m not really concerned with “raw”…i just really like dehydrated crackers. so healthy.


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