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Pear Whipped Cream

A healthier, plant-based version of your favorite dessert topping, perfect for baked goods like Sweet and Tart Baked Apples.

  • Author: Chef AJ
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 (28 ounce) jar of pears in their own juice
  • 1/3 cup cashews, raw
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum


  1. Drain pears and reserve juice for another use.
  2. In a blender, blend pears until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and blend until incorporated.
  4. Serve over fruit desserts.

Notes: You can substitute unsweetened jarred peaches in their own juice for the pears.

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Chef AJ

Chef AJ

Chef AJ has followed a plant-based diet for over 36 years. She is a chef, culinary instructor, professional speaker, and author. She is the author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. The book is half confessional memoir, half delectable recipes. It chronicles her journey from junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that heal the body. Many of her recipes can be seen on her YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian.