Healthy Gluten Free Pear Cobbler

This easy pear cobbler recipe is gluten free and healthier, with Vegan options. It’s made with almond and tapioca flours and sweetened with maple or coconut sugar. You will love the cozy and warming cinnamon and spices, paired with your favorite pears.

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What are the best gluten free flours for a pear cobbler recipe

For this healthy pear cobbler recipe, we used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour and Tapioca Flour. Both flours are certified gluten free and non-gmo, too. The Almond Flour is made from whole, blanched almonds and for baking, I prefer to use blanched almond flour versus almond meal. It helps to make the texture light and fluffy. And the tapioca flour helps to give the edges a little bit of a crispy, browned texture.

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We turn to Bob’s Red Mill for gluten free and Paleo friendly baking flours and have for many years now. You’ll see us using their flours in lots of our recipes – from sweet recipes like this pear cobbler or our gluten free homemade snickerdoodles to healthy muffins like our lemon poppy seed muffins to savory dishes like our creamy Tuscan chicken! We love the quality of their products from mill to table and the fact that they’re a local Oregon company!

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What pears are best for a pear cobbler?

We love to use fresh pears – not canned. As far as which variety of fresh pears to use, take your pick! Just about any will do, so if you have a favorite go for that. We like bartlett, bosc or d’anjou. Really though, whatever is convenient and you like, go for that!

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How do you make a cobbler topping?

To make the topping for this pear cobbler, you just need a mixing bowl and some basic Paleo pantry ingredients.

  • Add all the dry topping ingredients to the bowl and give it a good whisk to make sure it’s all mixed well.
  • Cut the ghee (or coconut oil for Vegan) into the dry mixture. This just means use a fork and mix the ghee in until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Add the non-dairy milk and continue to mix until a batter forms.
  • That’s it! Now it’s ready to be put on top of the pear mixture and baked!
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Time to make this easy, healthy pear cobbler

Whether you are thinking about doing an easy baking project over the weekend or want to make a great dessert to entertain, make this gluten free pear cobbler! Everyone will love the sweet treat! Leave a comment and rating below to let us know how it goes. And don’t forget to take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood so we can check it out! We love to see what you’re making!


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Healthy Gluten Free Pear Cobbler Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6
Author: Erica Winn
This easy pear cobbler recipe is gluten free and healthier, with Vegan options. You will love the cozy and warming cinnamon and spices, paired with your favorite pears.
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Ingredients

For the cobbler topping:

For the pear filling:

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and grease a round pie dish or square baking dish.
  • Core and slice pears and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and toss. Dump into greased baking dish.
  • In the same mixing bowl you just used, whisk together the dry ingredients for the cobbler topping.
  • Using a fork, "cut" the ghee or coconut oil into the dry mixture. Just use the fork to mix the ghee or coconut oil in until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Add non-dairy milk and continue to mix with fork until a batter forms. Set aside while you prep the pears.
  • Spoon batter over the pears and spread out a bit. Transfer to oven and bake for about 35 minutes, until the topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool so it sets. Then, scoop some out and serve with non-dairy ice cream or whipped cream if you like.
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2 thoughts on “Healthy Gluten Free Pear Cobbler

  • This recipe was so easy and SO DELICIOUS! Finding this felt like a HUGE WIN. I made it with slightly underripe pears which helped them stand up to the baking. The crust was light and perfect. I will be doubling this recipe to bring to our family “oudoor/distanced/2020 thanksgiving” and can’t wait to serve it!

    • Hooray! So glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for giving it a try and for taking the time to come back and share. Hope the whole family loves it at Thanksgiving, too! 🙂

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