This delicious Pear Apple Cobbler is the perfect dessert for cooler weather. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo, using cassava flour for the light and flaky topping.

dessert in a bowl with spoon and raisins

The Best Pear Cobbler

One of my favorite fruits of the fall and winter are pears. I buy them whenever I see them at the market, and I love to munch on them as healthy snack. But, for a healthy baked dessert that uses ripe pears and apples as the base, I think you are going to love this Grain-Free Pear & Apple Crumble. 

You can use whatever type of pear you like for this recipe, but you’ll need to wait for them to be ripe before you use them. It can take up to a week for pears to ripen, but you can speed up that process by placing them in a paper bag for a few days. 

I recommend using apples along with the pears in this recipe, just because the combination of both of the textures, along with the crumbly topping is just divine. 

apples and pears in a white colander

Making the Topping

I use cassava flour to make the topping for this recipe. Cassava is a whole foo that comes from a root and is dehydrated and ground into flour. If you don’t have any cassava flour on hand, you can always use your favorite gluten-free flour. 

The cobbler topping is delicate and deliciously sweet with some maple syrup. I used coconut oil in the topping to keep it vegan, but you could also use a grass-fed ghee instead of coconut oil for a more buttery, paleo version.

cobbler in a white baking dish

Recipe Steps

  • You’ll need to preheat your oven and get a glass dish ready.
  • Chop the apples and pears into bite-sized pieces and place in a medium mixing bowl. Stir the lemon juice and raisins with the chopped apple and pear and pour into the baking dish.

chopped apples and pears in a white baking dish

  • Cover the baking dish with foil and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • While the fruit is baking, make the crumble topping.
  • Combine the cassava flour, baking powder, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Use your fingers to mix the ingredients together to form the crumb topping.
  • Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven and dollop the crumb topping on top.
  • Place the baking dish back in the oven, uncovered, for another 30 minutes.

bowl of pear cobbler with raisins

FAQs

Can I use regular wheat flour for this recipe? 

Yes, you can. 

Can I use just apples or just pears for this recipe? 

Yes, absolutely! You can use whatever type of fruit you have on hand.

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cobbler in a bowl with apples and a spoon

Apple Pear Cobbler


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This delicious Pear Apple Cobbler is the perfect dessert for cooler weather. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo, using cassava flour for the light and flaky topping.


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Ingredients

For the fruit base:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 5 medium sweet red apples, such as Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Gala
  • 2 large pears
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice (from about ½ of a medium lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins

For the crumble:

  • ¾ cup cassava flour, or your favorite gluten-free flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Spray a 8”x 8” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Chop the apples and pears into bite-sized pieces and place in a medium mixing bowl. Stir the lemon juice and raisins with the chopped apple and pear and pour into the baking dish.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and place in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • While the fruit is baking, make the crumble topping.
  • Combine the cassava flour, baking powder, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Use your fingers to mix the ingredients together to form the crumb topping.
  • Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven and dollop the crumb topping on top.
  • Place the baking dish back in the oven, uncovered, for another 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

The topping will not be super crumbly, but more like a biscuit topping that will rise a little bit when it is baked.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free

Keywords: how to make a grain-free fruit cobbler using cassava flour, grain free dessert, gluten free vegan fruit bake

 

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