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


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.


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


  • 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.


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