Gluten-Free Pear Cobbler

Rustic, gluten-free drop biscuits top fresh pears for an old-fashioned fall or winter treat suitable for celiacs. I use comice pears that are naturally very sweet and juicy even when firm to ensure natural sweetness that will maintain their shape after cooking.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds Comice pears - peeled, cored, and cubed

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ cup white rice flour

  • ¼ cup brown rice flour

  • ¼ cup buckwheat flour

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ cup cold milk, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cube 1 tablespoon of butter and place in an 8-inch round baking dish.

  2. Place pears in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss to coat. Sprinkle cornstarch over pears and toss to coat. Set aside.

  3. Whisk white rice flour, brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, flaxseed meal, brown sugar, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Cut in remaining butter until the mixture resembles coarse pebbles. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough begins to pull together and form a ball.

  4. Pour the pears into the prepared baking dish, covering the cubed butter. Drop walnut-sized balls of dough on top, pushing down to flatten and form a crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until top has browned and pears are bubbling, about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
7g Fat
29g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 172mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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