The Missing Ingredient Gluten-free Pear Clafoutis

Watch the episode “Cooking with Kids- Risotto and Pear Clafoutis” while you cook! This is a great winter dessert.

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Clafoutis is traditionally made with dark cherries but you can use any seasonal fruit to make a great dessert such as peaches, apples or pears.


-3 medium size firm, ripe Pears (I prefer Bartlett pears for baking, but others work as well).

-3 eggs

-1 ½ cup of organic heavy cream

-1/3 cup of organic cane sugar

-1 teaspoon lemon zest

-¼ teaspoon of sea salt

-2 teaspoons of organic vanilla extract

-8 tablespoons of gluten-free almond meal/ flour

-1 tablespoon of gluten-free white rice flour

-A small slice of butter for coating the baking dish and a little extra organic sugar to dust the dish


1- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2- Grease a ceramic baking dish with butter then dust the dish with organic sugar.

3- Skin and core pears then cut them into quarters, then into thinly sliced pieces.

4- Place the slices across the bottom of the dish tightly together covering the bottom of the dish completely with the fruit.

5- Place the eggs, cream and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on high speed until mixture is fluffy about 2 minutes.

6- Then add almond flour, white rice flour, salt, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Beat on a low speed for about 2 minutes. The batter should resemble the consistency of pancake batter.

7- Pour the batter over the fruit slowly covering the fruit completely.

8- Place on the center rack and bake for 40- 45 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown.

9- Serve warm.




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