Sometimes I need a coffee break with some flaky, buttery gluten free pear scones. I don't know about you, but I have become a scone addict lately. They are perfect with my morning coffee!
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Pears and gorgonzola are a flavor combination that must have been made in heaven. I am not the only one who gravitates towards this pairing...I have seen pear and gorgonzola salads on restaurant menus for years. Have you tried this yet?
Do you have a favorite flavor combination that has never let you down? If you do, go ahead and use those flavors in an unexpected way. It may surprise you how good it can be :-).
These scones will not disappoint. Even my kids liked this pear scone recipe, and they don't like gorgonzola cheese!"
With a pastry blender, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients.
Add the pears and the rest of the wet ingredients.
What pears are best to use?
You can use any pears in this recipe. Green and red pears are softer when ripe and for that reason, I like to use them best when baking. Bosc pears tend to stay hard, which will be a little different in this recipe..
Shape the raw dough on parchment paper in a large circle and make half cuts in the dough with a sharp knife.
Can you bake these in a scone pan?
You can easily bake this scone batter in a scones pan if it is easier for you! I highlight several above. I have the Nordic Mini Scone pan and you can see it in action in this gluten free peach scones recipe.
⏲️ Baking time:
Bake the scones for 30 minutes until they are slightly golden. After baking, you can cut along the cut lines you made in the dough.
How do you know when they are done baking?
Your scones will be done baking when they are a golden color. You can insert a toothpick in the middle of one to test. If the toothpick comes back clean, your scones are done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, they need to bake a little longer.
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Gluten free flour blends:
For this recipe, I use individual gluten free flours, but you can easily use King Arthur GF Measure for Measure or Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF Blend instead. Both of these blends have Xanthan Gum mixed in.
Note: If your gluten free flour blend doesn't have it, you will want to add 1 teaspoon.
More Delicious Gluten Free Scone Recipes To Try:
- Gluten Free Maple Glazed Bacon Scones
- Easy Gluten Free Strawberry Scones
- Gluten Free Sweet Potato Scones
- Gluten Free Coconut Pecan Date Scones
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour, *I love Authentic Foods flour blend because it is milled super fine.
- 3/4 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 2 tablespoons organic sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pears, chopped
- 1 stick butter, cold
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Add cold butter in small chunks.
- With a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour until it looks grainy.
- Add wet ingredients, pears and cheese.
- Mix well.
- Put a piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
- Put the dough on top of the parchment paper and shape to a round circle about 2 inches tall.
- With a knife, cut the dough into slices. (As shown in the photo above)
- Do not separate the dough slices.
- Bake for 25 minutes until done.
- Scones should look slightly golden.
- Cut along the lines you previously cut and allow to cool.
I used individual flours to make this recipe. You can easily substitute a gluten free flour blend like King Arthur Measure for Measure or Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.
If you want to try other gluten free scone recipes, try these Fontina and Herb Scones.