Looking for delicious gluten-free pear recipes? From crisp salads to warm desserts, this roundup has you covered with simple and satisfying dishes highlighting the natural sweetness of pears without the gluten. Whether on a gluten-free diet or just exploring new flavors, these recipes offer tasty pear flavors in every bite.
Pears are one of my very favorite fall fruits. They are available most of the year, but they are at their peak during the fall when apples are in season. Pears are delicious fresh, but they can be used to create so many delicious sweet and savory recipes.
Some of my favorite flavors for baking pears are with warm spices and brown sugar. If you are looking for an awesome gluten free recipe with pears to make, here are the 20 best gluten free pear recipes to try!
If you are looking for the best gluten free flour blend to take your pear baking to a new level, check out my Gluten Free Flour Guide. It is so important to ensure that you use the right flour blend.
When choosing the best pears in the grocery store, look for ripe pears that are firm but yield slightly to gentle pressure near the stem. (Note: You want Bosc and Asian pears to be firm!)
Check the pears for smooth skin without blemishes, scrapes, or bruises. The color of the pears will vary by the variety, so consider the ripeness indicator specific to the type of pear you’re buying. Whether it’s the vibrant green of Anjou pears, the golden hue of Bartletts, or the red blush of Red Bartletts you can’t go wrong with juicy sweet pears.
How To Store Pears:
I always recommend storing leftover pear recipes in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Note: If you store salad, it will only stay fresh for 1-2 days if the dressing is on the salad.
The pear desserts below are freezable and can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer or a zip-style freezer bag.
Popular Apple Desserts To Swap Pears In:
I always feel like pears fall second to apples in the fall, which is sad. Pears have incredible flavor and can be substituted in your favorite apple desserts. Try swapping fresh, juicy pears in some of these popular apple recipes!
Gluten Free Apple Cobbler – (Pictured above.) I recommend using Bartlett, Anjou, or Bosc pears in place of the apples this recipe. It will taste incredible with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Grilled Pear Gorgonzola and Candied Pecan Salad is one of our springtime “go-to” weekend lunches. Sweet, salty candied pecans are the perfect compliment to sharp gorgonzola. This salad is perfect anytime of the year, but we find ourselves eating a copious amount of salads when the signs are spring are all around us
Arugula and Pear Salad with Toasted Walnuts, originally developed for the luscious Warren Pear, works with any sturdy pear such as Bosc or D’Anjou or Red. This salad is simply perfect – flexible, tasty and so easy to make.