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.

A collage of four recipes that feature pears.

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.

Four photos of the most popular pear varieties.

Pear Varieties:

Pears come in many varieties, but these are the most commonly found pears at your local grocery store.

  • Bartlett Pears
  • Anjou Pears (Including Red Anjou)
  • Bosc Pears
  • Comice
  • Asian Pears – I often see these at the market, but I rarely use these in recipes. They are delicious to eat uncooked!

You may also have fun with these incredible Gluten-Free Prickly Pear recipes!

How To Select The Perfect Pears:

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.

A serving of apple cobbler on a small white plate. It is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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!
  • Gluten Free Apple Crisp – I recommend using Bartlett, Anjou, or Bosc pears in this recipe.
  • Gluten Free Apple Dumplings – I think a firmer pear like Bosc is better in a recipe like this because it will hold up to the dumpling pie crust wrap better.

If you are looking for more apple recipes to use pears in, check out all of my gluten free apple recipes!

Gluten Free Pear Recipes:

Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes with Pear
Sandi Gaertner
Gluten Free Pear and buckwheat pancakes
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maple syrup being poured onto a stack of gluten free buckwheat pancakes
Pear Smoothie Bowl
Sandi Gaertner
Creamy pear smoothie bowl.
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Pomegranate and Wine Poached Pears
Two of autumn’s favorite fruits are paired to make these stunning and elegant pomegranate and red wine poached pears dessert.
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Photo credit: Family Spice – Laura Bashar
Pomegranate and Wine Poached Pears
Spiced Pear Oatmeal
Cozy warming spices permeate this healthy pear oatmeal boosted with chia and flax seeds and topped with a caramelized pear topping.
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Photo credit: Gina Matsoukas
Spiced Pear Oatmeal
Gluten-free brie and pear quiche (GF, Veg)
Studded with fragrant fresh thyme and sauteed leeks, this gluten-free brie and pear quiche is a stunning centrepiece for your next summer gathering.
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Photo credit: Privet Prints
Gluten-free brie and pear quiche (GF, Veg)
Jasmine Tea Poached Pears | Sift & Simmer
This recipe for Jasmine Tea Poached Pears features tender pears infused in a fragrant and aromatic jasmine green tea.
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Photo credit: Michelle Sift & Simmer
Jasmine Tea Poached Pears | Sift & Simmer
Dried Pears
Dehyrated pears make a delicious, healthy pear chip No added sugar or other ingredients needed to make these dried pears.
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Photo credit: Kathy Berget
Dried Pears
Citrus and Pear Spinach Salad – Recipe by Blackberry Babe
This will be your new favorite healthy spinach salad recipe! Fresh spinach leaves, arugula, onion, pears, almonds and homemade dressing.
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Photo credit: Michelle Goth
Citrus and Pear Spinach Salad - Recipe by Blackberry Babe
Pear and Almond Cake (Gluten-Free)
This Flourless Pear and Almond Cake is a deliciously light and moist gluten-free cake to enjoy with your afternoon tea or for dessert!
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Photo credit: Sylvie A Baking Journey
Pear and Almond Cake (Gluten-Free)
Vanilla Pear Preserves Recipe (+VIDEO) | MasalaHerb.com
Spiced Pear Preserves with vanilla and without pectin made from scratch easily at home. This jam is a fall hit at home!
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Photo credit: Helene Dsouza
Vanilla Pear Preserves Recipe (+VIDEO) | MasalaHerb.com
Gluten Free Pear Spice Bread with Walnuts
Gluten Free Pear Spice Bread with Walnuts is a quick bread filled with cinnamon and raisins with the fresh flavor of pears in every bite.
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Photo credit: The Salty Cooker
Gluten Free Pear Spice Bread with Walnuts
Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Pear Soup
This creamy roasted pumpkin pear soup is perfect for a cozy fall dinner. Using evaporated milk instead of cream makes healthy and delicious.
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Photo credit: Ann Otis
Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Pear Soup
Grilled Pear Gorgonzola and Candied Pecan Salad
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
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Photo credit: Cheryl Bennet
A grilled pear and blue cheese salad on a plate.
Honeyed Pear and Walnut Ice Cream
This honeyed pear and walnut ice cream is creamy, complex and delicious. You will love it, and I’m going to show you how to make it!
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Photo credit: Jenni Field
Honeyed Pear and Walnut Ice Cream
Chinese Pear Dessert Soup
Chinese Pear Dessert Soup is delicatley sweet, spiced and works fabulous to calm a cough.(Instant Pot, Slow Cooker and Stove Top Directions Included)
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Photo credit: Healthy World Cuisine
Chinese Pear Dessert Soup
Arugula and Pear Salad with Toasted Walnuts
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.
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Photo credit: Beth Lee
Arugula and Pear Salad with Toasted Walnuts
Paleo Pear Muffins
Sandi Gaertner
Paleo pear muffins from the best paleo muffin recipe I’ve ever made! This pear muffin recipe is also grain free, refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free.
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a basket full of pear muffins
Pear Salad
Pear salad has the most amazing combination of tangy, sweet, and nutty flavors! This light and bright side salad is great for any meal.
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Photo credit: Madison Weatherill
Pear Salad
Scrumptious Apple and Pear Chutney
Savor the flavors of autumn by making this Scrumptious Apple and Pear Chutney. This delectable chutney is flavorful enough to eat on its own, or it can be used as an accompaniment to rich dishes.
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Photo credit: Kristen Wood
Scrumptious Apple and Pear Chutney
Pear Butter
Whip up this pear butter sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with star anise, ginger, and vanilla for a tasty spread perfect on toast or pancakes.
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Photo credit: Kathie Lapcevic
Pear Butter

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