Fruit Cobbler

Pear Cobbler


Makes 6 servings. 

I make this dessert, which is both gluten free and easy to make, in the winter when pears are at their best.


  • 5 tablespoons pareve chilled margarine or butter cut into ½ inch cubes, plus 1 tablespoon for greasing the ramekins.

  • ¾ cup ground almond flour with skin (See Note)

  • ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • ½ cup blanched sliced almonds

  • 3 medium-ripe Bosc pears

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. 

  2. Grease six ½ cup ramekins with 1 tablespoon of the margarine/butter and place on a cookie sheet.

  3.  In a large bowl combine almond flour, the rolled oats, sugar and almonds.

  4. Add the margarine/butter and mash with a fork to a coarse texture. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

  5. Peel, core and cut the pears into small cubes.  Place the fruit in a medium bowl and toss with the lemon zest and lemon juice. 

  6. Spread the fruit in the bottom of the ramekins and spread the crumble over the fruit. Cover with cling wrap.  You can do this step ahead of time and bake it straight from the refrigerator.  

  7. Bake the cobbler for about 20 minutes, the topping should be light brown. Serve warm.


I use Bob’s Red Mill ground, not blanched almond flour.


Plum Cobbler

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Makes 6 servings.

This is a delicious, gluten free dessert, which I serve from oven to table. My favorite fruit for this cobbler are the large Italian plums. Unfortunately they only appear late in the season so I often use regular plums. To make this dish more special, you can serve it with sorbet or ice cream depending whether you use margarine or butter. Also you can make this dessert in individual ramekins.


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted margarine/butter chilled and cut into ½ inch cubes, plus ½ tablespoon for greasing the flan dish 
  • 1 cup ground almond flour with skin (See Note)
  • 1/3 generous cup sugar
  • ¾ cup blanched almonds, 3 ounces, sliced or chopped
  • 6 red plums or 8 -10 large Italian plums
  • 1 tablespoon cognac or fruit-flavored brandy


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Grease a 10 by 1½ inch ceramic or glass flan dish.
  3. Combine the almond flour, sugar and almonds in a large bowl. Add the margarine or butter and rub with your hands until the mixture is combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Rinse the plums, pit them and cut into ½ inch pieces. Place the fruit in a bowl and toss with the liqueur of your choice.
  5. Spread the fruit in the bottom of the dish. Top evenly with the almond crumble.
  6. Bake the cobbler until the topping is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.
  7. This cobbler can be assembled a few hours in advance, refrigerated and baked straight from the refrigerator.


I use Bob’s Red Mill almond flour with skin. It is readily available in all health food stores. It is simply unbleached almonds ground to a flour texture. Once opened, I keep mine in the freezer to have on hand.