Pear and Blackberry Cobbler (A Cozy Paleo Dessert Staple)

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Have I ever got a yummy treat for all of you dessert lovers out there. Picture a mouthwateringly warm pear and blackberry cobbler made with real fresh ingredients that’s served warm fresh out of the oven. It is absolutely the perfect dessert to serve any dinner guests you have over or even to just enjoy all on your own. The topping is even made with a base of almond flour making it completely gluten-free as well. This recipe also adds a bit of honey and lemon juice in with the fruit as well, adding an even sweeter flavoring with just a hint of citrus.

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This pear and blackberry cobbler makes one incredibly mouthwatering paleo dessert offering that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Made with real fresh fruit, it’s also completely gluten-free thanks to the topping made with almond flour as a base. Bursting with flavor, this cobbler is deliciously sweet along with traces of citrus and coconut in it as well.

Delicious Homemade Cobbler With All Natural Ingredients

There really is nothing quite like a homemade baked dessert that uses all natural ingredients. I just love baking paleo-friendly cakes, pies, and cobblers. Part of it comes from growing up enjoying Grandma’s baking. I disctintyly remember her making a mean peach cobbler. Unfortunately for me, especially while on a paleo diet, Grandma typically used ingredients that were decidedly not paleo-approved such as sugar, milk, and flour. However, this cobbler recipe definitely rivals anything that Grandma used to bake, and it all comes down to the use of all natural ingredients.

The Topping

For the topping, almond flour is combined with baking soda, eggs, coconut oil, and honey. Almond flour is a fantastic replacement for regular flour when it comes to baking, as it’s low carb and completely gluten-free. It’s high in monounsaturated fats, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It’s extremely high in vitamin E in particular, which helps to lower your risk of developing heart disease. (1)

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The Filling

This recipe combines pears and blackberries for its filling, and what a delicious combination it makes. They provide plenty of sweet flavoring to the cobbler while making sure it’s extremely good for you as well. The pears are an excellent source of vitamin C, as well as providing you with plenty of dietary fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. They’ve been shown to improve gut health and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and stroke. (2) Blackberries are equally as nutritious as well. Just like other types of berries, they are packed with antioxidants that help your body fight off damage caused by free radicals. This helps prevent many types of disease, including cancer. (3)

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Top It Off With…

The only thing better than a pear and blackberry cobbler is a pear and blackberry cobbler with paleo vanilla ice cream on top. If you haven’t made paleo ice cream yet, you’re missing out. It’s creamy, sweet and 100 percent all natural. It’s almost too good to be true, plus it goes with almost anything.

This wonderful dessert definitely has Grandma written all over it, but with a more health-conscious touch. It’s an absolutely wonderful cobbler recipe especially when made with fresh, organic pears and blackberries, but you are of course free to make your own preferred type of cobbler with other fruits as well. Peach cobbler and blueberry cobbler are two other favorites of mine, so combined, they work beautifully.

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P.S. – If you love freshly baked paleo desserts that remind you of Grandma’s baking as much as I do, then you absolutely have to check out these great recipes as well:


    • 6 small pears
    • 5 oz fresh blackberries
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
    • For the topping
    • 2 ½ cups almond flour
    • ¼ tsp baking soda
    • 3 eggs
    • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
    • ½ cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut the pears into halves lengthways and remove the cores. Cut each half into 4-6 wedges. Place the pear in a large cast iron pan or a baking dish.
  2. Add the blackberries, honey, lemon juice and zest and toss to combine.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer ¼ of fruit to a small bowl and reserve for the top.
  5. To make the topping, in a bowl whisk the eggs with honey.
  6. Add the coconut oil and mix to combine.
  7. Add the almond flour and baking soda and stir just until combined.
  8. Spoon the topping over the hot fruit in the pan.
  9. Top with the reserved fruit.
  10. Bake the cobbler for 25 -30 minutes or until the topping is golden and feels firm when poked.
  11. Serve warm.


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