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Pear Custard Pie

Pear Custard Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)


This pear custard pie is heaven in a skillet. Think creamy custard interlaced with sweet slices of baked pears. All cooked in one single skillet. You can eat directly from it too, no one’s judging! Gluten-free and dairy-free as well, so what’s not to love?


  • 3 firm pears, sliced thinly and stems removed
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, plus more for greasing
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded coconut, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet with coconut oil.
  2. Arrange the pear slices to fill the cast iron skillet evenly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, beaten eggs, almond milk, sugar, and gluten-free flour. Whisk well until you get a smooth, pale yellow batter (batter will be quick liquid).
  4. Pour the batter over the pear slices and bake for 45 minutes until the custard is golden and firm to the touch.
  5. Once the custard is ready, sprinkle the finely shredded coconut evenly over the custard.
  6. Serve custard warm.


Oil: I used coconut oil in this recipe to keep it dairy-free, but if you are not lactose-intolerant, you can swap out the coconut oil for same amount of melted butter. 

Milk: In place of almond milk, you can also use other non-dairy milks such as my 5-minute homemade cashew milk or use dairy milk if you have no lactose intolerance.

Flour: In place of all-purpose gluten-free flour, you can also use either rice flour, corn starch, or tapioca starch in equal amounts. 

Pears: If pears are not in season, you can also swap out the pears for apples. It’ll be just as delicious!

Cast Iron Skillet: If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can also bake this in a glass baking dish or a ceramic casserole dish. It’ll taste just as good.

Adapted from: Dinner at the Zoo

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins

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