Gluten-Free Pear Clafoutis

Make this gluten-free version of the rustic French dessert, clafoutis, in a slow cooker.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 6 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 large pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1⁄2 cup arrowroot starch
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. melted vegetable shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3⁄4 cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract


  • Place pears into a greased 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the brown rice flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add melted shortening, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Stir to combine wet with dry ingredients.
  • Pour batter over pears. Cover slow cooker and vent lid with a chopstick or the handle of a wooden spoon.
  • Cook on high for 2 1⁄2 to 3 hours or on low for 5–6 hours. Serve warm or cold drizzled with pure maple syrup.