This recipe is now loved by a few friends that have pear trees in their yards and struggle with what to do with them.

We are the fortunate recipients of their over-abundance and this recipe is fast, easy and delicious. I have made it with a combination of pears and peaches, or just pears. I am sure it would be delicious with plums. It is not overly sweet, if you prefer more sweet add more maple syrup or sugar.


  • 4 or 5 pears cored, and sliced in eighths, I don't peel them unless the variety has very thick skin
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly if it is very hard
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice - I use homemade almond milk 
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil for the pan


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch round pan with coconut oil. I use a cast iron pan for this.
  • Arrange the pear slices in the pan. I pack in a lot of fruit here!
  • Put the oil, eggs, milk, salt, maple syrup, flour and vanilla into a blender; process until smooth.
  • Pour the batter over the pears. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the custard is golden and firm to the touch. 
  • Once cool it can be kept in the fridge for a few days. It never lasts that long though.