Gluten-Free Pudding with Baked Apples and Pears

Gluten is a food protein that is found in certain grains like wheat, rye, barley and a few others. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Celiac disease must avoid foods that contain gluten as it damages the functioning system of the small intestine. The result is that the small intestine cannot absorb even the most essential nutrients like calcium, fats, iron etc.

Eliminating gluten from the regular diet does not imply that you have to resist all the delicacies like desserts forever. There are many tasty dishes and desserts that are gluten-free but you will not get any difference between the desserts made from wheat flour and the ones without it. The gluten-free desserts are tastier and more nutritious. The Cheesecake, Blackberry Cobbler, Maple-pecan Pie etc are all gluten-free desserts that add extra sweetness to your meals.

You can easily prepare this exotic gluten-free dessert and surprise everyone.

Vanilla Pudding with Baked Apples and Pears

Vanilla Pudding with Baked Apples and Pears


For the pudding you will require-

  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. ¼ cup cornstarch
  3. ¼ teaspoon salt
  4. 21/2 whole milk
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  7. 11/2 teaspoon vanilla

Fruits required:

  1. 4 apples
  2. 4 Pears
  3. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  4. 2 tablespoons sugar
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a medium saucepan combine 1/3cup sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  • Blend the entire milk and eggs and beat well.
  • Boil all the contents together in low flame whisking continuously so that lumps are not formed.
  • Remove from the oven and add vanilla and butter.
  • In a bowl spread wax paper and pour the contents of the saucepan and refrigerate.
  • Core the apples and pears and bake them for a few minutes adding butter till soft.
  • Now sauté the pears and apples in butter and sugar till the sugar turns golden brown.
  • Fill the scooped apples and pears with the prepared pudding and sprinkle cinnamon powder.

Your dessert is ready to serve. The use of fruits in your desserts gives a tingling taste combined with sweetness of sugar or maple syrup whichever you prefer to use. You can always be creative and use different types of fruits to bring a new taste and look to your gluten-free desserts.

You can even serve the above dessert in a different way as well. In an ice cream cup pour the pudding in it and add chopped fruits and nuts for a different taste. You can always do something new for those you love.