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Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Pear Scones

These gluten free Dark Chocolate Pear Scones are so delicious they deserve to be served tree-side with a cup of coffee Christmas morning! They’re packed with  fresh Stemilt Red d’Anjou pears, studded with dark chocolate morsels, topped with a drizzle of fresh pear icing and a hefty sprinkle of sugar crystals. In other words, they’re a bit of holiday magic for your tastebuds!

{{ These Dark Chocolate Pear Scones are the twelfth recipe in our year long partnership with Stemilt ! We received compensation and product in exchange for it. Opinions are always our own. If we don’t love it, you don’t hear about it. Thanks for your continued support!}}

A close up image of a pear scone with dark chocolate chips, sparkling sugar, and fresh pear icing. The background behind the scone is black and silver metal.

For the first time since I was pregnant with Kash, 8 years ago, we are spending Christmas Eve in our own bed’s and waking up Christmas morning at home!

It’s an exciting change to plan to spend the holidays here and while in year’s past I would have set out to make a big ‘to-do’ of it and been completely exhausted before Christmas even got here, this year I’m taking more of a K.I.S.S. method approach. An old employer of mine used to tell me when I was overwhelmed on a big work project to always remember the K.I.S.S. method. K.I.S.S. stands for ‘keep it simple stupid’ and while it’s a funny little saying it really does help me keep things in perspective.

As far as I’m concerned the holidays are the BIGGEST project that rolls through this house all year long. From Halloween to Christmas is literally a blur for me every year, because I spend so much of that time trying to keep our already packed schedules going while simultaneously trying to create ALL the traditions and holiday experiences for our kids. I easily get carried away and stretch myself so thin that I fail to actually truly enjoy the holiday’s myself. 

Dark chocolate pear scones that are drizzled with pear icing and sparkling sugar are sitting on top of a metal baking pan and some on a wire cooling rack. There are red and green pears in a bowl off to the side and a small black shallow dish filled with sparkling sugar on the table.

Look if I’m being real with you, 2018 was HARD!

It was a growing year for our family. We moved cross country, dealt with chronic health issues, our 2 year old nephew was diagnosed and has been battling cancer, and we worked harder than ever. It was a year full of really high hi’s and equally low low’s. We’ve grown together through all that we’ve been through and we’ve proven that even when the world around us is at its worst, we are always at our best when we are together. This year taught me that you don’t have to go over the top to create a meaningful moment for your loved ones. It’s more important to show up and to be truly present in the moment instead of being physically there, but so emotionally and mentally taxed that you might as well be thousands of miles away. 

So, instead of chaining myself to the kitchen making giant pans of homemade gluten free cinnamon rolls, cookies, and holiday feasts while simultaneously missing the quality time I crave with my little family. I’ve decided to pick a handful of easy to make treats that we love just as much as those extravagant ones and that taste every bit as decadent and celebratory like these Dark Chocolate Pear Scones. 

3 dark chocolate pear scones are stacked on top of each other on a wire cooling rack. There is fresh pear icing drilling down the scones and a bowl of red and green pears in the background.

No matter what you have planned, big or small, this holiday season be sure you plan to be a little easier on yourself too. Make a few exceptions to your rules, ditch a few laborious holiday tasks in lieu of time spent with loved ones, and truly enjoy the season for what it is meant to be. 

Ready to bake these delicious Dark Chocolate Pear Scones? Click here to be redirected to the Stemilt website for the full recipe! 

Love the combination of chocolate and pear? Us too! Check out some other ways you can pair the two together. 

Rosé Poached Pears with Dark Chocolate & Pistachio || Chocolate Olive Oil Torte with Cardamom, Pears, & Hazelnut || Chocolate Stuffed Baked Pears with Phyllo Dough || Pear & Chocolate Loaf 

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.