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Pear cobbler and ice cream in a bowl with a spoon
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5 from 4 votes

Pear Cobbler

Pear Cobbler is an easy dessert that is made with slices of sweet pears tossed in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, then topped with an old-fashioned drop biscuit dough. This warm and spicy treat is the perfect late summer, early fall recipe to serve for family and friends. Of course it pairs especially well with a scoop of rich, creamy vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 394kcal


Pear Filling

Drop Biscuit Dough


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine pears, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch. Toss gently to combine. Set aside.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut the pieces of butter in with a pastry blender, fork, or your fingers. Work the butter until pea-size or smaller pieces remain.
  • Whisk together the egg and milk. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Pour the pears and any accumulated juices out into a medium size baking dish.
  • Top with dollops of the dough and sprinkle with extra sugar, if desired.
  • Cover loosely with foil and bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the top of the dough is lightly browned.
  • Serve as is, with whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream.


Tips and Techniques

  • Fresh Bartlett or Anjou pears work best in this recipe. This recipe has not been tested with canned pears.
  • Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator. Consume within 4-5 days for best results.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg