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.
Servings: 8 servings
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
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.
- 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.
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