Sunday, April 18, 2010

Country Pear Cobbler

I had a couple of cans of pears in my pantry for some time now.  Sundays, for some reason, make me want to bake.  Today, it was my goal to find a way to use the pears to make something sweet.  After a quick internet search, I found a pretty basic cobbler recipe using pears.  The recipe called for fresh pears but this recipe can be adapted to use any canned fruit (apple, peach, cherry, blueberry, etc.). 

Here's the recipe for you:

Filling:

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 TBSP all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 dash cloves (I had only whole cloves, so I substituted a hearty sprinkle of cinnamon)
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 cans pear halves (I sliced the halves and only used the syrup of one can)

Topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk (I never have this so I made my own with milk and lemon juice)
3 TBSP butter/margarine (melted)
1 TBSP sugar
Cinnamon

Combine all filling ingredients, except pears, in a large skillet.  Stir in sliced pears. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Make topping:  Place flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in mixing bowl.  Beat on low with electric mixer about 30 seconds.  Add buttermilk and melted butter/margarine.  Continue to mix on low for about 30 seconds, or until well blended.

Pour hot filling into 8 or 9" baking pan.  Top evenly with large spoonfuls of topping batter.  Sprinkle with 1 TBSP sugar and cinnamon.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 min. or until pears are bubbly and topping is golden brown.  Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping.
This will be great to have for dessert tonight with my lemon herb chicken!  Hope you have a great Sunday!

3 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Karen, your cobbler made my mouth water. I'm glad to know you can use canned fruit in a cobbler. I'm going to print your recipe and try to make one sometime.

Thank you for sharing it.

Suzanne said...

Oh goodness me. This looks so good!

Megan said...

Yum! The next time I get a good deal on pears, I'm definitely trying this one out. Thanks for sharing!