Spiced Pear Cobbler
This is a perfect dessert to enjoy in the fall, featuring fresh, ripe pears and seasonal spices. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream!
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45minutes 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8servings 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45minutes 30minutes
For the Filling
  • 3Tbs butter
  • 8each fresh, ripe pearspeeled, cored and cut into pieces
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1/4cup corn starch
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
For the Topping
  • 1 1/2cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2cup brown sugarpacked
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4tsp allspice
  • 1/4tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/4cup unsalted butterchilled and cut into pieces
  • 1/4cup half & half
To prepare the Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat on the stovetop. Add pears and stir to coat.
  4. Add the sugar mixture and stir to coat pears. Continue cooking and stirring carefully until sugar mixture is dissolved and becomes thickened and bubbly, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the vanilla and remove from heat. Transfer pear mixture to a 2 quart baking dish and place in preheated oven while you prepare the topping dough. (Remove from oven after 10 minutes or as soon as topping is ready to be added)
To prepare the Topping
  1. Place all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Add the diced butter and mix with a hand-held pastry blender until well mixed and the butter is in pea-sized pieces. (You may use a fork or your fingers for this step if you prefer)
  3. Add the half & half to the mixing bowl and stir gently until the mixture just comes together and resembles a soft dough.
  4. Remove the baking dish from the oven if it’s not already out. Carefully drop the dough by spoonfuls onto the pear mixture.
  5. Place the baking dish back in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly browned and filling is bubbling.
  6. Once removed from the oven, allow to cool slightly. Can be served warm or at room temperature.