You're going to love this simple and easy pear cobbler recipe. Made with fresh pears and a spiced topping, this dessert feels like fall (or winter).
This fresh pear cobbler is a warm, comforting dessert that brings together the sweetness of ripe pears with a blend of warm spices, all topped with a delightful cobbler crust.
The contrast between the tender, sweet pears, and the spiced cobbler topping creates a harmonious balance of flavors and textures. It's best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
This dessert is a perfect way to embrace the flavors of fall or winter, but it's delicious any time of the year. This recipe is sure to become a favorite for sharing with your family and friends. You'll look forward to enjoying time and time again.
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🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- Fast assembly. This cobbler recipe comes together really quickly and easily. Perfect for novice bakers or those without a lot of cobbler-making experience.
- It's comforting. From the juicy sweet pears to the well spiced topping, this cobbler is one you won't soon forget. Perfect for those colder months when you want a warm dessert.
- It's great on its own or with toppings. This cobbler would taste phenomenal with some salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Fresh pears- You will need several baking varieties of fresh pears like Bosc or Bartlett.
Sugars- For added sweetness, caramelization, and flavor, use a combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar.
Spices- You will want to use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger for the best flavor possibilities.
Butter- For added richness, you will need some butter. You can use salted or unsalted butter.
Baking powder- This will help the breading to rise and puff up so it's thick and wonderful.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Step 1: Mix together the pears, granulated sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon for the filling in one bowl and then set it aside.
Step 2: Place a stick of butter in a baking dish and place it in an oven that is preheating to 325 degrees F. Be careful not to let the butter burn.
Step 3: In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, sugars, and salt. Whisk until well distributed.
Step 4: In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.
Step 5: Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
Step 6: Pour the batter into the butter-filled baking dish.
Step 7: Evenly distribute the pear mixture over the top of the batter and then place the baking dish back into the oven.
Step 8: Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the pears are tender and the topping is set.
Step 9: Let cool for about 20 minutes to thicken before serving.
🍴 Recipe Tips
This pear cobbler with fresh pears is pretty cool to watch come together. It starts with melted butter in a pan, the batter in the middle, and the pears on top. As it bakes, the batter rises to the top and covers the pears.
Pears are naturally sweet, especially when ripe so reducing sugar or serving with something salty or acidic could help to cut down some of that sweetness and add more flavors into the mix. But this pear cobbler really does taste great on its own too.
If desired, you can add in some thin slices of apples to help add more flavors. Try to cut the apples a little thinner than the pears so that they can cook at about the same speed.
Peeling pears is completely optional. The skin when cooked can get a bit chewy in spots so I usually prefer to cook without it, but you can leave them on if you want to.
Some of the better pear varieties to cook with include Bartlett, Bosc, and Anjou. Using a mixture of these pears can create a better-flavored cobbler too.
You can leave your fruit cobbler out for about 2 days on the counter or keep it stored for up to 5 days in the fridge. Just make sure to keep it well covered or in an airtight container to maximize freshness.
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Easy Spiced Pear Cobbler
- ½ cup Butter (one stick) ($0.75)
- 3-4 cups Sliced pears (about 5-6 large pears) ($5.94)
- ½ cup Granulated sugar ($0.11)
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract ($0.01)
- ½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon ($0.05)
- ½ cup Granulated sugar ($0.11)
- ½ cup Brown sugar ($0.18)
- ¾ cup All-purpose flour ($0.06)
- 2 teaspoons Baking powder ($0.04)
- 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon ($0.10)
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground nutmeg ($0.02)
- ¼ teaspoon Ground ginger ($0.01)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt ($0.02)
- ¾ cup Milk ($0.14)
- 1 large Egg ($0.08)
- In one bowl, mix together the pear slices with the granulated sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Set it aside.
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F and place a stick of butter in a 9x13 baking dish. Place dish in oven with butter to melt. Don't let it burn.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, sugars, and salt. Whisk until well distributed.
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs and add in the milk and vanilla. Whisk again.
- Add the milk mixture to the flour and then stir to combine.
- Pour the batter directly over the melted butter in the pan. Do Not Stir.
- Place the pear mixture over the batter, try to evenly distribute the pears. Do Not Stir.
- Place the baking dish back into the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until the pears are tender and the breading has cooked through.
- If needed, you can loosely place a piece of foil over the cobbler as it bakes to prevent it from browning too much.
- Let cool before serving, the pear syrup mixture will thicken as it cools.
- Watch the batter rise and envelop the sweet pears in the oven.
- Adjust sugar content as ripe pears are naturally sweet.
- Try thinly sliced apples with pears for added flavors.
- Peeling pears is optional but prevents chewy spots.
- Choose pear varieties like Bartlett, Bosc, or Anjou.
- Mix different pear varieties for enhanced flavor.
- Store at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerate for 5 days in an airtight container.