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Easy Spiced Pear Cobbler

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).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Cooling20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 339kcal
Author: NicoleDurham
Cost: Recipe $7.62 / Serving $0.95


Pear Filling

  • 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 ($0.01)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon ($0.05)

Cobbler Topping

  • ½ cup granulated sugar ($0.11)
  • ½ cup brown sugar ($0.18)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour ($0.06)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder ($0.04)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ($0.10)
  • 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)


Pear Filling

  • 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.

Cobbler Topping

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, 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.


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.


Serving: 1scoop | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 58.2g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 12.4g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 54.2mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 388.1mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 44.7g | Vitamin A: 108.1IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 166.5mg | Iron: 1.1mg