Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday Treats

You know when you buy a big bag of fruit at Costco, and one of your kids bites into a mealy piece of said fruit, and then NONE of your kids will even touch the HUGE bowl you have left?

Yeah. That happened this week. With anjou pears. I loved them, and was eating them, but it got to the point where I could tell they would go too soft before I could eat them all. What do you do when you have 6 pears that might go to waste? You make COBBLER, of course.

It was a hit! So delicious, just the right dash of spices and sweet. And, I had ALL of the required ingredients already in my house. That is my favorite kind of recipe.

Yumminess bubbleth (I don't think either of those is a real word, oh well) forth!

Country Pear Cobbler


  • Filling:
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Dash of cloves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 to 8 medium pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp. margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp. sugar, if desired
  • Light Cream, if desired


Combine all of the filling ingredients, except pears, in large skillet. Stir in sliced pears. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until hot and bubbly, stirring gently. Remove from heat and set aside.

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

Pour hot filling into 8-or 9- inch baking pan. Top evenly with large spoonfuls of topping. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, if desired. Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pears are tender and bubbly and topping is golden brown. Serve warm with light cream, if desired.

This is even better cold, the next day!

Oh, for the love of all that is good...make this cobbler!


  1. I love pear desserts--great idea and now they won't go to waste! Looks delicious! :)

  2. OK, so yummy! Did you save us any... Kenz would like some with ice cream on top.

  3. that sounds SOSOSOSO good right now! wanna come over and cook :) i miss you guys so much!! big hugs to everyone!

  4. nat!! i wanna see pics of the new hair!! i don't fb so i'm always the last to find out! it looks cute in your profile pic :)