Easy Fresh Pear Cobbler Recipe

Pear Cobbler
The Spruce
  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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This is a popular pear cobbler recipe made with butter and cake-like batter, along with fresh pears. This is the easy type of cobbler. The cobbler is made with sweetened pears layered over the butter and cake batter ingredients and baked to perfection.

Anjou and Bosc pears are excellent for baking.

Add 1 cup of blueberries to the pear mixture for a pear-blueberry cobbler.

What You'll Need

  • 3 to 4 cups pears (sliced fresh)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk (whole or low-fat)
  • 1 large egg

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 325 F (165 C/Gas 3). 
  2. Mix the pears with 1/2 cup sugar and let stand.
  3. Put butter in 2-quart baking dish and place in the oven until melted.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients, including the remaining 1 cup of sugar. Mix well.
  5. Whisk together the milk and egg in a mixing bowl; slowly combine with dry ingredients to make a batter. Pour over melted butter. Do not stir.
  6. Spoon pears over the batter. Do not stir.
  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and pears are tender. If the topping appears to be over-browning, cover the dish with foil and continue baking until the pears are tender.
  2. Serve the cobbler hot or cold with ice cream or whipped cream.

Tips and Variations

If you want to make pear blueberry cobbler, add 1 cup of fresh blueberries to the pears and sugar. It's as simple as that. 


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 396
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 146 mg
Sodium 354 mg
Carbohydrates 58 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 6 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)