Fall brings an amazing harvest, with one of it's best treats being the pear. Nothing makes a better "pearing" than a warm indulgent cobbler with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Your guests will love the presentation and think you spent hours, when in fact the whole dish takes about one hour in total. There are a large variety of pears out there so choose wisely. Bosc or Anjou are highly recommended as they are easy to find (most grocery stores carry Bosc at least) and they are firm enough to hold their shape when cooking. If you do choose a softer variety, like a Bartlett, the flavor will be just as good but the texture will be more like a pear sauce after cooked. You can also substitute apples or even blueberries if pears are not your favorite flavor.
The oat crumble is just the right topper. It isn't too heavy but gives a great texture. Add some chopped walnuts or almonds to the mix if want an extra crunch. An insider tip: you can make both the chopped pear mixture and oat crumble a day ahead. Store them separately in the fridge and bake right before your guests come over. If you don't have mason jars, use a normal casserole dish. The same instructions will do and you will get a beautiful result. The smell alone will draw all the neighbors to your front door.
- 4 medium pears, peeled and cut into chunks
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 2.5 tablespoon cold butter
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Sprinkle lemon juice over cut pear chunks. Stir.
- Add 1 Tbsp granulated sugar and 1 Tbsp flour to the mix and stir till combined.
- Place pear chunks on the bottom of each mason jar, until they are 2/3 the way up the jar.
- In another bowl combine the remaining sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Add cold butter into the bowl and combine until sand-like texture.
- Put the crumble mixture on the top of the pears until it reaches the top (remaining 1/3).
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve when still warm in mason jar, preferably with ice cream. You can also cool and reheat for 2 minutes on high for a late night snack.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||11 g|
|Saturated Fat||5 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||4 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|