|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 32g||41%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||46%|
|Total Carbohydrate 58g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 43g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The dessert looks fancy, but it is extremely easy to make. Melt butter directly in a casserole dish and pour a simple batter on top. Then sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans. The magic happens when you pour boiling water all over the top. This seems strange, but don't worry. When you open the oven door once it's baked, all will be revealed.
The dessert bakes up perfectly, with a crunchy texture from the pecans interspersed with soft pillows of cobbler. If it still seems a bit wobbly when it comes out of the oven, it's okay; this cobbler firms up as it cools. Once set, simply scoop the cobbler and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. It's a great dessert to feed a crowd, and a great addition to your holiday spread—should you chose to vary your offerings.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream, optional, for serving
Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F.
Place the butter in a 2-quart baking dish.
Heat in the oven until the butter is melted, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
Pour the batter mixture over the melted butter in the casserole dish.
Sprinkle the surface evenly with the pecans and brown sugar.
Slowly pour the boiling water evenly over the top and do not stir.
Bake, uncovered, until golden brown about 30-35 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. The cobbler will thicken as it cools.
Enjoy plain or serve with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
This pecan pie cobbler can be made up to a day in advance of a holiday get together or family gathering. Once baked, allow to cool completely before covering with plastic wrap. Serve it at room temperature or warm. Offer guests whipped cream or ice cream.
This dish can be enjoyed plain or served a la mode. Top each serving with a scoop of ice cream. Vanilla is classic, but pumpkin ice cream or even salted caramel ice cream would complement these flavors, too.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days at room temperature or up to 4 days in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Frozen cobbler should be thawed in the refrigerator overnight and then warmed in the microwave before serving.