Spiced Fresh Pear Cobbler

Pear Cobbler
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
263 Calories
8g Fat
46g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 263
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 515mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 3g
Calcium 120mg 9%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This country pear cobbler is filled with a spiced fresh pear filling. The sweetened soft biscuit-like dough is spooned over the filling and baked to perfection.


  • For the Filling:
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
  • 1 Pinch of cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 to 8 medium pears (peeled, cored, and thinly sliced)
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or vanilla sugar for topping
  • Optional: light or heavy cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375° F. Butter an 8- or 9-inch baking pan.

  2. Combine the brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of flour, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and lemon juice in large skillet. Stir in sliced pears. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until hot and bubbly, stirring frequently and gently. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Place 1 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in mixing bowl. Whisk or beat on lowest speed of electric mixer for about 30 seconds to blend thoroughly. Add buttermilk and melted margarine. Continue to mix on low speed (or by hand) for about 30 seconds, or just until blended.

  4. Pour hot filling into the prepared baking pan. Top evenly with large spoonfuls of the topping dough.

  5. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar or vanilla sugar, if desired.

  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the pears are tender and the filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Serve warm with light cream, if desired, or top with a scoop of ice cream.

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