Canned Pear Cobbler Made With Cake Mix

Pear cobbler
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 servings

This easy pear cobbler is essentially a "dump cake." If you haven't heard of a dump cake, it is basically made from a store-bought cake mix and a canned fruit or pie filling, plus another flavoring or two and ingredients that help moisten the dry cake mix. All ingredients are "dumped" into a pan, sometimes given a stir, and then baked. This is a great way to quickly whip up a dessert while using what you have on hand in the pantry. While most dump cakes feature fruit, there are some recipes that focus on the sweets, such as chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter.

There are only four ingredients in this recipe, and the time it takes to assemble is how long it takes to melt the butter, but it will taste like you spent much more time in the kitchen putting this pear cobbler together. Serve warm slices with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.


  • 1 20-ounce can sliced pears in heavy syrup
  • 1 18-ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • Ground ginger or nutmeg

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Pour pears with syrup into an oblong baking pan. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over pears. Drizzle melted butter over cake mix. Lightly sprinkle with ginger or nutmeg.

  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.