|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 to 16|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||21%|
|Total Carbohydrate 28g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 15g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*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.|
Fruit cobblers are a delectable and easy dessert to have around. Great with a cup of coffee for an afternoon break, cobblers are also a delicious addition to brunches and the perfect finish to family dinners. What's not to love? A delicious fruit base is covered in a sweet and silky batter before being baked, which results in a fluffy and moist cake-like concoction that is not overly sweet. You just need yellow cake mix, butter, and a pinch of spice. Assemble and bake.
Our delicious take on a pear cobbler recipe takes things one step closer to a "dump cake," as it uses store-bought cake mix and canned fruit to make a luscious, moist, and fruity cake. Ready in 40 minutes, this is ideal if you need a last-minute dessert.
For our recipe, we are using canned pears, a budget-friendly way of using processed fruit. For this recipe, you need pears in syrup, but many canned fruit types are packed with water and have no added sugar. This easy recipe should give you the inspiration to try other fruits and spices, and make your own fruity cake-mix cobbler.
1 20-ounce can canned pears in heavy syrup
1 18-ounce box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon ground ginger, or ground nutmeg
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Place pears with syrup into an oval-shaped baking pan.
Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the pears.
Drizzle the melted butter over the cake mix. Lightly sprinkle with ginger or nutmeg.
Bake for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
To make other similar cobblers, simply keep the amounts of fruit and butter consistent and always used canned fruit in syrup or make your own simple syrup to moisten fresh or frozen fruit:
- Experiment with the ground spices and come up with your own variation. Use canned peaches, pineapple, apricots, or fruit cocktails in syrup. Thawed frozen berries, fresh apple slices, and cubed mangoes, cherries, or cooked rhubarb are all delicious alternatives.
- For a more decadent alternative use chocolate cake mix, cherry pie filling (20 ounces), and melted butter. Add 3/4 cup unsweetened chocolate chips on top and bake as directed.
How to Store Cake Mix and Canned Pear Cobbler
This is a moist cake that will keep well in the refrigerator, covered, for 3 to 4 days. You can also wrap it well in foil and freeze it for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator or at room temperature, and reheat briefly in the oven or a toaster oven.