Pear Cobbler

Who doesn’t love a comforting, homemade dessert that’s both easy to make and incredibly delicious? Our Pear Cobbler recipe ticks all the boxes, combining the natural sweetness of ripe pears with warm spices for a fruity treat. The pear cobbler is not only a crowd-pleaser but also a versatile dessert that pairs perfectly with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, making it perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love Pear Cobbler

  • Easy and Quick to Prepare: Making our pear cobbler is a breeze, with a straightforward process that requires minimal prep time. You can whip up this delightful dessert in under an hour, making it perfect for those times when you crave something sweet without the lengthy preparation.
  • Irresistible Sweetness: The combination of ripe pears, brown sugar, and granulated sugar creates a filling that’s bursting with natural sweetness. As the cobbler bakes, these flavors meld together, infusing the entire dish with irresistible, comforting sweetness.
  • Versatile for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a family gathering, a potluck, or simply treating yourself to a cozy night in, our pear cobbler fits the bill. Its versatility makes it an ideal dessert for various occasions, from casual get-togethers to special celebrations.
  • Gluten-Free Option Available: For those with gluten sensitivities, our recipe offers a gluten-free alternative using 1.1 gluten-free flour. This ensures that everyone can enjoy the warm, comforting goodness of pear cobbler without compromising on taste or texture.
  • Pairs Perfectly with Toppings: While our pear cobbler is delightful on its own, it becomes even more indulgent when served warm with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. The contrasting temperatures and textures create a sensory experience that elevates this dessert to a whole new level.

What You Need to Make Pear Cobbler

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • 9×13 baking dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Nonstick spray
  • Fork or pastry cutter

Ingredients You Need to Make Pear Cobbler

Ingredients for Filling

  • Pears, peeled and sliced
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar

Ingredients for Batter

  • Gluten-free flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Almond extract
  • Buttermilk
  • Raw sugar (for topping)

How to Make Pear Cobbler

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sliced pears, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Mix well and pour into the prepared baking dish.

3. In another bowl, add gluten-free flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Stir in almond extract and buttermilk into the dry ingredients until just combined.

5. Spoon the batter evenly over the pears in the baking dish.

6. Sprinkle raw sugar evenly on top of the batter.

7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the edges are bubbling.

8. Remove from the oven and let the pear cobbler cool for a few minutes.

9. Serve warm, and if desired, accompany with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

10. Enjoy!

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use regular all-purpose flour instead of gluten-free flour? 

Absolutely! If gluten is not a concern, feel free to use regular all-purpose flour as a 1:1 substitute.

How do I store leftover pear cobbler? 

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, simply warm individual servings in the microwave or oven.

Can I freeze pear cobbler for later? 

Yes, you can freeze pear cobbler. Ensure it’s tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and aluminum foil to maintain freshness. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Can I use other fruits in this cobbler recipe? 

Absolutely! While pears shine in this recipe, you can experiment with other fruits like apples, peaches, or a mix of berries for a delicious variation.

Pear Cobbler

This Pear Cobbler combines the sweetness of ripe pears with warm spices, creating a delightful dessert that’s simple to make and pairs perfectly with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream, making it an irresistible treat for any occasion.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 335kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • 9×13 baking dish
  • mixing bowls
  • Nonstick spray
  • Fork or pastry cutter

Ingredients

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 6 cups pears peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Ingredients for Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cups 1.1 gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp raw sugar for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sliced pears, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Mix well and pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • In another bowl, add the gluten-free flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut in the cold butter using a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the almond extract and buttermilk into the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Spoon the batter in scoops evenly over the pears in the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle raw sugar evenly on top of the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the edges are bubbling.
  • Once done, remove from the oven and let the pear cobbler cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve warm, and if desired, accompany with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg
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This Pear Cobbler is a dessert that effortlessly combines simplicity with deliciousness. It’s easy to prepare, has a ton of natural sweetness from the ripe pears, and is the perfect option for a gluten-free twist! Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or a dessert lover seeking a flavorful, comforting bite, this Pear Cobbler is your go-to recipe for a sweet escape.

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