Pear Cobbler

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Juicy fresh pears are topped with a generous cinnamon sugar crust to make this cinnamon spice pear cobbler.

This unforgettable cobbler manages to be both buttery and flaky while never becoming soggy, even after a day or two in the refrigerator.

cobbler with fresh pears in small white dish on wooden table

After being gifted a delicious box of pears around the holiday it made me wonder, why are pears more prevalent around the holidays. Yes, I know fruit is seasonal but why is this fruit more popular around Christmas?

While trying to figure out why pears are gifted so often, I learned that pears are a symbol of immortality and prosperity because their trees will produce fruit for a long time. Did you know that?

That sounds very cool, but I think it really is the Christmas carol the Twelve Days of Christmas that has driven the popularity of the fruit during the holidays.

We should all be thankful that part of the song was popular and not the partridge as a gift part. There weren’t any gold rings in the box but the pears have been delicious and the recipe inspiration was quite welcome.

cobbler with fresh pears in baking dishes

Pear Cobbler

To make pear cobbler, start by cutting the pears into bite-sized pieces. Feel free to leave the skins on. Ther skins cook down and I don’t even notice them. I am all about keeping it simple wherever possible.

Sprinkle the pears with the sugar, spices, and cornstarch. Give it all a good stir to coat the pears before dumping it into your buttered baking pan.

Pear Cobbler ingredients in glass mixing bowl

Recipe for Pear Cobbler

I use the same basic cobbler recipe for almost all the cobblers I make. Whisk together your dry ingredients to evenly combine them.

Grate or cut your cold butter into small pieces. Using a cheese-grater to “grate” cold butter is my favorite hassle-free way to cut in the butter. It takes just a moment and I think it’s the simplest of any method or hack I have tried.

ingredients for cobbler with spiced pears

If you choose not to use the grater, simply cut the cold butter into small pieces and then blend it into the flour mixture, using a pastry blender or your fingertips.

Toss the grated butter in the flour mixture. Stir with a fork to mix throughout. Stir in the boiling water, just until combined, leaving plenty of little lumps of butter.

boiling water for cobbler

Spoon the cobbler batter over the pears. I find the easiest way to do this is using a cookie scoop. It is easy, mess-free, and creates an even topping. Top with the cinnamon sugar mixture for a sweet crusty top.

Call me crazy but it doesn’t matter the kind or how full I make my baking dish cobblers always cook over for me. To avoid cleaning the oven I put a foil-wrapped baking sheet on the rack under the cobbler. The foil-covered pan makes cleaning up a breeze.

cobbler topping over pears

Pear Cobbler Recipe

To make a pear cobbler, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Pear Filling

  • fresh pears
  • brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cornstarch
cinnamon spice cobbler topping

Crust Topping

  • all-purpose flour
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • butter
  • water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • white sugar
  • cinnamon
cinnamon sugar topped cobbler in white baking dish

Pears for Baking

When in season pears are perfect for baking. I love the fact they are not over sweet and can be used like an apple in many dishes.

This Caramel Pear Tart is a simple, rustic tart featuring fresh pears drizzled with caramel sauce. These tarts involve just a handful of ingredients, are simple to make, and are best enjoyed warm from the oven.

Tender pears tossed with cinnamon sugar are topped with a buttery brown sugar crisp topping to create this delicious pear crisp.

Cinnamon Spice Pear Cobbler with ice cream

While pears are delicious for baking, salads are a great way to use pears as well. This Pear Salad is filled with slices of sweet pears, crunchy toasted pecans, and plenty of bleu cheese crumbles.

When tossed with this tangy Dijon Vinaigrette, it’s an unforgettable side dish that’s on our table every holiday season.

This Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Quinoa is packed full of juicy pears, tangy Gorgonzola, and crunchy pecans with a light dressing.

cobbler with fresh pears in baking dishes

Pear Cobbler

Juicy fresh pears are topped with a generous cinnamon sugar crust to make this cinnamon spice pear cobbler.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

Pear Filling

  • 6 medium-size fresh pears sliced into bite size chunks – about 5 cups
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Crust Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter chilled and grated
  • ¼ cup boiling water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a large baking sheet covered in foil on the lowest rack in the oven. This cobbler occasionally spills over just a tiny bit almost every time I make it. The baking pan will catch the drips and prevent a mess in the oven.
  • To make the filling, place the pears in a medium-sized bowl and sprinkle with brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch. Stir to coat and then pour into an 8-inch baking dish.
  • To make the topping, combine the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Toss the grated butter in the flour mixture. Stir with a fork to mix throughout. Stir in the boiling water, just until combined, leaving plenty of little lumps of butter.
  • Drop the topping over the pears in spoonfuls. (I like to use my smallest cookie scoop to do this.) Stir together the white sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle the cobbler with the cinnamon sugar topping.
  • Bake until the crust is golden and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean, about 28 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Using a cheese-grater to “grate” cold butter is my favorite hassle free wait to cut in the butter. It takes just a moment and I think it’s simpler than the more traditional methods. If you choose not to use the grater, simply cut the cold butter into small pieces and then blend it into the flour mixture, using a pastry blender or your fingertips.

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal · Carbohydrates: 75g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 12g · Saturated Fat: 7g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Trans Fat: 0.5g · Cholesterol: 30mg · Sodium: 361mg · Potassium: 225mg · Fiber: 6g · Sugar: 48g · Vitamin A: 401IU · Vitamin C: 8mg · Calcium: 77mg · Iron: 2mg
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cobbler in white baking dish
cobbler with ice cream in small white dish

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