Pear Cobbler Recipe

Pear Cobbler Recipe with Apples is made with pears, apples, raisins and spices in a glazed crust of self-rising flour, brown sugar, milk, butter and nuts.


Pears are full of healthy nutrients.

They are plentiful in the fall and have a long storage life.

They make wonderful desserts and salads as well as healthy snacks.

I don't see many pear recipes online.

I wonder why, because they are delicious raw or cooked.

I have a pear tree in my front yard that has produced bushels of fruit each year for 20 years.

Consider planting a quick bearing tree, if you don't already have one.

You will soon be eating and canning enough pears each fall to last you an entire year to enjoy recipes such as this one.

Free food that is healthy and delicious makes a winning team.

Pear Cobbler Recipe
With Apples

  • 8 cups peeled, cored and thinly sliced pears

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1/3 cup  golden raisins

  • 2 cups peeled, cored and thinly sliced Granny Smith* apples

Place pears, sugar and milk in a sauce pan on low heat.

Cover and cook until the pears start to get tender when tested with a fork.

Remove from heat. Stir in spices, raisins and sliced apples.

Place in an oblong 11" x  9 1/2" baking dish.

Pour crust mixture over top. 

Do not stir.

Sprinkle with nuts then sugar for the glaze.

Bake in a preheated oven 350F. until crust is golden brown and done when tested with the tines of a fork. 

Takes about 30-35 minutes.

Delicious served warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

Sprinkle whipped cream with a dash of nutmeg to add more decadent flavor.

Pear Cobbler Recipe Crust

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 stick butter, melted

  • 1 cup self-rising flour

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar for glaze

History Of Fruit Cobbler

According to historians fruit cobblers originated in Western America.

Western bound Americans used whatever fruits they found along the way like cherries, peaches, plums, pears, etc. to make their cobblers.

They would cook them in a Dutch Oven which was a heavy cast iron pot (most had legs) that was set over a bed of hot coals fire.

Then more hot coals were piled over the lid to cook the meal until done.

I have not seen this in historical data: But when my husband was cooking his Pit Cooked Barbecue, that took all night to cook, he maintained a log fire nearby. 

He used a shovel to transfer the hickory embers to the cooking pit as needed.

Interesting in the first cobbler (it was a peach cobbler) recipe published in America there is a footnote.

"Although it is not a fashionable pie for company, it is very excellent for family use".

I disagree with that,

A delicious Old Fashioned Cobbler is fit for a King!

Related Pages

Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Peach Cobbler Recipe

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