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.

It is Yummy!

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 do not see many pear recipes online and I wonder why, because they are so delicious raw or cooked.

I have a pear tree in my front yard that has produced bushels of fruit each year for over 30 years.

Consider planting a quick bearing tree, if you do not 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 the one below.

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

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 the heat and stir in the spices, raisins and sliced apples.

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

Pour the crust mixture over the top. 

Do not stir.

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

It takes about 30 to 35 minutes.

This cobbler is delicious served warm with a scoop of ice cream or Homemade Whipped Cream.

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

Pear Cobbler Crust Recipe

  • 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

Old Fashioned Pear Pie

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup cold butter

  • 1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons cold water

Sift the flour and the salt together into a bowl and cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

Stir in the Cheddar cheese and add the water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing it just until the flour is moistened. 

Place the dough in the refrigerator and let it chill.

Prepare the Pie Filling.

Pear Pie Filling

  • 2 lbs. fresh pears

  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons butter

Peal the pears and cut them in halves and remove the core.

Arrange in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and sprinkle with the lemon or lime juice.

Mix together the flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon and sprinkle it over the pears. 

Dot with the butter. 

Roll out the pastry on a floured surface (I like to use a flowered pastry cloth) into a circle a little larger than the top of the baking dish.

Slash in several places in the center and arrange over the pears, crimping to the edges of the dish securely. 

Bake in a pre-heated oven 350F. for 30 to 40 minutes.

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 of those ovens  had legs that was set over a bed of hot coals fire.)

Then more hot coals were piled over the lid to keep it hot enough cook the meal until it 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 he needed.

It is interesting that the first cobbler known about, which was a peach cobbler, was  published in America with a footnote that read:

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

I disagree with that, because I think that if the peach cobbler was fashionable enough for her family, then it was fashionable enough for any company that she might have had.

What do you think?

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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