Pear Cobbler Recipe: Peach if You Prefer

Fruit cobbler is an old country recipe traditionally served as a dessert while peaches or pears are in season. 

For those who have fruit trees it is a dish that often shows up at harvest time as an after dinner dessert or as a late evening snack. At the peak of the harvest it is a dish commonly taken to share with friends at community events. Peach and pear cobblers are dessert casseroles that have been welcomed onto supper tables far more times than one can mention. Sweet, delicious, nutritious, and oozing with the juicy goodness that only a great fruit dessert can have. This recipe is generally made using peaches, pears, or apricots but as we have a pear tree in our backyard this is the fruit that we generally put into ours. It is a delightfully refreshing dessert recipe that brings with it all the summertime warmth of a fresh fruit harvest. 

Pear cobbler is a dish that tastes like it has traveled direct from the orchard to the kitchen table. It is delightfully refreshing. So don your apron and let's cook up a country recipe favourite. You can make this fruit cobbler recipe using peaches or pears and either fresh fruit or canned. If using canned just be sure to drain off the juice or your dessert will be exceptionally watery. You can pop the juice in the fridge to drink once it is chilled. The recipe is done in two parts with the lower section being the fruit base and the upper portion the cobbler topping.


6 cups of pear (Cubed) 
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Pear Cobbler Topping:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk
A shake of salt

You can use either peaches or pears for this recipe and both will work equally as well. If using canned fruit just remember to drain off the juice first.


1) In a large bowl mix together the peaches, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

2) Coat bottom of pan with margarine and lay the fruit mixture at the bottom of your baking dish. My baking dish is 9 x 13, but you can use a larger glass pan or two or more smaller pans. Kids really do enjoy fun individual size serving pans.

3) Blend together your cobbler topping ingredients until they form a smooth batter.

4) Scoop cobbler topping dough by tablespoonfuls onto the top of your fruit mixture (See picture). Bake at 385 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. The pear cobbler topping should be a golden coloured crust when cooked. Serve with ice cream or a whipped topping. 

Fill your dessert recipes with love - Fill them with nutrition rich fruit and berries. There are a number of different recipes for peach cobbler. You will have to experiment to discover your favourite.

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