Growing Chefs! Ontario Spiced Pear Cobbler

Spiced Pear Cobbler

Apple and pear pie is a classic fall dessert, but a cobbler is even easier! Cobblers are fruit desserts, like pies, but topped with biscuits!
Serves 8-10

Biscuit Topping

1 1/2 cups flour3 tablespoons sugar1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon heavy cream Raw sugar for topping (optional)


4-6 pears1/4 cup brown sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 ground ginger1/4 teaspoon salt1 lemon1/4 cup butter, cut into small cubes Extra butter for greasing baking dish Raw sugar for topping (optional)
9” baking dishCutting boardKnife or safe chopperPeelerMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsMelon baller (optional)Pastry brush (optional)BowlsRaspDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Butter a 9” baking dish and heat the oven to 375F

Measure out all of the ingredients.

Get Cooking!

For the filling: In a small bowl combine brown sugar, cornstarch, spices and salt. Set aside. In a larger bowl, zest and juice 1 lemon. Peel the pears and slice in half. With a melon baller, remove the seeds. Slice thinly. Toss with lemon juice. Add the sugar mixture to the pears and mix well to combine. Add filling to the prepared baking dish.

For the cream biscuits: In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add the cream and mix until just combined. Spoon evenly over the fruit mixture. Brush with reserved 1 tablespoon of cream and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 45 – 55 minutes until the fruit is bubbling, the top is golden brown and the biscuits have cooked through. If the topping is browning too quickly, cover with aluminum foil for the remainder of the cooking time.

Allow cobbler to cool slightly before serving.