Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
This deep-dish cobbler has a custard filling and is made with canned pears. I use the pears in light syrup. You can also substitute Splenda for the sugar.
- 1⁄2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 (29 ounce) cans pears, drained, cubed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup cold butter
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- Heat oven to 350°F
- Combine brown sugar, 3 eggs, cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon salt in small bowl; mix well.
- Gently stir in pears.
- Spoon into greased 8-inch square 2 quart baking dish.
- Set aside.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl.
- Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in milk, 1 egg and walnuts.
- Drop dough evenly over pear mixture into 9 mounds.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is set and biscuits are golden brown.
- Serve warm.
This was a different and delicious cobbler which my family really enjoyed with vanilla ice cream. This would be perfect in the winter when the best fresh fruit isn't available. I think next time I would add a little of the syrup from the canned pears to the mix for a juicier result. A little cinnamon would be a great optional addition. Thank you for a wonderful and easy recipe.
Custard/pear mixture was very thick and very sweet. Maybe cut down on a bit of the sugar and corn starch next time around.