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Pear Cobbler

Pear Cobbler made with a simple crust and lots of fresh pears to make a delicious pear dessert. So yummy straight out of the oven, especially with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pear cobbler
Servings: 9 servings

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 5 Tbsp. sugar divided
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter sliced
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 1/2 tsp lemon juice

PEAR FILLING

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. cornstarch divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. + 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 pears peeled and chopped

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, 3 Tbsp. of sugar and the salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together and then add to the dry mixture. Stir together with a fork and then remove 1 cup to set aside for later. Add the remaining 2 Tbsp sugar to the amount set aside.
  • Press the rest of the crumb mixture into a greased 8X8 baking dish. You don't have to press it all the way up the sides, but press up the sides as much as possible. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  • For the filling, combine the sugar, 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, salt and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Slowly whisk in the water and lemon juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then cook and stir for 1 minute, until thickened. Remove from the heat and add the butter and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, toss pears with the other 2 Tbsp. cornstarch until evenly coated. Spoon the pears over the baked crust and then top with the filling. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture and bake for 35-40 minutes, until filling is bubbly and topping is light golden brown. Let cool for at least 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!