I mentioned this family favorite recipe over the summer when I shared my spiced cherry almond cobbler. Well, we’re in the thick of pear season and here it is, y’all! This simple spiced pear cobbler is my rendition of what my mom, grandma, aunts, and I would make during my childhood after harvesting pears from our backyard tree. That tree eventually stopped bearing fruit (Climate change?) and my parents moved away from my childhood home but the memories of this dessert stuck with me. I’ve gotten a few questions about it and realized that the only other recipe featuring pears on the blog currently is the ultimate autumn apple pie I shared last Fall. So, I had to change that. 🙂
This simple spiced pear cobbler is easy to make. The filling is completely homemade and the crust is just bisquick mix and a few other ingredients. This is a shortcut from our pear-picking days when we would be tired from cooking and jarring seemingly endless amounts of pear preserves, jelly, and syrup. The tenderness of the biscuit crust goes really well with the slight crunch of the pears. I used crisp Bartlett pears but you can make this with any variety you like as I’m not exactly sure of which one was growing on our backyard tree. All I know is that they remained really crunchy throughout baking. If you’ve been reading for a while, you might have noticed that I like combining sweet spices with fresh fruit in baked goods. There’s the cherry cobbler mentioned above as well as these blackberry spice muffins and my spiced banana bread, too!
Do you have any family recipes you’ve kept going over the years? Here are a few more of our family favorites: Aunt Georgia’s Peach Cobbler, Nigerian Rice & Stew, Mommy’s Lasagna, Sweet Tea Pound Cake. Thanks for reading!