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.
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, Sweet Tea Pound Cake. Thanks for reading!
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Simple Spiced Pear Cobbler
- 5 pears peeled and cut into chunks
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 3 cups bisquick mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all filling ingredients together.
- In another bowl, mix all crust ingredients together.
- Add filling to a square baking dish then spread crust mixture over top. Bake for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
Trish the Dish says
Oh my goodness, I have never had a pear cobbler.. This sounds and looks so good. It also looks pretty easy to make so I'll definitely have to try it.
Strength and Sunshine says
O that sounds like a delicious treat for the cold weather!
Oh my goodness! This looks absolutely delicious! I want to make this now! I've never tried a pear cobbler before!
Nostalgia Diaries says
I normally always think of baking with apples this time of year and forget the pears. I think this looks SO good!
Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat. says
Yum! Cobblers are the best, and your video looked great!
Annie Fox says
ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS!! Pears are my favorite fruit...I'm always looking for something new to make from them. Keep up the tasty work. You are greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe.
Thanks for this recipe! Any suggestions on what modifications I need to make if I only have Krusteaz pancake mix on hand? (vs. Bisquick)
Hi! I haven’t tried this recipe with Krusteaz but you should be able to use it interchangeably in these proportions. I hope it works well for you!
Laura Hartley Short says
We pick a bushel of pears, at least, from our three trees. We let them ripen on the counter and just the smell of that made me think of preparing some kind of a sweet dish. So I looked up your recipe, especially with the spices, and just made this pear of cobbler. I'm eating some now with some vanilla ice cream on top. It is stupendous. Really, really good. I included a little extra juice with the pears since they tend to be a drier fruit, and it is perfect. Moist on the bottom and fluffy and crispy and spicy on top. Excellent recipe. My only alteration is that I use pumpkin pie spice, instead of separate ingredients. And I put in some extra cinnamon in the filling and the topping. So good.
Thanks for sharing, Laura! So glad you enjoyed this recipe and made it your own.
Laura Hartley Short says
Of, I forgot to add, above, that I drizzled the top of my cobbler butter, before it cooked. Delicious.