Spiced Pear Cobbler with Raspberries – a delicious cold weather, comfort food cobbler featuring a delicious marriage of flavours.
Today’s recipe for Spiced Pear Cobbler is a great marriage of flavours in a warm cobbler dessert. Marriage is a good description for this recipe because Spouse’s favourite fruit is pears and my favourite berry is raspberry so we both really enjoyed this one
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- 2 tbsp butter
- 6 in large pears peeled cored and cut large wedges
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup very cold butter cut in small pieces
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pint fresh or frozen raspberries
Melt the butter in a large saute pan and then toss in remaining ingredients for the spiced pears.
Salute together over medium heat until the pears are just warmed through. This will give them a bit of a head start in cooking before adding the cobbler dough on top.
Transfer hot pears to a 9x9 (or larger if necessarbaking dish.
In a food processor combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Using the pulse button on the food processor cut in the butter.
Pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. ( If you don't own a food processor, you can cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or even a couple of knives.)
To the flour/butter mixture add the whipping cream mixed with the vanilla extract.
Fold in the cream just until a soft dough forms. Do not overwork the dough or it will become too tough. Less is more here and the less you work the dough, the lighter your cobbler will turn out.
Drop the cobbler dough in heaping tablespoonfuls onto the hot fruit mixture in a 9x9 nbaking dish.
Sprinkle the raspberries over the cobbler dough.
Bake at 350 degreed F for about 25-35 minutes or until the top is evenly golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
Let the cobbler rest for 10-15 minutes before serving warm with some good French Vanilla ice cream.