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Spiced Pear-Cranberry Cobbler

Spiced Pear-Cranberry Cobbler


  • 6 medium Bosc, Anjou, and/or Asian pears, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped (6 cups)
  • 1 16 - ounce can whole cranberry sauce1 cup fresh cranberries or 1/3 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut up
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half, light cream, milk or pear nectar
  • Whipping cream, half-and-half, light cream or vanilla ice cream 


  1. For filling: In a large bowl, combine pears, cranberry sauce, cranberries, brown sugar and the 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Transfer filling to a 2- or 2-1/2- quart casserole. Bake, covered, in a 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, for biscuit topping, in a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, the 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, baking powder and the 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until pieces are pea-size. In a small bowl, combine egg, pumpkin and half-and-half. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture all at once, stirring until just combined.

  3. Remove casserole dish from oven. Spoon the topping into 8 mounds on top of the hot pear mixture. If you like, sprinkle with a little additional granulated sugar.

  4. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes more or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center of the biscuit topping comes out clean. Cool for 30 minutes. Serve warm with whipping cream. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 76, vit. C (mg) 9, pro. (g) 4, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, chol. (mg) 64, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 13, sodium (mg) 148, iron (mg) 2, vit. A (IU) 2818, cal. (kcal) 417, Potassium (mg) 272, sugar (g) 53, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Folate (µg) 40, sat. fat (g) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, fiber (g) 6, calcium (mg) 121, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0

Source: Midwest Living