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Spiced Pear Cobbler Recipe

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This spiced pear cobbler with perfectly buttery crispy biscuit topping is easy to prepare and feeds a crowd. Using fresh pears, the deliciousness of this dessert comes primarily from the sweetness of the fruit and doesn't call for a huge amount of additional sugar. Make it up to 4 days ahead of time to entertain friends and family.

casserole dish of pear cobbler with a bowl of pear cobbler and a fresh pear How to make spiced pear cobbler Image Credit: Julia Mueller

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Things You’ll Need

  • For the Pear Filling:

  • 3 lbs fresh pears, peeled, cored and chopped

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

  • 3 Tbsp water

  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  • For the Cobbler Topping:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1 Tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted

  • 1 cup whole milk

Step 1

Peel, core, and chop the pears. Then place them in a large mixing bowl.

chopped pears in a mixing bowl Peel and chop the pears to make pear filling Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Add the remaining ingredients for the pear filling and stir well to combine.

pears, brown sugar, cinnamon, corn starch in a mixing bowl Add remaining ingredients for pear filling Image Credit: Julia Mueller Pear filling mixture in a mixing bowl Stir all ingredients for pear filling in a mixing bowl Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Transfer the pear filling mixture to a large casserole dish.

Chopped pears with spices in a casserole dish Transfer the pear filling to a casserole dish Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Add the dry ingredients for the cobbler topping to a mixing bowl (all-purpose flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt). Stir well to combine.

Dry ingredients for cobbler topping in a mixing bowl Stir together dry ingredients for cobbler topping Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Add the melted butter and whole milk and stir just until combined (avoid over-mixing the topping).

Mixing bowl with flour, milk and butter for cobbler topping Add wet ingredients Image Credit: Julia Mueller Cobbler topping dough in a mixing bowl Mix cobbler topping ingredients just until combined Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Step 3

Top the pear filling mixture with the cobbler topping, creating either an even layer or biscuits.

Casserole dish with spiced pears and cobbler topping, ready to go in the oven. Add cobbler topping to casserole dish Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Place casserole dish on the center rack of the preheated oven and bake 25 minutes. Decrease oven temperature to 325° F and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until topping is golden-brown.

Casserole dish and bowl of pear cobbler Bake pear cobbler Image Credit: Julia Mueller

Serve cobbler with ice cream in bowls, and enjoy!

Bowl of pear cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top Serve pear cobbler with ice cream Image Credit: Julia Mueller

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