Pear Cobbler


A pear cobbler is a crowd-pleasing dessert that highlights one of fall's sweetest fruits. Cinnamon, ginger and cardamom give this pear cobbler a sophisticated twist for a quick and easy homemade dessert.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
12 slices
Nutrition Profile:


  • 6 large ripe Red Anjou pears (about 4 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • cup light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup whole-wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • cup canola oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish (or large cast-iron skillet) with cooking spray.

  2. Toss pear slices, brown sugar, ginger, cornstarch, cinnamon and cardamom together in a large bowl. Set aside.

  3. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. Beat sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs with an electric mixer on high speed until very pale and fluffy, about 90 seconds. Add milk and beat on low speed until combined, about 20 seconds. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture, beating until just combined, about 1 minute. (Do not overmix.) The batter will be a little thick, but still pourable.

  5. Spread the pear mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish (or skillet); pour the batter evenly over the pears. Bake until the topping is golden brown, the pears are tender and the batter is cooked through, 50 to 60 minutes. (A wooden pick inserted in the center will come out clean.) If necessary, cover with foil after 40 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
8g Fat
55g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 36g
Added Sugars 21g 41%
Protein 4g 7%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 101IU 2%
Vitamin C 7mg 7%
Folate 38mcg 10%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 243mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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