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Pear-Gingerbread Cobbler

I have given you a decision to make below. Do you stick with the Yankee version of an Apple Cobbler or spread your wings all the way down south and use pears? Regardless, be assured that the New England taste of home will be quite prevelant with the topping of Gingerbread, as opposed to the classic sweetened dough topping. With snow right around the corner and the merriment of the season on its' heels, you will find the aroma of this dessert so enticing, it will be gracing your cozy home into the New Year.


For 6 people


  • Gingerbread Cobbler Topping, recipe below
  • 5 cup(s) diced, fresh pears or apples
  • 1/3 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) nutmeg

Pear-Gingerbread Cobbler Directions

  1. Prepare Gingerbread Cobbler Topping. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients well. Transfer to an 8 x 8-inch square baking pan. Dollop tablespoons of Gingerbread Cobbler Topping over the top, staggering mounds to represent a cobblestone street.
  3. Bake for 40-45 mintues, or until cobbler dough is firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the topping comes out fairly clean. Remove from oven to cool slightly before serving.This dessert is best a day old and reheated to enjoy.
  4. Gingerbread Cobbler Topping
    2 cups flour
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 tablespoon ginger
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup molasses
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
    1 cup milk
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients well. Add the remainder of ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Set in refrigerator at least 15 minutes.