What’s Your Favorite Cobbler

Apple pie
Jacque Rose’s traditional Pear Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Essie Mae and her cousin Carrie were on the phone talking about their favorite cobblers. Cousin Carrie lives in St. Louis she told my Mom she had eaten Pear Pie at Sweetie Pies.  Mom said she had never had pear pie, and asked me to make one. I made a pear cobbler that day for dessert.  Mamma didn’t like my pear cobbler, her exact words to me were “stay with peach and apple”.  I called my brother Bubby; he came over picked up the cobbler and told me he like it.

This cobbler is made with can pears it is the quickest and easiest cobbler you will ever make.


1 (29 ounce) can of pears drain and set aside, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar packed,  1 stick unsalted butter, 1 cup self-rising flour, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger,  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, combine pear juice and milk to equal  3/4 cup, 1 egg

Cut pears in half, and cut into thin slices.  Pour 1 ½ cups of sugar in a bowl, add pear slices mix well and set aside.  Put butter in a dutch oven and melt. Set aside and allow to cool.  In a bowl combine all your dry ingredients.  Measure pear juice and milk, add egg beat well.  Pour milk into dry ingredients mix well.  Pour this batter into the dutch oven with the butter,  DO NOT STIR.  Pour pear and sugar mixture on top of batter.  DO NOT STIR.  Put the pot in oven bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. Surprise, surprise, the crust will rise to the top.  The cobbler is done when the crust is golden brown

Tell me what you think, should I add pear to my list of delicious cobblers I make or should I follow my mamma’s directive and stay with peach and apple.

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