Aug 2, 2009

Peachy-Pear Cobbler

When cooking with apples and pears in dessert recipes they usually call for lemon juice. This is because both fruits have ethylene this is also, what causes them to brown quickly. The acid in the lemon juice becomes a protective shield causing these fruits to not brown. Also, always make sure you keep your pears and apples away from the rest of your fruits. Ethylene also makes other fruits ripen extremely fast.

A friend of mine has been talking about peach cobbler all week and I could just not take it anymore. I have been wanting some nice warm cobbler myself. I love all cobblers I have to admit. No matter if, it is blackberry, cherry, apple or peach I have decided I love them all equally. I decided to make a cobbler with peach and pear. I had two boxes of the small beautiful gourmet style Bosc pears on hand that I just knew would give this cobbler something extra special. Bosc pears are the small nice looking pears and they are excellent for baking as they hold their shape very well. Of course, the best way to have cobbler is al a mode, to bad I was out of ice cream.

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups peaches, sliced
2 cups Bosc pears, sliced
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 egg
1/4 cup milk

1. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, egg and cinnamon. Add butter and mix with hands until course. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. In a 4-quart saucepan, add peaches, pears, water, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch. Bring to full boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 10 minutes.

3. In an 8x8 baking dish carefully scoop fruit mixture into pan. The juice should be about half way up the fruit if so do not add more from the pan. Make 6 dollops on top of the fruit with flour mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.

Yields: 6 servings

3 fabulous comments:

meeso said...

Mmmmm, so yummy!

Lauralou said...

Just out of curiosity... what were the egg and the milk for? I had trouble locating where you used them in the recipe...

Noor said...

Oh wow I am so sorry I left the milk and eggs out. I added them. Opps I hardly do that one :)..

They are just part of the mix for the topping.