Pear Dumplings Cobbler

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Pear Dumplings Cobbler, a simple and delicious recipe of juicy pears cooked to perfection in a sweet buttery sauce between two layers of dumpling dough.   Makes a gorgeous presentation for an elegant dinner.

Pear Dumpling Cobbler, a simple and delicious recipe of juicy pears cooked to perfection in a sweet buttery sauce between two layers of dumpling dough.   A gorgeous presentation for an elegant dinner.

Dumpling cobblers is a favorite around our house, and this Pear Dumplings Cobbler is a must around this time of the year.  

The simplest of ingredients are used in the Pear Dumplings Cobbler, pie dough, pears, sugar, and butter.  That's right, only four ingredients.  The pears are the star in this recipe.

Pear Dumplings Cobbler is a cozy dessert to serve a crowd.  It can be made ahead of time and ready to serve plain or with a scoop of ice cream.

Pear Dumpling Cobbler, a simple and delicious recipe of juicy pears cooked to perfection in a sweet buttery sauce between two layers of dumpling dough.   A gorgeous presentation for an elegant dinner.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DUMPLINGS COBBLER AND JUST COBBLER

  • A cobbler is made with fruit at the bottom of the baking dish and a biscuit dough or pie crust placed on top of the fruit.  When cooked, the fruit releases the juice in them and mingles with the top crust.  The cobbler will be runny.

  • A dumpling cobbler is made with a pie crust layer on the bottom of the dish, fruit placed on top of the crust, and then another crust placed over the fruit.  A solution of water, sugar, and butter poured over the entire cobbler.  When cooked, this forms a dumpling texture with the bottom and upper crust.  The cobbler will be thick and creamy with dumplings.

Pear Dumpling Cobbler, a simple and delicious recipe of juicy pears cooked to perfection in a sweet buttery sauce between two layers of dumpling dough.   A gorgeous presentation for an elegant dinner.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE PEAR DUMPLINGS COBBLER

  • Recipe of pie dough to fit an 11-inch x 14-inch baking dish
  • 11-inch x 14-inch baking dish
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pizza cutter or sharp knife
  • Sliced Pears
  • Fruit fresh
  • Sugar
  • Butter
I chose not to peel the pears.  They are thin and have an incredible flavor of the pear.  If you prefer, you may peel them.

Pear Dumpling Cobbler, a simple and delicious recipe of juicy pears cooked to perfection in a sweet buttery sauce between two layers of dumpling dough.   A gorgeous presentation for an elegant dinner.

THE PROCESS OF MAKING PEAR DUMPLINGS COBBLER

  • Preheat oven 400 degrees F.  Slice pears in a large bowl and toss with fruit fresh and vanilla; set aside.

  • Mix flour, salt, shortening, and cold butter together with a pastry blender until well blended. Add water to the well blended flour mixture. Mix all ingredients together with a fork until come together in a ball slightly.

  • Divide the dough into thirds. Roll one third of the dough on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin large enough to place into a large oblong dish push the dough up the sides.  Place 1/2  of the pears across the dough.

  • Roll one third of the dough on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin large enough to place into a large oblong dish.  Place the rest of the pears across the dough.

  • Roll the last third of the dough on a lightly floured surface large enough to fit over the pears.  Lay rolled out dough over the pears.  Take a large knife and cut all the way through the cobbler from the lengthwise all the way to the other end of the cobbler in 2" strips across the dish.  Approximately 5 strips.  Turn the pan and cut all the way through the cobbler 2-inch strips horizontally across the cobbler.  Approximately 7 cut strips.

  • In a large saucepan, heat, sugar,  butter, and water over medium heat until butter melts.  Pour over the pears in the prepared dish.

  • Sprinkle with coarse sugar.  Bake for 1 hour. 



Pear Dumpling Cobbler, a simple and delicious recipe of juicy pears cooked to perfection in a sweet buttery sauce between two layers of dumpling dough.   A gorgeous presentation for an elegant dinner.

The Pear Dumplings Cobbler not only can be made ahead of time, but it is also very freezer friendly.  Prepare the cobbler except for pouring the hot solution of butter and sugar over the cobbler.  

When you take the cobbler out of the freeze, prepare the buttery solution and pour over the cobbler and bake.

I hope you will get to make the Pear Dumplings Cobbler soon.

Enjoy!

Kay xo



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Pear Dumpling Cobbler, a simple and delicious recipe of juicy pears cooked to perfection in a sweet buttery sauce between two layers of dumpling dough.   A gorgeous presentation for an elegant dinner.




Cobbler, Desserts, Pears
Southern
Yield: 10-12
Author:

Pear Dumpling Cobbler

Simple and delicious recipe of juicy pears cooked to perfection in a sweet buttery sauce between two layers of dumpling dough. Makes a gorgeous presentation for an elegant dinner.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 20 M

ingredients:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening, cold
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold
  • 10 tablespoons cold water
  • 10 pears, cored
  • 1 teaspoon fruit fresh
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 cups of sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coarse sugar

instructions:

How to cook Pear Dumpling Cobbler

  1. Preheat 400 degrees F. Slice pears in a large bowl and toss with fruit fresh and vanilla; set aside.
  2. Mix flour, salt, shortening, and cold butter together with a pastry blender until well blended. Add water to the well blended flour mixture. Mix all ingredients together with a fork until come together in a ball slightly.
  3. Divide the dough into thirds. Roll one third of the dough on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin large enough to place into a large oblong dish push the dough up the sides. Place 1/2 of the pears across the dough.  Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of sugar over the pears
  4. Roll one third of the dough on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin large enough to place into a large oblong dish. Place the rest of the pears across the dough.  Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of sugar over the pears.
  5. Roll the last third of the dough on a lightly floured surface large enough to fit over the pears. Lay rolled out dough over the pears. Take a large knife and cut all the way through the cobbler from the lengthwise all the way to the other end of the cobbler in 2" strips across the dish. Approximately 5 strips. Turn the pan and cut all the way through the cobbler 2-inch strips horizontally across the cobbler. Approximately 7 cut strips.
  6. In a large saucepan, heat, 2 cups of sugar, butter, and water over medium heat until butter melts. Pour over the pears in the prepared dish.
  7. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 1 hour.
Calories
982.93
Fat (grams)
39.65
Sat. Fat (grams)
20.04
Carbs (grams)
155.47
Fiber (grams)
6.88
Net carbs
148.60
Sugar (grams)
107.52
Protein (grams)
6.00
Sodium (milligrams)
575.23
Cholesterol (grams)
60.29
Kay Little
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Comments

  1. Looks so good.....perfect for holiday dessert. One question - how much fruit fresh is needed?

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    1. Sorry about that...I just added the amount. Thank you for stopping!

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  2. Oh my this looks amazing and scrumptious! Such a unique idea...I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. Thanks for sharing your YUM with us! XO

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  3. That looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  4. As much as I love pears, I never think to bake with them. This sounds soooo tasty!

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  5. This looks so delicious!! I love that you focused on pears - they're way too overlooked during apple season!

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  6. This will be a sure hit with my family!

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