Warm Pear Cobbler | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, September 16, 2019

Warm Pear Cobbler

Warm Pear Cobbler might just be my very favorite Fall dessert recipe ever! This not-too-sweet warm and comforting cobbler screams Fall with it's fresh pears and delightful not quite biscuit, not quite cake like topping. It's a fruit cobbler recipe you need to try now!

Warm Pear Cobbler by Renee's Kitchen Adventures on a white plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a fork with a fresh pear in the background on red and white linens

While grocery shopping this week,  I walked past a store employee putting out the most wonderful looking D'Anjou pears.  Pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber and a good source of Vitamin C.  I picked some up, with the intention of plopping them into the fruit bowl, and eating them out of hand during the week.

But then I had a revelation.

Pear cobbler.

Overhead view of finished Warm Pear Cobbler by Renee's Kitchen Adventures in pan with one fresh pear in the background

Sweet (but not too sweet!), warm...perfect for a cool Fall night.

Don't forget to "gild the lily" with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. YUM!

Overhead view of Warm Pear Cobbler by Renee's Kitchen Adventures with spoon and some of the cobbler missing.

My pears were just ripe, still firm, but sweet and not hard.  I cut them into big slices for this cobbler recipe.  The natural sweetness of the pears works well with the reduced amount of sugar in this recipe. (You'll find most recipes similar to this one calls for a lot more sugar!)

Two Pears side by side ready for Warm Pear Cobbler by Renee's Kitchen Adventures

How to make Warm Pear Cobbler

Gather up ingredients needed to make Warm Pear Cobbler:
  • Ripe, but still firm D'anjou variety pears
  • Brown sugar
  • All purpose Flour
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking powder
  • Cold unsalted butter
  • Buttermilk 
Combine the pears with brown sugar, all purpose flour, ground cinnamon, and lemon juice as directed below in recipe card. 

Process shot of sliced pears in pan with some of the ingredients for Warm Pear Cobbler by Renee's Kitchen Adventures mixed in

In a large bowl, make the cobbler topping by combining the all purpose flour, kosher salt, and baking powder. Work in the cold butter to make a coarse meal. 

Process shot for Warm Pear Cobbler by Renee's Kitchen Adventures flour mixture and butter combined with a pastry blender in a white bowl, overhead shot

Stir in the buttermilk and spread onto prepared pears. Bake as directed in recipe card below.

What is your favorite fruit cobbler? Would you use cinnamon or cardamom (or both!) in this recipe? 

Warm Pear Cobbler, Pear Cobbler, Fruit Cobbler
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Renee Paj
Warm Pear Cobbler

Warm Pear Cobbler

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 55 Min
Fresh pears are coated in brown sugar and cinnamon then baked with a light biscuit type cake for the best pear cobbler you've ever put in your mouth! Lower in sugar than most other recipes for pear cobbler you'll find.


  • 5 -6 medium sized D'anjou pears, peeled and sliced
  • 2 TBSP packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp all purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice ( I used the juice of half a lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or cardamom
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 TBSP unpacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter, cold
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine pears slices with 2 TBSP brown sugar, 2 tsp flour, lemon juice and cinnamon in a large bowl. Toss to coat pears and pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining flour, remaining brown sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter with a pastry blender, fork or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Add buttermilk and toss with a fork until flour mixture is moist.
  5. Spread the dough all over the top of the pears. It does not have to come to the edges of the pan or cover the pears completely.
  6. Bake until crust is lightly browned the fruit is bubbly, about 40 - 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.


Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a special treat!

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

6.50 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.83 g

Carbs (grams)

72.59 g

Fiber (grams)

5.86 g

Net carbs

66.73 g

Sugar (grams)

45.98 g

Protein (grams)

3.96 g

Sodium (milligrams)

339.17 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

16.49 mg

Nutritional Information provided is an estimate.

*If you prefer less biscuit and more fruit, you can halve the biscuit ingredients in this recipe. Nutritional information may change if you do so.

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  1. I have never thought about making a pear cobbler. I am definitely saving this recipe and going to give it a try!


  2. What a nice change of pace from peach cobbler!!! Now I know what I can make with some of the pears my husband bought at Costco last night!

    1. thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  3. Hi can u use other milk instead of buttermilk

    1. Hello! Thanks for your question. Yes, you can substitute regular milk. It won't come out exactly the same, but it will work.


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