Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday Night Recipe: Pear Cobbler

So the problem with buying ripe fruit by the bag is that it tends to go squishy before you can eat it all. Baked desserts, to the rescue!

Pear Cobbler

First things first: Put 1/2 T. white vinegar in a 1/2 c. measure and fill the rest of the way with 2% milk. Stir and let sit. While it sours, peel and slice (thin but not too thin) six to eight ripe pears. Then, in a large skillet, mix

3/4 cups packed brown sugar
3 T. flour
1/8 t. salt
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
Dash cloves
2 T. lemon juice

Stir until the sugar melts and everything incorporates, then add the pears and stir to coat. Cook five minutes, then move to a buttered 8" baking dish. Next, whisk together:

1 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. cream of tartar
3/4 t. baking soda

In another bowl, mix the soured milk with 3 T. melted butter, then add to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth (but no longer!). Spoon over the pears, sprinkle with sugar and place in a PREHEATED 375-degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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