Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pear and Apple Cobbler

We have a plethora of pears and apples residing in our kitchen. So in an attempt to use up some of them before they go the way of the dinosaurs, I whipped up this delicious pear and apple cobbler. Wonderful complement to our Sunday brunch. Oooh, the flavors of the autumn harvest....

Pear and Apple Cobbler

4 apples (Golden Delicious worked splendidly!)
4 pears (I used Bartlett.)
1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
apple juice

2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
4 t. baking powder
1/2 c. milk
1 egg
5 T. butter, cut up

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel, core and slice the pears and apples into 1/2 in. slices. Place them in large bowl with flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. Then, place in the bottom of a 9x13 in. baking dish. Pour enough apple juice to cover the bottom of the dish.

In another bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder, milk and egg together. Cut in butter and mix with your fingers. Knead about 15 times. Flour a clean surface and roll out dough to about 1/4 in. thickness. Cut out your favorite shapes and place on top of apples and pears in baking dish.

Bake 25-30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.