Kieran’s Apple Pear Cobbler

fruit cobblerMy son’s girlfriend, Kieran, is a wonderful cook. They came over for a BBQ the other day and she made us a fantastic cobbler. What I loved best about it was the fact that she didn’t peel the fruit. Not only did this cut the prep time in half, it made such a difference in the texture and the color of the cobbler.

Serves 8


Apple Pear Mixture:
2 pounds ripe  pears (4 pears)
2 pounds firm apples (6 apples)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the topping:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, diced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Core, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks. Place the fruit in a large bowl and add the zests, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch oval baking dish.

For the topping:
Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit, covering the fruit completely.

Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.

Servings: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 637
Total Fat: 22.12g
Cholesterol: 60mg
Sodium: 155mg
Total Carbs: 107.53g
Dietary Fiber: 6.36g
Sugars: 74.50g
Protein: 4.09g

I won’t bother calculating Weight Watchers points, if you eat this it’s worth the points. 🙂

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