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Warm pear cobbler

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 3 min
18 min
45 min
Take the chill out of a cold winter night with this delicious, homey pear cobbler. First, the pears are tossed with brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cinnamon, then arranged in a baking dish. The dough is made with both all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, as well as brown sugar and baking powder. The margarine is cut into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or your fingertips, then hydrated with low-fat buttermilk. Simply dollop the dough onto the pears and bake until browned and bubbly. Dust with powdered sugar right before serving to help bring it all together and for a prettier presentation.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)


3 medium, peeled and sliced

Packed brown sugar

2 Tbsp

All-purpose flour

2 tsp

Fresh lemon juice

2 tsp

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

All-purpose flour

¼ cup(s)

Whole-grain wheat flour

¼ cup(s)

Unpacked brown sugar

1½ Tbsp

Baking powder

½ tsp

Reduced-calorie margarine

1 Tbsp

Low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s)

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

1 Tbsp


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine pears, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of flour, lemon juice and cinnamon in a large bowl; toss to coat pears and pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, combine the remaining flours, remaining brown sugar and baking powder; cut in margarine with a pastry blender, or quickly with your fingertips, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and toss with a fork until flour mixture is moist.
  4. Drop four heaping tablespoons of dough onto pear mixture. Bake until crust is lightly browned and fruit is bubbly, about 40 to 45 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar and cut into 6 pieces.