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Pear Cobbler

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Pear Cobbler

Vegan Pear Cobbler.

© 2009 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This rustic pear cobbler is so simple, yet so delicious, prepared with a rich, melt-in-your mouth biscuity cake and lots of sweetened pears.

Makes one 9"x13" cobbler

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup and 2 T. white granulated sugar, divided, plus more for sprinkling
  • 4 cups sliced pears, divided (NOTE: pears should be thin, but not too thin--about 1/4" thick)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) dairy-free soy margarine, cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup cold water

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the sugar evenly on the bottom of a 9"x13" baking dish. Place just enough pear slices in the dish to cover the bottom in a single layer. Sprinkle and additional 1/4 cup sugar over top of the slices. Set aside for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl combine the flour, remaining 1/2 cup and 2 T. sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, cut in the soy margarine until the mixture resembles fine crumbs, and the mixture is similar in consistency to a biscuit mix. Mix in the remaining pear slices until evenly distributed. Gradually add the water, stirring until the mixture comes together to form a thick, lumpy batter. Spread the mixture on top of the sugared pears and sprinkle the top lightly with sugar. Bake until golden brown, about 40-50 minutes, and allow the cobbler to cool on a wire cooling rack for at least 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm, at room temperature or cold.

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