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Craving something sweet to enjoy on a cold fall night? This Southern classic is sure to hit the spot and is versatile depending upon what fruit is season. With pears nearing the end of their 2018 run, make the most of it with this simple and satisfying recipe. An excellent source of fiber and Vitamin C, rest assured you're still getting important nutrients when indulging in this sweet treat!
Drop Biscuit Pear Cobbler
6 medium pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 of a cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss pears, light brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Transfer to a 13 x 9" baking dish.
Whisk together, flour, baking powder, salt and 3/4 cup sugar. With fingers, rub in butter until a coarse meal begins to form. Gradually mis in 1/3 cup hot water until a soft wet dough forms. Drop clumps of dough over filling; sprinkle top with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown and cooked through. Let cool and serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.