Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Single Serving Pear-Maple Cobbler

Sometimes you just need something sweet. For me, this often happens when Ryan is at work and it is just me home alone for the evening. Why?? Because I'm bored. I don't keep ice cream or cookies in the house so when I want a treat I have to make it from scratch. So instead of making a big batch of something sinful, I have started coming up with some single serving desserts that will satisfy my craving but not totally wreck my whole week of healthy eating.

This pear-maple cobbler is a perfect dessert on a fall evening and is a very generous serving so one could share, but I don't recommended it! And if you wanted to make it even more indulgent, I'm sure ice cream or whipped cream would make this even better.


Cobbler Filling
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/8 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • dash vanilla extract
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pat butter
Cobbler Topping
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • a little less that 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbs chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 Tbs whole milk
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup
  • dash vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sugar

Preheat the oven to 425. Combine the pear, maple syrup, four, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Stir well place in a ramekin and top with one pat of butter. Bake until heated through and bubbly, about 18-20 minutes.

To make the topping, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and chilled butter into a bowl and using a fork, cut the butter into the mixture until well combined. Combine cinnamon, and sugar in a small bowl and set aside. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and set aside. Add the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla, and stir until just combined. Drop by spoonfuls over the warm pear filling and sprinkle with the reserved sugar mixture.

Bake 14 minutes, until golden-brown and firm to the touch. Serve warm.

Recipe by me.

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