Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Without ice cream,
there would be darkness
and chaos. 

~Don Kardong
A very simple recipe
given to me from a
dear woman who ran
the nursery at my church
when my children were
small. She has since passed
away, but I will always
remember her telling
me that when I served
the cobbler, I must also
put a scoop of vanilla bean
ice cream in the bowl
along side it...I always
do! It is not a healthy or
a 'fancy' dish, but it
is a tradition for me to
bake it each fall when
the pears are ripe. xx

Pear Cobbler

5 large pears
1 cup self-rising flour
[I use all purpose and add
1 teaspoon baking power
and a dash of sea salt]
1 cup juice from pears
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter[ melted]

Peel, slice thin and cook pears with a little water until tender, set aside. Mix together remaining ingredients. Put reserved pears in a 2 quart casserole dish and pour batter over the top [ do not stir]. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees until golden.


  1. I have some pears preserved from last summer that I've been wondering what to do with. They're pears from a tree that produces pears that have to be cooked, so I poached them before preserving them, and they're ready waiting for something just like this. I'll give it a go over the next week or so. Thanks for the idea. xx

  2. Be ready, I am coming over for dessert....YUM!

  3. Hubs can't have any sort of pie without a scoop of vanilla :). And that's nice that you have such a warm memory of your friend that gave you the recipe :). Thanks for sharing it :).

  4. oh my that sounds perfect and i could picture my sweet grandmother saying the exact same thing about the ice cream! i am so excited that you are taking up the challenge! and what is Grave’s disease? for some reason you’re on my mind a lot, i think you have some wisdom that i need, as oddball as that sounds....about a particular issue, actually. if i can find the time i will shoot you an email later! have a lovely day!

  5. Ooooh yummy. I think I like pear cobbler more than apple cobbler. I made a rustic tart the other day with some left over pie crust (that I forgot I had stashed in the freezer) and some asian pears. That is so cool that you grow your own pears. The best recipes are the ones that have a fond memory attached to them. :)

  6. oh yum! we had a pear tree in my parents garden, but it hardly bore fruit. once there was this perfect pair on it, red cheeks and all. and we harvested it and sliced it evenly into 4 parts - one for each member of the family...
    now we "only" harvest blackberries. i actually froze a lot of them and plan to make jam once i'm back in germany. hope that works!

  7. Sounds delicious.
    Beautiful photo and great quote.
    Much love

  8. YUM! and what perfect timing...the Man was just saying last night that we had some pears we needed to use up...

    Have a lovely day!

  9. I don't think I've ever experienced Pear Cobbler.

  10. Comfort food at it's best! Your pears look wonderful... Am I to start having orchard envy after my bout of garden envy now? :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  11. Mmm, sounds heavenly :)
    I think a cobbler may be similar to what we call crumbles.
    Perfect Autumn fare. And icecream is non negotioable, absolutly :)
    Thanks for the recipe Tracey!

  12. Thanks for the recipe...I've never made a pear cobbler. Love ice cream quote....so true :)

  13. Oh wow. What a great recipe. I have never had or heard of pear cobbler. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Thanks for this, Tracey. Pears are my absolute favorite and I'm so happy that their season is finally here. I can't wait to try this!!

    Oh...and thank you for always visiting me in my space and leaving kind words. It really means a lot :)

  15. I'm there! What with your garden, your food and the awesome conversation I'm sure we'd have...a visit is a must!

  16. i love this post tracey, your story, recipe, it's very sweet. i wish i had a pear tree too. i will have to check our farmers market for some. thank you for the recipe.

  17. This sounds delish and very similar to Peggy's Apple Cake posted on my sister's blog http://lheureduthe-jennifer.blogspot.com
    on 23 Sept 11 and previously mentioned on 16 Sept 11. Women in this age group made some very lovely things that I hope is never lost. So nice you have continued her tradition.

  18. I was just looking for pear recipes last week and this one sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!