Roasted Pear and Apple Cobbler
  • 4-6 pears, peeled and diced
  • 4-6 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 2tablespoons sugar-cane or pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/4cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4cup cornmeal
  • 1/4cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4teaspoon baking soda
  • 3tablespoons unsalted butter, diced small
  • 2 1/4cups low-fat or nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/2cup sugar-cane or pure maple syrup
  • 2tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3tablespoons unsalted butter, finely diced
  • 3/4cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4cup cornmeal
  • Powdered sugar and vanilla ice cream
  1. Preheat oven to 450º. In a large bowl, combine diced pears and apples with salt and 2 tablespoons syrup. Mix gently. Place fruit on baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, until fruit is caramelized on all sides.
  2. While fruit is roasting, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in another mixing bowl and blend. Add diced butter and blend together, making sure all cubes are separated. Add buttermilk and fold together until just incorporated. Do not over-mix. Batter should be the consistency of thick pancake batter.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine all streusel ingredients and mix together by hand until crumbly.
  4. Reduce oven heat to 350º. Prepare a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread batter evenly in pan. Remove warm fruit from oven and place evenly on top of batter. Sprinkle streusel topping over fruit. Bake cobbler at 350º for 20–25 minutes.
  5. When cobbler looks golden and hot, remove from oven. Pour remaining 1/2 cup syrup over cobbler and let cool for 10 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream.