Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pear, Cranberry and Ginger Cobbler

This festive fall recipe is from a small cafe in Taos New Mexico......It is wonderfully earthy and fresh. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream ,whip cream or pour heavy cream all over the warm flavorful cobbler in your best china bowl....which one do you think I did? Well I am not saying......

Pear Cranberry and Ginger Cobbler

6 ripe pears peeled ,cored, sliced and cut into 1 inch cubes
3/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup coarsely chopped crystallized ginger
2 tbls flour
1 tbls cornstarch
1 tsp finely grated orange peel
1 tbls Grand Marnier (optional)

1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbls butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tbls brown sugar or coarse sugar

You start with six fresh ripe pears....I would like to add that this colander is my oldest kitchen item, I bought it at Pier 1 imports when I was 16 and put in in my hope chest...I still love yellow....

you cut the pears up into chunks like this....I bet you could leave the peelings on....if someone does let me know how that worked....

add the sugar, flour, cornstarch, cranberries, orange juice and the orange peel...then

give your ginger a little more of a dice...and add to the bowl...

give it a quick stir and put in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish...or a cast iron skillet would be great too!

make a small one for your mother or is the right thing to do.....then

mix the flour, baking powder, salt together and cut in the butter with a fork.....pour in the heavy cream and mix until it all comes together.....then

drop the dough by the teaspoonful onto the cobbler, breaking up some with your fingers to cover the whole thing...and sprinkle the sugar all over the top......bake at 375 degree for just over an 1 hour..... and ...

you will have the best smelling kitchen and your family will love you more!!! And isn't that the reason we live?
Thought so......

Cheers to Happy  !!

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