Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pear 'n' Apple Cobbler

I made this on New Year's Eve eve as well. Time was running out and I had to get my dessert made by the end of the year! And then not post it til a week later! Anyway Steve finished this on Sunday night and it was still good even though it sat in the fridge for a while. It's from TOH pg 384.

Pear 'n' Apple Cobbler
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, divided
2/3 cup orange juice
1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling
1 can (15 1/4 oz) sliced pears, drained
1 1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter, melted

In a large saucepan, combine the cornstarch, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and orange juice until smooth. Gently stir in pie filling and pears. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Keep warm. In a medium bowl, combine the biscuit mix, 2 tbsp sugar, milk, and butter just until blended. Pour hot filling into an ungreased 11x7 inch baking dish. Drop batter in six mounds onto fruit mixture. Combine the remaining sugar and nutmeg; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until fruit mixture is bubbly and a toothpick inserted into biscuit topping comes out clean. Serve warm. 6 servings.

This was really good. While I was cooking the filling I thought it looked and smelled just like the filling of McDonald's apple pies. Not sure that's a plus for the waistline but it was good for the appetite. The kids never got any of this. But Steve and I liked it!

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