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pear and rhubarb cobbler with ice cream

Pear and rhubarb cobbler

Author: Sarah Brooks
This pear and rhubarb cobbler combines sweet pears with tangy rhubarb and fluffy cobbler for a warming dessert thats great for cozying up on the couch.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9 serves, approx.
Calories 312 kcal


  • Cast iron Dutch oven for the stove and oven OR a baking dish


Fruit filling

  • 1 bunch (1lb/ 450gms) rhubarb stalks
  • 4 medium (2.9lbs or 1kg) ripe pears
  • upto ¼ cup (60gms) castor sugar *optional

Cobbler topping

  • 1 & ½ cups (225gms) self raising flour
  • ¼ cup (60gms) castor sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 & ⅓ cups (330ml) thickened cream


  • Preheat your oven to 390°F (200°C). Make the fruit filling first then make the cobbler topping

To make the fruit filling

  • Make sure the leaves are cut off the rhubarb stalks. Do not eat rhubarb leaves, they are poisonous.
  • Wash the rhubarb and trim the ends. If your rhubarb is very woody you may want to peel off the outer fibrous layer or at least the flat inner edge.
  • Cut the rhubarb into ½ (1.5cm) pieces.
  • Peel and core the pears and cut into bite size chunks. Add the rhubarb pieces and pear to the cast iron pan with a dash of water
  • Cook fruit for about five minutes until it is just starting to soften, watching to ensure it does not dry out. Taste the mix and add sugar if needed. Set aside to cool while you make the cobbler topping

To make the cobbler topping

  • Add the flour, salt and sugar to a bowl and mix
  • Add cream and mix until a thick, shaggy dough forms.

To assemble the cobbler

  • Optional: for pretty circle topping, flour a the bench well, turn out dough, flour again and gently pat down. Flour a large scone cutter and cut out large scone shapes to top the cobbler with. The dough will be very sticky so dust with flour as needed.
  • For an easier topping spoon the cobbler topping in over the fruit filling in blobs.
  • Put into the oven and bake for 25 mins or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy! Delicious with a scoop of my sour cream ice cream or some whipped cream.


Do not eat rhubarb leaves, they are poisonous.
Rhubarb is available from some supermarkets and fruit and veg stores.


Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 516IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

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