If you’ve enjoyed my mixed berry cobbler recipe, you may find yourself enjoying this recipe as well. I’ve seen cobbler recipes using apples and blueberries. Only this time, I’ve decided to use pears. Pears and blueberries make a great combination. Like apples, pears can oxidize if left out for a certain period of time. Lemon juice delays the oxidization plus it adds more flavor. Fresh blueberries may not be available in certain countries as they are in others depending on the season and the demand. Plus fresh blueberries are typically expensive and very hard to find where I live. So I opted to frozen blueberries which aren’t exactly cheap where I live either. I’m slowly breaking hubby into incorporating more fruit into his diet and thus far, he has been a very good sport. He even gave this dessert a thumbs up! This dessert is healthy and easy to make. This is a great way to encourage your children and other picky eaters to eat more fruit. The oatmeal crumb mixture adds more crunch. Serve this dessert hot with a scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream on top.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 12 oz bag of frozen blueberries thawed
- 5-6 ripe pears peeled,cored, and sliced
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 2/3 cup of oats
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons of polyunsaturated margarine
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line 6 ramekins on a baking sheet. In one bowl,combine blueberries and pears. Sprinkle in some lemon juice and toss. Set aside. In another bowl either using a standing on hand mixture, beat flour,oats,sugar,margarine, and cinnamon until a coarse and crumb mixture forms. Divide crumb mixture in 2. Sprinkle and press one half against the bottom of each ramekin. Fill each ramekin evenly with the pear blueberry mixture. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture on top of the blueberry pear mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve hot.
Yields 6 servings