Apple, Pear, and Pecan Cobbler

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Topped with nutty drop biscuits, this juicy cobbler is the perfect comforting dessert.

Apple, Pear, and Pecan Cobbler
Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
Filling:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ cups apple cider
  • 2 cups (1-inch) pieces Gala apple (about 2 medium apples)
  • 2 cups (1-inch) pieces Bartlett or Bosc pear (about 2 medium pears)
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cubed
Topping:
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup toasted pecans, finely chopped and divided
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅔ cup whole buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. For filling: In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Whisk in cider. Add apple and pear; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in apricots; remove from heat. Dot with butter.
  3. For topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ⅓ cup pecans, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in buttermilk and melted butter until moistened. Drop dough by 8 (¼-cup) portions onto hot filling. Sprinkle with remaining ⅓ cup pecans.
  4. Bake until topping is golden brown, about 18 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve with ice cream.