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.
Recipe by Southern Cast Iron at https://www.southerncastiron.com/apple-pear-pecan-cobbler/