Thursday, September 20, 2007
I Feel It In The Air!
I can feel it, fall is coming! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I absolutely love this time of year. You are comfortable out side - not sweating or shivering - and the air smells so good. I love, love, love it! I know I have posted on this before, but cobblers definitely start the fall season off right! The illustrator and I both grew up with the same recipes for cobbler. Which is kind of funny because most of the time people change basic recipes suite their tastes. The recipe we use is just the good old fashioned, from Steel Magnolias, a cup, a cup, a cup. This one in particular came out of having nothing else. We did not have any other fruit in the house except for canned pears. Neither one of us had tried it before, but could it be bad? So, we went for it! It is so good. Not an over powering flavor. Just a warm, gooey, sweet treat topped with a scoop of So Delicious (of course).

Pear Cobbler
1 cup Self Rising Flour
1/3 cup Splenda Blend for Baking (or 2/3 cup sugar)
1 cup Fat Free Lactaid (or other non dairy milk substitute)
1 cup diced canned pears with the juice (it ends up being all of the pears and some juice)
freshly grated nutmeg to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray casserole dish with nonstick spray. We used a round 9in casserole dish, but you could bake it in a smaller one to give you a thicker cobbler. Just make sure it is not too small because it will bubble over!

Mix flour, nutmeg and sugar together. Add Lactaid and vanilla until just combined. Pour into prepared dish. Evenly distribute pears and juice over the top of the batter. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden on top and semi-firm in the center. It should still be a little bubbly!


posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 4:14 PM  
  • At September 21, 2007 at 5:55 AM, Blogger Veganista said…

    MMMM, I want some of this cobbler. It looks fantastic. I've never baked with splenda--how does it turn out?

  • At September 21, 2007 at 10:07 AM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen said…

    I use the blend sometimes when I bake with it. I wish there was a more natural low calorie sweetener that I could use. I have never had a problem with it, but I won't lie to you and say that you can't taste it at all. There is a slight aftertaste in the beginning and then you get used to it. I happen to like it. I tried the brown sugar blend the other day and I could not taste it at all! It was really good! I started using Splenda when my husband was trying to cut back on carbs/sugar. I happen to think it works really well!

  • At September 24, 2007 at 2:39 PM, Blogger Emilie said…

    I'm *obsessed* with pears lately. Thanks for this recipe--I can't wait to make some with all the great fresh local pears that are out and about now!

  • At September 24, 2007 at 3:44 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen said…

    I hope you like it as much we do Emilie! I wish I could say that our produce has been good around here, but it really hasn't lately. I may need to start going to the more inconvenient stores and stocking up!

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