The recipe for Three Berry Cobbler is in my cookbook, 101 Gluten Free Recipes that Worked for me, this is that recipe, but using pears, that my friend, Hope, so graciously shared with me, and changing up the spices to fit the fruit.
Preheat oven to 325°
4 cups pears, I cut mine into chunks, but you could slice them, if you prefer
1 1/2 cups sugar (I reduced the sugar to ¾ cup and used Turbinado)
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 stick of butter
1 cup sugar (I used sucanat)
1 cup GF Healthy Flour Blend (contains xanthan gum)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
Mix 1 1/2 cups of sugar and the cornstarch in medium saucepan, add berries. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.Place the stick of butter in a 13X9 inch baking pan, put in heated oven until butter is melted. Set a timer so you don’t forget and burn the butter. (I used a cast iron skillet but divided it between two of them)
Mix together sugar, flour baking powder and salt in a medium size mixing bowl. In a separate bowl mix egg, vanilla and milk. Mix well and add to dry ingredients, mix well, until smooth. Pour this into the melted butter pan and top with berry mixture.
Bake in the oven for about 45-50 minutes.(If you use the cast iron, it will be less time, since it’s smaller. Start with 25 minutes and check for doneness – you’re just checking the cake part) You can check the cake with a toothpick, but don’t go too far down or you’ll get the fruit and won’t be able to see if the cake part is done.