Fresh ginger takes this apple-pear cobbler to a whole new level of exquisite taste for classic comfort food.
3 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
3 firm ripe pear, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed - divided use
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger* - divided use
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
Vanilla ice cream for accompaniment (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
- In large bowl, combine the prepared fruit.
- In small bowl, combine 3/4 cup of the brown sugar, the cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of the ginger. Add to fruit; mix to coat well. Spoon into 2 1/2-quart baking dish.
- Bake uncovered 20 minutes.
- In large bowl, combine flour, oats, remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, remaining 1 teaspoon ginger and salt; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk with a fork until a soft dough forms.
- Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 6 to 8 times. Pat dough into a rectangle 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 8 to 10 square biscuits.
- Remove baking dish from oven; stir fruit. Carefully arrange biscuits over hot fruit; press lightly into fruit.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and fruit mixture is bubbly.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
Makes 8 servings.
*Or use 1 teaspoon ground ginger.