Light Pear Cobbler

Make the most of this sweet fruit with a light Pear Cobbler made with brown sugar, reduced calorie spread and buttermilk.  This recipe is just as delicious with your favorite stone fruit, like peaches and nectarines, and of course apples and plums.   If you wish, substitute your favorite sweetener, such as agave, Brown Sugar Splenda, or even maple syrup to taste.

Light Pear Cobbler
Recipes: Desserts
Serves: 6
For the Pears
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unpacked brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the Topping
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons unpacked brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine pears, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of flour, lemon juice and cinnamon in a large bowl; toss to coat and pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, combine the remaining flour, remaining brown sugar and baking powder; cut in margarine with a pastry blender, or 2 knives, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and toss with a fork until flour mixture is moist.
  4. Drop four heaping tablespoons of dough onto pear mixture.
  5. Bake until crust is lightly browned and fruit is bubbly, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar and serve 6 portions.
By the Numbers
Serving size: 1/6 | Cal: 141 | Fat (g): 3 | Carbs (g): 29 | Sodium (mg): 87 | Fiber (g): 2 | Protein (g): 2 | Chol (mg): 1

About Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts

Ziporah Janowski’s passion for and involvement in the weight loss and health world is well established. Her husband David Ettenberg is the owner of Camp Shane, the country’s oldest weight loss camps for children. Wanting to bring Camp Shane’s formula for success to adults, Ziporah founded Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts for adults in 2008 after a successful career as a corporate attorney. Ziporah is so committed to delivering a life changing program, she became a certified wellness chef in 2016, graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. An avid believer in living a healthy lifestyle, she strives to promote better fitness, nutrition and long-lasting change in both her work life and personal life.

June 6, 2016 | | Tags: ,

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