Overnight pear cobbler is a delicious fall slow cooker recipe. Sweetly spiced pears, paired with a light, biscuit-like topping cook overnight, making breakfast (or dessert) really special.
Let’s take just a moment to discuss the seriously underrated pyrus communis, otherwise known as the Bartlett pear. Sure, apples get all the nostalgic fall glory, but pears are no slouch come harvest time!
From their crisp green color, fading to a sunny, golden yellow hue when the fruit is ripe, to the sweet juice running down your arm the minute you take that first delicious bite…pears deserve equal time in our hearts, and on our plates.
I just adore juicy, sweet, drippy pears.
Last week, my BFF and CSA Farmer Nic called with news that she was up to her elbows in ripe pears. Seems that her little farmstead was once an apple and pear orchard. After having no harvest last year due to the warm-spring-then-frost, this year her trees were working double-time, cranking out fresh fruit. When she asked if I would come take some of the pear bounty off her hands, I was jazz-hands excited to oblige.
So I called an early recess in our school day, loaded up the Sons, and we zipped over to Stibbes Acres to take the edge off a Sister’s Plothera o’ Pears.
I’m a good friend like that.
The Sons and I set to picking, and in no time flat, we had gallons upon gallons of juicy pears. I can’t be sure, but I’m fairly certain that we ate at least one of those gallons on the drive home. Those suckers were so good!
After munching to our hearts content and putting up a few dozen half-pints of spiced pear jam later, we still had a lot of chopped pears left on the counter!
The only reasonable thing to do was to toss those chopped pears with a little sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice and let it get all wonderful and fragrant overnight in the slow cooker.
I tell ya what, Friends–Overnight Pear Cobbler might not look like much, but man! We awoke to the tantalizing smell of cinnamon, pie, and biscuits all rolled into one! Those sweet pears bathed in sugar and spice are so warm and welcoming under the quick cobbler topping! So much so that I scooped up big bowls, poured a tiny splash of milk over top, and we ate dessert for breakfast!
Cobbler for breakfast is totally A Thing.
In fact, this Overnight Pear Cobbler recipe easily adapts to substitute apples or peaches for the pears so that mornings can be All Cobbler All the Time.
So assuage my guilt and have dessert for breakfast, too.
Enjoy this Overnight Pear Cobbler Recipe!