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Ginger-Lime Pear Cobbler

 Ginger-Lime Pear Cobbler
We have a huge pear tree in our yard, which is why I came up with this recipe. The tart lime, sweet pears and tangy ginger are a winning combination. —Heather Naas, Lompoc, California
8-10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 cups sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • BATTER:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine sugar and ground ginger. Stir in the pears,
  • crystallized ginger and lime juice; set aside.
  • Pour butter into an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. In a small
  • bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, lime peel, salt and
  • ginger. Stir in milk. Pour over butter (do not stir). Spoon pear
  • mixture over the top.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.