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Apple and pear cobbler

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Author: Becca Heyes


For the fruit filling:

  • Bramley apples
  • pears
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
  • 80 g caster sugar ~1/4 cup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the cobbler topping:

  • 100 g butter ~1/2 cup, cut into chunks
  • 175 g self-raising flour ~1 cup
  • 40 g caster sugar ~1/8 cup
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg


  • Heat the oven to 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F).
  • Next, peel the apples. Remove the cores, and cut the flesh into chunks. Remove both ends from the pears, and dice the flesh (I left the skins on mine).
  • Toss the fruit with the orange juice, caster sugar and cinnamon, and transfer to a baking dish. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the fruit is fairly soft.
  • While the fruit is baking, prepare the cobbler topping. Add the butter, self-raising flour, and caster sugar to a bowl, and rub together with your fingertips. When the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the Greek yogurt and egg, and mix until it just comes together into a soft dough (I found it easiest to use my hands for this).
  • Remove the fruit from the oven, and add the cobbler mixture in large dollops. Don’t worry about spreading it around.
  • Return to the oven for a further 30 minutes, until the topping is golden brown.
  • Serve with cream or custard.