I have to admit, I thought this recipe looked great but I was hesitant to make this with the pears and here's why: When I was younger, someone made our family a pear pie for some occasion. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted. I love pears and I'm not sure what made it so bad, but it has made me avoid cooking with pears for over 10 years now. I decided I was going to make it but substitute peaches to the recipe. My wife was with me though when we were shopping and she convinced me to get the pears.
So I went with it and I am certainly glad I did. This was a fantastic cobbler, one of my favorite's ever. The pears were cooked just right, still slightly firm, and the blueberries were a perfect complement. The cornmeal biscuits with the sugar crust gave the perfect crunch and I thought they were much better than a typical crumble crust.
This cobbler would make a great dessert to bring for a Thanksgiving dinner with the family. It's not the usual pie, so it gives people another option and I think even the die hard pie lovers might give this one a go.
Pear Cobbler with Blueberries and Stone-Ground Corn Biscuits
adapted from Bon Appetit