Two delicious tastes of autumn combine to make this delicious pud. Serve warm with custard, cream or vanilla ice cream 
Serves: 5
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hr
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 2 pears, peeled, cored and sliced


    • 500g (1lb) blackberries


    • 60g (2oz) golden caster sugar


    • 1 level tbsp cornflour


    • ½ level tsp mixed spice


For the cobbler:

    • 150g (5oz) self-raising flour


    • 60g (2oz) butter, chilled


    • 100g (3½oz) golden caster sugar


    • 100ml (3½fl oz) buttermilk


    • 1 level tbsp golden granulated sugar


    • 1.25 litre (2 pint) ovenproof dish, buttered





    • Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Put the prepared pears and blackberries into the dish. Sprinkle with the sugar, cornflour and mixed spice, and gently mix together.


    • To make the cobbler: Put the flour into a food processor with small chunks of butter and pulse for a few seconds to form crumbs. Add the sugar and buttermilk and whizz briefly to make a soft dough.


    • Pull off clumps of the dough and put them on the fruit but don’t cover it completely. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake for 35-40 mins until the fruit is tender and cobbler golden.


Nutritional information per portion



Fat 10.5g


Saturates 6.5g


Calories 400(kcal)


Recipe by Felicity Barnum-Bobb