cranberry-pear cobblers in jars + freund container giveaway

December 20, 2012

in Cobblers, Crisps & Crumbles

Desserts in jars may be my new favorite thing! I love the individual servings (let’s be honest – I’m not the best at sharing, especially when it comes to sweets), and there’s something about scooping warm cobbler out of a mason jar that’s simply fun. Fresh cranberries with Bosc pears make a scrumptious cobbler filling, especially when spiked with Cognac and maple syrup. The browned butter biscuit topping is filled with warming spices, creating a seamless blend of flavors – this is one fruit-filled dessert that everyone will fight over!

Cranberry-Pear Cobblers | Tutti Dolci

Be sure to visit my friend Chung-Ah at Damn Delicious to see her adorable strawberry pies in jars! For a chance to win a gift certificate to Freund Container and stock up on your own set of mason jars, see the giveaway details below.

Cranberry-Pear Cobblers | Tutti Dolci

Cranberry-Pear Cobblers in Jars
Biscuit Topping
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 Tbsp low-fat milk
3/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp Cognac or brandy
pinch of salt
2 cups fresh cranberries
4 cups diced Bosc pears

Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Pour browned butter into a glass measuring cup and chill in the freezer until solid, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F and spray 8 (8-ounce) jars or ramekins with nonstick spray; place on a baking sheet.

For the biscuit topping, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice in a large bowl. Dice chilled brown butter into 1/2-inch pieces; sprinkle over flour mixture and use a pastry cutter to cut in evenly until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine yogurt, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl; add to flour mixture and stir just until moist. Lightly flour hands and knead mixture 3 or 4 times in the bowl, just until dough comes together.

For the filling, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, Cognac, salt, and cranberries in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved, the cranberries have split open, and the mixture is syrupy, 4 to 6 minutes. Add pears and cook 5 minutes more; remove from heat.

Spoon about 1/2-cup fruit mixture into each jar; top with spoonfuls of biscuit dough. Bake for 16 minutes, until juices are bubbling and biscuit topping is golden. Let cool slightly on a wire rack before serving. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator; warm before serving.

Yield – 8 servings
Calories – 200
Carbs – 40

Giveaway Details:
Freund Container & Supply is the largest distributor of glass bottles, containers and wholesale packaging supplies online. Freund offers over 5000 items in stock every day, 98% same day shipping and low-price guarantees. Take a look at Freund’s wide selection of jars, tins, bottles and vials for all your crafting and food related needs!

This giveaway is for one $100 gift certificate to Freund Container & Supply. Gift certificate will expire on March 31, 2013. Gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety. Any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited. Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Freund Container & Supply is also offering all Tutti Dolci readers 10% off purchases from now through March 31, 2013. Simply enter code PEPPERMINT100 to receive your discount!

Giveaway ends on Friday, December 28, 2012 at midnight. The winner will be selected by and contacted by email. If there is no response after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to both US and Canadian residents. However, due to current international shipping rates, Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Freund Container & Supply. I received no compensation as part of this giveaway.

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1 Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks December 21, 2012

These look so delicious, Laura! I love the combination of flavours.


2 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 21, 2012

So glad we teamed up for this! Your cobblers look amazing! I’d gladly trade one of my pies for this :)


3 Erin M. December 21, 2012

these look great!


4 sara December 21, 2012

caramel pot de creme


5 Gourmantine December 21, 2012

I love desserts in jars too, and all the other mini little pots! Merry Christmas :)


6 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme December 21, 2012

These are beautiful! I love dessert in jars. They make such a beautiful presentation. Merry Christmas, Laura! :)


7 Patty December 21, 2012

Beautiful littler cobblers, I’ve been wanting to try making desserts in jars but haven’t gotten around to it yet;-)


8 Liz December 21, 2012

Your cobblers are wonderful! I need to get on the baking in jars bandwagon…my friends would be SO impressed. I’ve given away the Freund jars, but would love to win some myself. I’ll see if I can enter on this old ipad of mine :)


9 Liz December 21, 2012

I’d make apple or peach crisps :)


10 Valerie December 21, 2012

So cute!! Desserts in a jar feel more personal and cosy! :)


11 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} December 21, 2012

What a perfect little dessert and so tasty for this time of year!! Lovely photos!!!!


12 Cassie | Bake Your Day December 21, 2012

These are gorgeous, Laura. I love cranberries and pears together!


13 Ashley - Baker by Nature December 21, 2012

I’ve been wanting to make a cranberry/ pear cobbler all winter! Your gorgeous post has convinced me it’s a MUST!


14 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts December 21, 2012

I want to make s’mores brownies in a jar!


15 Kara December 21, 2012

Can’t wait to try this – and so cute!


16 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 21, 2012

SO adorable! I’d make brownies or a chocolate cake of some sorts!


17 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers December 21, 2012

Beautiful cobblers in beautiful little jars. One please! The way you described it made me want to grab one from the computer. Not fair. I wish I can join too. :-)


18 Carol | a cup of mascarpone December 21, 2012

These look delicious, Laura! What a lovely combination of flavors!


19 Ilene December 21, 2012

I love desserts in a jar.


20 Kate December 21, 2012

Cheesecake in a jar


21 suzanne Perazzini December 21, 2012

The jar idea is very cute and Damn Delicious’s pies looked pretty good too.


22 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom December 21, 2012

I need that Desserts in Jars cookbook to help me answer this question! But I would love to try your recipe or Chung-Ah’s :)


23 Mercedes December 21, 2012

I always think that desserts look beautiful in jars and your cobblers are no exception! Fun giveaway!


24 Mercedes December 21, 2012

I would make some type of fruit dessert, probably a crisp or your cobbler :)


25 Elaine Heaney December 21, 2012

mini trifle!


26 Meghan Finley December 21, 2012

I’d make a peach cobbler. Always a favorite on wintry days


27 Kristin December 22, 2012

I want to make tiramisu in a jar!


28 Deb December 22, 2012

I also am fond of desserts in jars! It’s so nice to have individual servings and they are so easy to transport. The combination of cranberry and pears is a seductive holiday pairing!


29 Vicki December 22, 2012

Darling dessert! I would love to make creme brule in jars.


30 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings December 22, 2012

I just won Freund containers from Erin’s giveaway, and I can’t wait to try my hand at desserts in jars! Woot-woot! I’m officially in love with your festive winter cobblers!


31 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 22, 2012

These are so perfect for a picnic Laura! What a great idea! :D


32 cakewhiz December 23, 2012

beautiful cobblers hun and i am fond of desserts in jars too …maybe coz they look cute…hehe ;)

great giveaway! i would love to make a trifle in a jar…i think it would look pretty coz you can see all the different layers.


33 Kate@Diethood December 23, 2012

Man, I love coming here! You make me drool each and every time! I need all those jars, and I need them filled with all of your deliciousness!! ;-D


34 Kate@Diethood December 23, 2012

P.S. I forgot to tell you that I would definitely make these cobblers!


35 Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} December 23, 2012

SO flippin cute!! :)


36 Magic of Spice December 23, 2012

Those are so pretty and such a fun idea :)


37 karen December 23, 2012

I’d make little key lime pies.


38 rondah December 24, 2012

cream cheese marbled brownies


39 Jen @ Savory Simple December 25, 2012

I love desserts in jars and yours looks perfect!


40 Nami | Just One Cookbook December 26, 2012

I love your ideas of cranberry & pear cobblers in jars. So cute and perfect for parties (not to mention no fighting who gets more – I’m talking about my kids. haha).


41 Lora @cakeduchess December 28, 2012

Desserts in jars are so much fun! Love the cranberry-pear cobblers in portable versions…I’ll take two!:)


42 Terra January 2, 2013

Boy am I behind on your lovely blog! I am so excited, I have these cute little jars too, now I need to make this fun treat:-) YUM, Hugs, Terra



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