Warm Pear Cobbler

adapted from WW online

Servings - 6   Servings size - 1/6th of recipe   Points plus per serving - 4 points+

Calories - 155.1,   Total Fat - 2.6g,   Carb. - 35.1g,   Protein - 2.2g,   Fiber - 2.9g 

cooking spray

4 medium D'anjou pears, peeled and sliced

2 TBS packed brown sugar

2 tsp flour

2 tsp fresh lemon juice ( I used the juice of half a lemon) 

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 TBS unpacked brown sugar

pinch of salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 TBS unsalted butter, cold

1/2 cup low fat buttermilk*

powdered sugar for dusting

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat an 8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

2.  Combine pears slices with 2 TBS brown sugar, 2 tsp flour, lemon juice and cinnamon in a large bowl.  Toss to coat pears and pour mixture into  the prepared baking dish. 

3.  In a med bowl, combine the remaining flour, remaining brown sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter with a pastry blender, fork or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.  ( I used my fingers, its such a small amount of butter).  Add buttermilk and toss with a fork until flour mixture is moist. 

4. Drop dough onto the pears by TBS all over the top of the pears.  You can spread it out a bit with a silicon spatula if you like ( I did)  It does not have to come to the edges of the pan or cover the pears completely. 

5.  Bake until crust is lightly browned the fruit is bubbly, about 40 - 45 minutes ( I baked it for about 50 min).  Allow to cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar.  Can be served with frozen yogurt.  It will affect points+ values if you do.  

*If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by adding a half TBS lemon juice or white vinegar to 1/2 cup skim or 1% milk.