Easy Fresh Pear Cobbler


3 to 4 cups pears (sliced fresh)
1 1/2 cups sugar 
1 stick (4 ounces) butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk (whole or low-fat)
1 large egg
Heat the oven to 325 F/165 C/Gas 3.
Mix the pears with 1/2 cup sugar and let stand

Put butter in 2-quart baking dish and place in the oven until melted.
Combine all dry ingredients, including the remaining 1 cup of sugar. Mix well.

Whisk together the milk and egg in a mixing bowl.
Slowly combine with dry ingredients to make a batter.
Pour over melted butter. Do not stir.
Spoon pears over the batter. Do not stir.

Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and pears are tender. If the topping appears to be over-browning, cover the dish with foil and continue baking until the pears are tender.

Remove the cobbler from the oven and set it on a rack to cool slightly.
Enjoy the cobbler hot or cold with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.