So I stuck with Very Cherry Pear-y Cobbler, because it's explanatory and I can't resist a cute rhyme.
This cobbler starts out as a very sordid failure. It's true. I've been craving cherry cobbler for weeks, and had this idea in my head that pears and cherries BELONG together in cobbler form. I reviewed a few recipes for cobbler and decided to have a go. Remember how I explained that ideas lead to experiments in the kitchen which sometimes lead to a delicious success? Well, more often than that, they lead to a dismal failure.
I can't tell you how disgusting it was. I meant to snap a picture, but somehow didn't manage to before the rest of the clumpy, chewy mess made it into the garbage. It was like a cherry tinted eraser. And I was so very sad.
Not one to be discouraged (sometimes) I did a little more cobbler research and stumbled upon this cheater version. I updated it, of course, and added some pizzazz here and there. But even with that, this is definitely the easiest, least finicky, least ingredient-laden dessert from this week.
Can I tell you a secret? You could omit the vanilla and lemon juice and it would still be good. But I like the little extra zing of flavors, personally.
So now that you know how easy it is, and how delicious it looks, and how very much I love it, would you like to try a bite?
Oh, that's right. It's just a photo. Guess I'll have to eat it all myself. You'll have to make your own.