Heart Healthy Fruit Cobbler Recipe
Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly coat a 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
In a small cup, mix the cornstarch with the water until it is smooth.
In a large saucepan, mix 1/4 cup of the sugar, the cornstarch mixture and the cinnamon. Stir in the fruit and lemon juice (add 2 tablespoons of water if pears are not juicy). Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Pour the fruit mixture into the prepared casserole. Keep the fruit mixture warm in oven.
In a bowl, cut butter into the flour. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar, baking powder and salt and combine until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the milk. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto fruit mixture.
Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm topped with a dollop of whipped topping, if desired.