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Self-Saucing Pecan Cobbler Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

Self-saucing puddings are like magic — and this Pecan Cobbler recipe fits the bill! Sweet caramelized pecans and moist luscious cake make for such a perfect fall and holiday dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 6 tablespoons (3oz/85g) butter
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) pecans chopped and toasted
  • 1 ½ cups (7 ½/213g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups (12oz/340g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8floz/240ml) milk
  • 1 large egg - beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (4 ½ oz/128g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups (12floz/340ml) boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. Add butter to a 9-inch casserole dish and melt in the oven.

  3. Once the butter has melted, sprinkle over the pecans.

  4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking, and salt together.

  5. Whisk the beaten egg, milk, and vanilla and pour into flour mix, stir to combine the batter, but don't over-mix.

  6. Pour batter over butter and pecans but do not mix.

  7. Mix together the water and brown sugar and carefully pour over batter without stirring it in.

  8. Cover with a lid or foil and bake for roughly 30-35 minutes or until risen and firm in the middle.

  9. Serve hot with vanilla ice-cream. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.