|Super easy fresh apple cobbler made with cinnamon sugar, fresh apples, pecans and a simple butter batter - highly adaptable too. Use this batter with peaches, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, mixed berries, pear - whatever you have!|
Fresh Homemade Apple CobblerIt's fall, and that mean apples are both plentiful and cheap right now and even though Mother Nature cannot seem to decide whether we are in full blown summer or fall down south, I thought that an apple cobbler sounded so good. I've mentioned before that I'm not really much on "seasonal" cooking anyway because I like to cook what I have a taste for, when I have a taste for it, and my taste buds don't seem to have a calendar.
Anyway, I had leftover Golden Delicious apples that I needed to use up, so that is what I used here. This is just the way I like a cobbler to be - soft, fluffy and cake-like in the center, and a little crunchy on top. And... in the spirit of all things southern, this cobbler contains pecans. You can of course leave those out if you like, but I can't imagine why on earth you would want to do that! You can also make this with other fruits - like our popular peach cobbler down south.
I served mine this time with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream made in my Cuisinart ice cream maker. I purchased this little jewel back in early August and I just LOVE this thing. It is so easy to make ice cream on the fly that you barely have to even think about it. You can read my review here and the photo at the top of that review are all of the ice creams I made right in the Cuisinart - chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan and vanilla. Now I realize that many of you are in the midst of near winter where you live, but for us down south, ice cream is still king. A dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of a little bit of cream are mighty good too.
Recipe: Fresh Apple Cobbler©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 15 min |Cook time: 55 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings
- 4 cups of sliced apples (about 5 apples)*
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts, divided
- 1 cup of self rising flour
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup of butter, melted
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a 8 x 8 inch glass baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Melt butter and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/2 cup of sugar, cinnamon and half of the pecans. Peel, core and slice apples, tossing with about 1 tablespoon of lemon. Place apples into the bottom of the baking dish and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
In a large mixing bowl, sift in the flour and sugar. To that, add the butter, milk and egg and mix together until well blended. Pour over the apples and sprinkle the top with the other half of the pecans.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 55 minutes to one hour or until golden brown. Serve warm with a dollop of cream, whipped cream or homemade ice cream.
Cook's Notes: Okay to substitute canned pie filling in place of fresh fruit.
Tip: If you prefer to not have the lemon flavor, peel, core and slice the apples in half, placing them into a large bowl of cold water. Then go back and slice each half into thin slices, returning them to the water. When you are ready to put them in the baking dish, drain them and then wrap them in a clean dishtowel to pat dry. This keeps them from oxidizing and turning brown while you are getting everything else together.
Variations: Make it a Peach Cobbler by substituting an approximate equal amount of fresh peaches (peak season for peaches in June through September), frozen peaches (thawed and drained) or very well drained canned peaches. Just fill the dish with the amount of fruit that looks right to you, but you'll probably need roughly a pound and a half. One pound of sliced frozen or canned peaches is equal to about three medium to large peaches. Can also make it Pear, or Mixed Berry (use about 2 pints of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or any combination of fresh berries, or substitute frozen), Nectarine, or whatever fruit you like!
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