Apple Cobbler

1-Apple Cobbler

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients

Cobbler Crust recipe

8 cups peeled and sliced apples

1 quart water

2 cups granulated sugar

1 stick unsalted butter

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. apple pie spice

1 tbs. cornstarch

1/ 8 tsp. salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 °. Butter a 2 quart casserole dish. In a sauce pan over medium heat, add the apples, granulated sugar, water, butter, salt, ground cinnamon and the apple pie spice. Stir to combine. Add the cornstarch and stir to incorporate the cornstarch. Cook the apples about 10-12 minutes. The apples will begin to thicken.

Remove the pan from the heat. Pour the apples into the casserole dish. Make the Cobbler crust recipe and pour over the apples. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

2-Biscuit Topped Rosy Apple Cobbler

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

6 cups apples, peeled and sliced

2 cups cranberry juice cocktail

1/ 2 cup plus 1 tbs. granulated sugar

3 tbs. all purpose flour

1/ 4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 cup Bisquick

6 tsp. granulated sugar

3/ 4 tsp. grated lemon zest

1/ 4 cup whole milk

Directions

In a sauce pan over medium low heat, add the apples and cranberry juice cocktail. Bring the apples to a boil and cover the pan with a lid. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the apples for 6-8 minutes.

While the apples are cooking, add 1/ 2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, all purpose flour and nutmeg to a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. After the apples have simmered for 6-8 minutes, stir this mixture into the apples. Stir constantly and cook until the filling thickens and bubbles. Cook for 1 minute after the filling bubbles. Remove the pan from the heat.

Preheat the oven to 400 °. Spoon the apple mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish. In a mixing bowl, add the Bisquick, 6 teaspoons granulated sugar, lemon zest and whole milk. Stir only until the dough is moistened and combined. Drop the batter by tablespoonfuls onto the hot apples. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Remove the pan from the oven and let the cobbler rest for 10 minutes before serving.

3-Crescent Roll Plum Apple Cobbler

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

10 large plums, pitted and sliced

2 apples, peeled and sliced

2 1/ 4 cups granulated sugar

1/ 2 cup all purpose flour

1/ 8 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 tsp. grated lemon zest

8 ct. pkg. crescent rolls

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 °. In a 12 cup baking dish, add the plums, apples, 2 cups granulated sugar, all purpose flour and ground cinnamon. Toss to combine the fruits with the sugar and cinnamon. Cover the baking dish with a lid or aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges of the cobbler begins to bubble.

While the fruit is cooking, separate the crescent rolls into 4 rectangles. In a small bowl, add 1/ 4 cup granulated sugar and the lemon zest. Sprinkle the lemon sugar over the crescent rolls.

Roll each rectangle up like a jelly roll. Cut each rectangle into 4 slices. Place the slices over the cobbler. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crescent rolls are done and golden brown.

4-Applesauce Cobbler Cake

This is really more cake than cobbler but it is just too good and easy to leave out. Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

6 tbs. unsalted butter, softened

1/ 3 cup light brown sugar

1/ 2 cup applesauce

1 tbs. light corn syrup

1/ 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 cups all purpose flour

1/ 4 cup granulated sugar

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1/ 3 cup vegetable shortening

1 egg

1/ 2 cup whole milk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 °. Spray a 9″ cake pan with non stick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, add the butter and brown sugar. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes or until the butter and brown sugar are fluffy. Turn the mixer off. Stir in the applesauce, light corn syrup and cinnamon. This makes the topping for the cake. Set aside until the cake is prepared.

In a separate mixing bowl, add the all purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir until well combined. Add the vegetable shortening to the dry ingredients. Using your fingers, work the vegetable shortening into the dry ingredients until you have coarse crumbles. You should still be able to see tiny pieces of the vegetable shortening. Add the egg and milk. Stir only until well combined. Do not over work the batter. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls into the prepared cake pan.

Spoon the applesauce topping over the dough. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before serving. Use two forks and break the cobbler into wedges. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

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