Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Apple Cobbler

My sweet mother (she of the gigantic watermelons) went apple picking and brought me some apples. One of my favorite things to make when I get fresh fruit like this is a cobbler. I figure that at least a cobbler has less calories than a pie since there is only one crust. I'm all about saving calories. :)

First you need to prepare the apples. Peel and slice the apples until you have 6 to 8 cups of fruit. Put the apple slices into a large bowl.

Pour 1 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice over the apples. Stir gently and let sit for a few minutes while you make the crust. If the fruit is really juicy, stir in 2 heaping tablespoons of cornstarch.

Now make the crust. I use my old standby Crisco pie crust, doubled. It's just so good and flaky.

Here is the recipe for the single pie crust (remember to double it for the cobbler).
1 1/3 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Crisco
4 Tbsp. cold water
Combine flour and salt and cut in Crisco until crumbly like coarse cornmeal. Add the water; toss with a fork and make a firm ball with your hands. Place on a floured surface; flatten dough with hand and roll to about 1/4 inch thickness.

Now pour your apples into a greased 9 x 13 pan and dot with 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine.

Place the crust on top and prick the crust with a fork or knife. Dot the top with a couple of tablespoons of butter and sprinkle 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar all over.

Place in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350 and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes.

It's fantastic served warm with ice cream.



Tracy said...

Oh yummy! I love this time of year when apples are in abundance. Cobblers and pies and crisps abound. Thanks for the recipe!

meg said...


Anonymous said...

That looks divine! So much easier than making a pie. I will definately make this for my husband. He will love it!

Barb J. said...

I adore applie pie so I'm pretty sure I'll like this cobbler!

Wanita said...

This sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Mrs. U said...

Oh dear. Dear, dear, dear. This is just tooooo yummy looking for words!!!! I LOVE anything apple!! I will definitely have to try this and VERY SOON!!!!

By the way, where did you purchase your glass mixing bowl? Is that an 8 cup bowl? It's lovely!!

Mrs. U

More than Survival said...

The little ones and I just picked apples today... I have some sauce in mind, but I'm sure I wouldn't miss what it takes to make a crisp! YUMMY!

Lorna said...

The cobbler looks so yummy - I could eat some right know!

Angie said...

I love that so many people have that awesome bowl :) I keep seeing them on blogs. I have 2 of the big ones plus one small. They're my fave. I've never made an apple dessert with a crust. I'm a terrible crust maker. I always do more of the apple crisp variety. Yum to both.

Terri said...

That looks delicious. I've never seen cobbler made with a crust. All the recipes I have call for brown sugar, flour and butter to make crumbles on top.

I'll have to try this one!

Mary said...

This looks wonderful! My 2 year old is sitting next to me, and when he saw the final picture he rubbed his stomach and said "Mmmmm". I'm sure I will be making it soon!

Dawn said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing! And it looks super easy to make as well. Easy recipes are the only recipes I will

Evening hugs from the DFW area,

Amanda said...

Mmm! I'm coming over! You'll have some left, right? :)

50s Housewife said...

I got the bowl at a Pampered Chef party I went to several years ago. It was sort of expensive, but I use it ALL the time. I love it.

Guess I'll have to make another cobbler for all my friends that want a bite. :) It only lasted about 24 hours...

Christy said...

That looks delicious!!! It made my stomach growl just looking at your pictures...yum, yum!! What a wonderful blog you have!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

This looks great!! Thanks for the recipe :) I always make all sorts of apple pies, jelly and applesauce this time of year but I never thought of an apple cobbler!! Great idea!! :)

And I have the same Pampered Chef bowl and I love it!!!!!

Sarah said...

I have never made a cobble but seeing yours I will be making a few this week. Apples are 99 cents for a 3lb bag at Aldis!!!! What I would like to know is can I make up the whole cobbler and freeze it? then just pull it out when we need a ready made, homemade dessert?


happeningswithLana said...

The apple cobbler sounds very good!