Autumn has always meant apples to me. Growing up, my grandmother would take us into the mountains once the leaves had gotten well on their way to turning so that we could enjoy the colorful foliage, and more importantly to me, stop at some of the produce stands and markets selling tons of freshly picked, locally grown apples. We’d eat them in a bunch of different ways. Simply peeled and cored, then baked and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream was her favorite. We’d eat them with peanut butter, make candied or caramel apples, stew them and add them to our oatmeal, a few times we made homemade applesauce. What I loved best of all though was her apple cobbler! I never learned her recipe but together, my husband and I created one of our own! If you’re looking for a yummy in season treat why don’t you give it a try?
- tons of apples
- brown and white sugar
(So obviously this isn’t the healthiest desert, but that’s the way we made it this time.Feel free to make changes as desired to meet your own needs or tastes. 😄)
1. Peel and core apples, chop them into small chunks.
2. Melt some butter in a sauce pan and add apples, with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook until apples are tender, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
3. While the apples are cooking, make your topping by combining oatmeal, brown and white sugar, and cinnamon to taste.
4. Now make your bottom crust. This step is not strictly necessary for a cobbler, but if you want it to be more pie like, this is how it’s going to happen. Mix oil into the flour in small amounts at a time, until you have a dough you can knead and roll.
5. This dough is not that tasty with just flour and oil. Once we have a good dough, we sprinkle sugar on the surface where we are working the dough and roll it in. You can also add spices into the dough if you wish. You may need to add more flour or oil after this step to keep it the right consistency.
6. Roll out the dough and then spread it into the bottom of a pie pan or baking dish.
7. Pour the cooked apple mixture into the pan. Top it with the topping, and bake for 30 minutes or so at 350 until top is golden brown and bottom dough has hardened into a crust.
Here is our cobbler when it’s all finished. Enjoy as is or topped with caramel or a scoop of ice cream.