Thursday, January 3, 2013

Easy Apple Cobbler

Happy New Year! I love the holidays but there does come a bit of guilt  for me.This time of year always makes me feel like the bad guy. Everyone is off committing to their resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more and I'm the person shoving baked goods into their conscience. I don't mean to be the tempter, I just don't do the whole New Year's resolution thing. It's not that I find anything wrong with it, I just find it to be a bit of a set up for failure. 

If you watch the people who create these unrealistic resolutions they tend to go in a pattern. Everything is all alfalfa sprouts and tofu through January, but by Valentines Day they have a continent of candy half eaten before noon. I am by no means putting others down for trying to create good habits, but I think moderation overall is a good rule of thumb.

This recipe is a good example of moderation in portion at the very least. This is a half recipe, but it is very easy to double it if you need to. By only making a small amount it is a very realistic amount to share with a friend or two. Not to mention it is super easy and creates very few dishes.

For the recipe you will need:

Fruit Filling
2 large apples
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon  

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup flour
 First, put the butter and milk for the cobbler ingredients into an oven at 350 to allow it to melt

I used Gala apples for this, but you can use whatever you like or have on hand.

Peel and chop both of the apples until they are a bit smaller than bite sized. 

 Don't feel like it has to be perfect, it will get all gooey in the cobbler anyways.

Then add in the remaining fruit filling ingredients to the apples. If you do not have lemon juice, you can use orange juice or even lemon lime soda will do in a pinch. Mix this really well

By now the butter and milk should be melted together. If you add the milk at room temperature to the butter it will seize up and be very difficult to deal with.  Go ahead and add the remaining cobbler ingredients.

 Stir, stir, stir. No worries if it is lumpy, it will all bake out. Just make sure you ingredients are well mixed.

 Add the apples on top of the cobbler mixture. Mine was too full and spilled over a little. If yours is also like this then put a baking sheet underneath it to catch all the boil over. This may feel a little backwards, but the cobbler mixture rises to the top to make a delectable sticky topped dessert. Trust me.

Bake this at 350 for about 20 to 30 minutes or until the top is browned and set up. 

This is delicious served with vanilla ice cream or even a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping if you wanted to add something extra to this. Regardless of how you present it, I hope you love it!

1 comment:

  1. I agree! You can never stick to crazy diets. Moderation is where it is at. With just Stan and I at the house now, this recipe is the perfect size for us!