Apple Cobbler (Hold the Cobbler!)

September 12th, 2012 12:12 pm by Kelly Garbato

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The tomatoes might be drying up, but we’ve got plenty of apples now! It took me about 15 minutes to pick this basketful from one of our six trees. Luckily the fruit is ripening at different rates this year, which takes some of the pressure off. I’m sure I’ll still end up giving the majority away, probably to a local food pantry through Ample Harvest or via freecycle. Even after the resident raccoon family stripped one tree almost completely bare, there are more apples out there than I could ever possibly use and/or preserve.

And to think, all these fruit trees (we also have two pear, and one each apricot and peach) weren’t even advertised as a selling point when we bought this house. Total happy accident!

 

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Anyway, with all this fresh, free fruit comes the scrambling search for new and exciting apple recipes. Apple crisps are delicious, but only to a point – after awhile, they get rather tiresome. (Unbelievable but true!)

A few days ago I made a peach cobbler (Shhh, don’t tell anyone, it’s for the upcoming Vegan MoFo! I know I’m such a cheat!) and it occurred to me that the filling would be every bit as yummy on its own. More so, even – the doughy part of the leftover cobbler didn’t reheat as well as the peaches.

And so with a few tweaks and a little fiddling, I adapted the recipe to make Apple Cobbler – minus the “cobbler” portion of the dessert, that is. (The “cobs”? idk, what do you call the dough in a cobbler? For that matter, just what is it that makes a cobbler a cobbler?)

At the risk of overusing the term “yummy,” the apples are just that: soft and warm, and surrounded by a layer of gooey sweetness. Success! If you have a ton of apples that you need to use up quick – or just want to mix things up with your morning bowl of oatmeal – this is the thing for you.

Next up: Apple Pie Insides! Same concept, slightly different execution. My mouth is already watering.

 

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Apple Cobbler (Hold the Cobbler!)

(Inspired by the Peachy Keen Cobbler in American Vegan Kitchen.)

Ingredients

6 medium-sized apples
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a dash of nutmeg

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400F. After you’ve cleaned and peeled the apples, cut them into slices about 1/4″ thick. Consistency is more important than the size; try to cut them as evenly as possible so that they bake at the same rate. The thicker the slices, of course, the longer the bake time!

2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients; mix well.

3. Transfer the apples and “batter” to a 9″x9″ baking dish. Bake at 400F for about 45 minutes, or until the apples are soft and tender. Stir halfway through so that all the apples bake evenly.

4. Enjoy warm, either on their own, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or mixed in with your morning oatmeal.

 

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  1. Apple Pie Insides » V for Vegan: easyVegan.info Says:

    […] pie, minus the crust! Similar to the Apple Cobbler (Hold the Cobbler!) I shared last week, but with a juicy sauce instead of a sticky, doughy […]

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