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Monday, October 15, 2012

Simple Apple Cobbler Recipe

I picked up this bag of apples at Trader Joe’s since they looked so lovely and were super cheap. 

The problem is that I can’t possibly eat that entire bag, so I decided I needed to make a dessert to help me run through the supply. I decided on apple cobbler because it’s really easy to make, it’s delicious and it couldn’t be more perfect for fall. 

Here’s how to make it:

Wash a few apples. I used five small- to medium-sized apples. Peel and core the apples, then slice the wedges into thin slices.

Throw the apples into a small saucepan. Add a small tab butter and two tablespoons of water to the apples and begin heating over low to medium heat. Stir so that the melted butter and water coat the apples.

Add cinnamon and sugar to your apples. The amount you add is entirely up to you—it really depends on how sweet you want your cobbler to be. I used slightly less than one tablespoon of sugar and almost the same amount of cinnamon.

While the apples are cooking, prepare your granola. It turns out that I didn’t have granola in the house, so I had to improvise. I used my Kashi cereal. If I would have had it in the house, I would have used my Bear Naked Granola. I poured some onto a paper towel, folded it over and used a spoon to crush the large pieces. I then set that aside and got back to the apples.

I let the apples cook for about eight minutes. You could cook them for longer, but I prefer the apples to have a little firmness to them as opposed to falling apart.

Once you’re finished cooking the apples, transfer them to a heat-safe container and top it with the granola. At this point you could even put the cobbler into fancy dessert dishes and serve them.

Delicious! I opted to have my cobbler with a glass of skim milk—comfort food doesn’t get any better.

What are some of your favorite desserts for fall?

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