Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Just like Grandma Makes It

So this is the dish that inspired me to start this blog. I forgot to take a picture until it was almost gone! Yesterday I had a huge craving for apple cobbler. And not the pie kind, but the “thick crust that soaks up all the juices and rises to the top” kind. I searched all over the web for a recipe, and finally found one on a blog. Hers was made with peaches, but I figured it was easy enough to substitute apples. So, if you don’t like apples or would just rather have peaches, feel free to make the substitution.

If you know me, you know that baking an apple cobbler is quite an accomplishment. I DO NOT bake. Ever. I have tried a few times and the sad looking cupcakes and runny icing that resulted were not pleasant. I was so upset the last time, I swore to never bake again. My husband was a big fan of this since when my baking efforts go awry I get more than a little upset and annoyed.

But with this recipe, you too can make apple cobbler just like Memaw. (I’m in Alabama and I don’t know many people who actually call their grandmother “grandma”) The little things I changed or added are noted with *’s.

Thanks to Culinary Concoctions by Peabody for this great recipe!

Southern Apple Cobbler

½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup plus 3TBSP granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 TBSP baking powder
¾ cup milk
2 cups of sliced, peeled apples (I cubed them)

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.
Place butter into a pan. Let melt. Place melted butter into an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
In a small bowl, mix together 3 TBSP sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, mix together granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon sugar mixture, baking powder and milk. Pour this on top of the butter and do not stir just leave it be. Place the sliced apples evenly on top of the batter. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the apples. *Place baking dish on cookie sheet to prevent any spillage.* (I did not do this and a small mess resulted)
Bake for 40 minutes or until the top turns golden brown.*Mine needed about 50 minutes*

Serve warm or at room temperature. *Also reheats wonderfully*

As you can see, it was all gone!


Renea said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Your blog looks great!

Peabody said...

My husband is from Alabama also...his grandmother is Memaw also.
Glad you liked the cobbler. I really liked it and plan to make all my cobblers that way.

Pascale Le Bris said...

I've printed this post out for my mother in law to use for a christmas dessert. She asked me to find some apple cobbler recipes and I found this post. I can't wait to try it!!! Thank you. :)