Apple and Cinnamon Cobbler

I’ve always liked the idea of a Cobbler – i’ve heard it referred to in books, but I was never quite sure what it was, I knew that it was similar to a Crumble which is one of mine and my husband’s favourite winter desserts. I came across a picture of a cobbler that showed me the luscious scone like batter sitting atop gorgeous stewed fruit…OMG it looked like heaven on earth. Here is my version of an apple cobbler, where the apples are stewed with lots of cinnamon and the scone like batter is baked on top of the fruit in the oven, so the result is a stunning pastry top that has soaked in the apple and cinnamon juices at the bottom. Serving with ice cream is a must! From my family to yours, enjoy and happy cooking.

Apple and cinnamon cobbler

Apple and cinnamon cobbler

Ingredients

For the filling
5 firm eating apples (I used Royal Gala) , peeled, cored and roughly chopped
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 tbspn corn flour

for the pastry
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
115 g (4 oz) unsalted butter, cut into small piece
1 cup thickened cream (plus a bit more for brushing over the top)

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius
2. Stew the apples by Placing all the ingredients except for the corn flour into a pot over low to medium heat
3. Stir to combine and cover, leave for 5-7 minutes or until the apples are starting to soften but before they become mush
4. Once the apples have reached desired texture, add the corn flour and mix through
5. Place in the bottom of a casserole dish

Stewed cinnamon apples

Stewed cinnamon apples

5. Make the dough by combining the flour and butter in a food processor (if you dont want to use your food processor, cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter or crumble the mixture with your fingers)
6. Place the mixture in a bowl then slowly add the thickened cream until a dough forms, knead it into a big ball
7. Divide the mixture into golf ball size pieces

Cobbler topping

Cobbler topping

8. Place the balls on top of the apple mixture spaced equidistance apart from each other, as the dough cooks it will expand and fill the top of the cobbler completely

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9. Brush the top of the pastry with thickened cream

10. Place in the oven for about 45-50 minutes

11. When the top of the cobbler is starting to become golden brown, remove from the oven, leave to cool a tiny bit then Serve with Ice cream

Enjoy and happy cooking xx

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