Thursday, August 2, 2012

Apple Cobbler

If you haven't noticed I have a sweet tooth!  It's not a good thing especially for someone who is trying to watch her weight but I'll admit it that I love my sweets.  One desert that I have always loved but hate how time consuming that it can be to make is cobbler.  I have no problem with the filling it's just that I hate making crust.  I buy pre-made pie crust or I will make a cookie crust before you will catch me making a regular pie crust.  So for this recipe I decided to make a cobbler with a strudel consistency.  And nothing is better than serving it warm with a little non-dairy vanilla ice cream.

For the apple filling I used the filling that I use for apple pie as well as baked apples.  Before we sat down to dinner last night I put the cobbler in the oven and MJ asked what it was and I told her that it was her baked apples with a crust on top.  That probably wasn't a good idea because she kept asking for baked apples with her dinner.  I told her that it had to cook and she could have some later so of course the persistent 4 yr old that she is started asking if she was a good girl and ate all of her dinner could she have some baked apples?  Did I mention that one of her favorite side dishes or desserts are baked apples or homemade apple sauce?  This is a really easy dish that is great as a desert after family dinner or as a pot luck dish.  Tastes good warm or cold right out of the refrigerator.  The crust would go good with any type of fruit mix that you want to do.

1 (3 lb) bag of gala apples, peeled and cored
1 package of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry (amazing thing is this is dairy-free!!)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark it is all up to your particular taste.  I used both and both are good.)
1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (or to taste, I really like cinnamon)
1/2 tbsp Ground Nutmeg
1 egg, beaten (this is for egg wash to go on crust)

Preheat oven to 400*

Mix all ingredients except egg and puff pastry in a mixing bowl.  Pour apple mixture into a 9x9 deep baking dish. 

Unroll and put on top of mix one sheet of puff pastry and brush top of pastry with egg.

Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden and apples are fork tender.

I couldn't find my deep baking dish so I used a shallow casserole dish and had to use 1 1/4 sheets of puff pastry.  Found my baking dish after I put the cobbler in the oven.

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