Easy-as-Pie Apple Cobbler
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A straight-forward, no-fuss apple cobbler recipe for a quick dessert that everyone will love.
Serves: 15 servings
For the Apples:
  • 6 apples, cored and thinly sliced (you can use whatever variety you have handy–I went with Granny Smith and Gala. Also, you can peel your apples or not–I prefer not to, as I like the texture and color that the skins add to the final product)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
For the Cobbler Topping:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • 1 egg + 1 teaspoon water, beaten
  • raw sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
  • whipped cream or ice cream, for serving (totally optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Butter or grease a 9x13-inch baking dish liberally.
  2. Wash and dry your apples, then slice them thinly. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt your butter. Once melted, stir in the vanilla extract and lemon juice. Add in the apples to the melted butter mixture and toss to combine. In a medium sized, bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the apples and toss to combine. Place the apples in your 9x13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  3. You can go ahead and use the same large bowl that you mixed the apples in to make the topping, if you like (I did). Just quickly rinse or wipe out the bottom, if there's any leftover sugar mixture. Whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly pour in your milk, using a wooden spoon to mix everything together, until a thick dough forms.
  4. Using your hands, make 12 rough discs of dough with your hands and place them in a row on top of your apples (3 across, 4 down). They do not have to be at all perfect or evenly sized, as they will puff up when baked. Beat together your egg and water, and brush lightly over the tops of the discs. Sprinkle liberally with raw sugar, if you so desire. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbling. You can serve this hot, room temperature, or cold–dealer's choice! I do highly recommend some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, though, if you can. Enjoy.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2016/03/17/easy-as-pie-apple-cobbler/