Cobblers are probably the most traditional Southern dish we have back home and I equally love them all regardless if it is blackberry, cherry, pear peach or apples. This recipe is a really quick and easy way to make one. You can leave the dough in clumps like I have or flatten a bit to spread, regardless of what you choose they both taste the same and amazing. You cannot beat a cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top.
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
6 cups sliced apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. For topping, in a medium bowl stir together flour, the 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.
2. In a 4-quart saucepan on high heat add apples, 1/3 cup sugar and lemon juice. Cook until boiling. Reduce heat to simmer and cover cooking for 5 minutes, occasionally stirring. Add 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch stir until cook until thickened and bubbly.
3. In a small bowl stir together egg and milk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just to moisten. Transfer hot filling to a 2-quart square baking dish. Using a spoon, immediately drop topping into six mounds on top of filling.
4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.
Yields: 6 servings
adapted from Better Homes and Garden