Friday, October 10, 2008

Apple Cobbler


It's Friday, so I have to give you a dessert. Right? At least, that's my aim: something sweet for the weekend. (Granted, my aim has been a bit off these past few weeks, I just haven't been cooking or baking anything at all...) I made this a little while ago when my niece and her boyfriend came over for dinner, and it was really good. I found the recipe in "Min Äppelbok" by pastry chef Elisabeth Johansson, and while I omitted nutmeg and instead upped the amount of cinnamon, the rest of the recipe remains intact.

It was my first time making a cobbler, and I loved it. It was fun and easy to make, and while I was a bit confused as to how to properly spread the topping, it seemed to work out well. The recipe includes 200 ml of crunchy toasted oat cereal - something we in Sweden know under the brand name Start. I have no idea if this is available everywhere, and if it isn't, just use more oatmeal. I'm fairly sure that'll work!

Apple Cobbler
Serves 6-8

5 apples
4 tbsp honey
4 tbsp water
2 tsp cinnamon
125 g butter, at room temperature
200 ml sugar
200 ml rolled oats
125 ml crunchy toasted oat cereal (in Sweden: Start)
125 ml flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg


Peel and core the apples, and cut into thin wedges. Mix water and honey in a saucepot, add the apples and bring to boil. Lower the heat and cover with a lid and let them simmer for a few minutes until they're almost soft.

Pour the apples into a large oven-proof dish and dust with cinnamon.

Beat butter and sugar until soft and smooth. Stir in all the dry ingredients, and finish with the egg. Spread (or dollop, more likely) evenly over the apples. Bake at200°C for 20-25 minutes. Serve with vanilla custard or ice cream.

Recipe in Swedish:


Sara said...

Your cobbler looks great, I still have some apples left on my tree, so I'll be giving this a try!

Rebecca Kline said...

Apple cobbler is one of my favorite desserts. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Finla said...

Looks so delicious, for me with ice cream please

Karin said...

I think you call it Granola. Tasty but maybee not so healthy. I make muffins with it

Anne said...

Karin, oh, of course - definitely granola! :) Thanks for reminding me!

Anonymous said...

Apple Cobbler is one of the best fall deserts is. I don't have the patience or time to make my own pie crusts and I am not willing to spend the money on store bought crusts. Therefore it is always cobbler for me. Fall is a time of apples and this is a great way to enjoy them.

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Waspgoddess said...

in the UK you can use dorset cereal, it's less sugary than granola and reminds me a lot of start. i made a crumble yesterday and used a mix of rolled oats, ground almonds, corn flour and this dorset cereal (and butter of course) for the topping, and it was very mumsigt!