Apple Cobbler

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
20 min
15 min
45 min

8 to 10 servings


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish.

Peel and core the apples and cut them into 1/4 to 1/2-inch dice. Try to get the apples pieces as uniform as possible to ensure even baking in the cobbler. Combine the apples with 1 cup of the sugar in a large bowl. Cover and set in the refrigerator while preparing the cobbler topping. The sugar will draw out some of the moisture in the apples, so the filling will be nice and thick.

Combine the remaining sugar with the flour and salt in a medium size bowl. Set aside 1/2 cup of the sugar and flour mixture to coat the apples. Cut the chilled butter into small pieces and work into the sugar/flour mixture using a pastry cutter, a fork, or your fingers until it forms a coarse meal.

Drain the sugar syrup from the apples and set aside. Combine the apples with the reserved flour and sugar mixture. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest, and sweetened dried cranberries to the apples and stir well to evenly distribute all the flavors. Pour into the buttered baking dish.

Lightly beat the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and slowly drizzle it into the flour mixture. Don't worry if it seems a little dry at first. Continue to stir the mixture until the flour is completely absorbed into the egg. (You might want to get your hands into it and use your fingers to finish.) Take a small bit of the topping and roll it into a 1-inch ball. Gently flatten the ball into a disk and place it on top of the apple mixture in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining topping, slightly overlapping the disks.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the juices are bubbling and the topping is a light golden brown. Let the cobbler rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. While the cobbler is sitting, coat the almonds with the reserved sugar syrup. Drain off the excess syrup and place the almonds on a buttered parchment lined baking sheet. Roast until the almonds are golden brown, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Scatter them over the cobbler.

Tips: To make cutting the butter into the flour/sugar mixture a bit easier, try grating frozen sticks of butter on the large holes of a hand grater. You'll have small bits of cold butter which will help the coarse meal form quickly. Use a melon baller to scoop out the core of the apple halves quickly and with minimal waste.

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Excellent!! It was such a hit I had to make 6 copies of the reciepe and hand them out. Making again tomorrow, but going to make it in personal sizes, the small soufle dishes to hand out easier then in tupperware. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent apple cobbler. Not elaborate, but time consuming to make. I followed the recipe exactly, and didn't think the cobbler part was too sweet. I guess it depends on the apples you use. Excellent with the nuts and cranberries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Brilliant dessert! We loved it. I did not have almonds or cranberries so I omitted them. Nonetheless, this cobbler was super. Outstanding served warm with vanilla ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter and I made this for Thanksgiving and it is the best whever had. Very easy to make even though it looks much harder. We made 1/2 without the cranberries (she's not found of them). The topping came out just right for a cobbler. The hardest part was chopping all the apples. My daughter wasn't sure about the almonds on top but we tried it and was a great addition. Have extra syrup left over to make some more almonds to just much on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate to throw out food. So I fed the overly sweet top crust to the hens to make into eggs. I used the apple mixture which was still very sweet, as an addition to my morning protein shake. Now, THAT was fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only thing that takes time is chopping the apples. Take the time to add the roasted almonds on top at end. Really adds a nice touch / flavor. I also used a mix of apples. Granny Smith and MacIntosh. Also can serve with whipped cream or pur some heavy cream over it while hot right before serving in dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so delish and everyone's favorite dessert at Thanksgiving. I'm making it again for tonight's xmas party :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Thanksgiving and it went over well! It was a nice alternative to the traditional Apple Pie. The topping was sooo tasty, I had to go back for 2nd, 3rds, and 4ths! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic recipe. The highlights are the cranberries and the roasted almonds. Don't skip either of them for they are what sets this cobbler apart from the rest. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was great, but I substituted 1/2 cup of white sugar for brown sugar and left out the nuts and cranberries. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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