Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Granny’s Warm Apple Cobbler Surprise | History of the Apple | Cobbler Recipe

This Apple Cobbler recipe makes a wonderful fall dessert. Serve warm with a dollop of yogurt to the top for a special treat. There's so many comfort food recipes and things to do with apples!

Apple Cobbler Recipe

History of the Apple

In Greek mythology, apples were a thing of value. One of the labors of Hercules was to obtain the golden apples of the Hesperides. It was a difficult labor, but being Hercules, he accomplished his task.

We see the apple again being used as a weapon of destruction in fairy tales. An apple was presented to Snow White by her wicked stepmother in an attempt to end her life. The apple lodged in her throat and did kill her, but she was revived by a prince with a warm kiss.

The apple is a symbol of birth, life, sex, and temptation. The smooth blood red color was seen as a temptation. But what is the truth of the apple?

Actually, it is a darn good fruit. If you are tempted to eat it, go right ahead. Apples are filled with benefits to improve our health and satisfy the need for something sweet.

Apple Cobbler Recipe

Whatever the story you’ve heard, try one for yourself. Spread the good news of the apple around to others. Go apple picking at your favorite farm stand for awesome snacks and apple desserts !

Apple Cobbler Recipe

Easy cleanup with Handmade Kitchen Dish Cloths from Moomettes Crochet !

Sage Green Handmade Dish Cloths

Check out other apple recipes we enjoy
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Granny’s Warm Apple Cobbler Surprise

4 Winesap apples (or your favorite baking apples)
Handful of dried cranberries (optional)
1/2 C sugar (or substitute honey equivalent)
1/2 C nonfat dry milk
2/3 C quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/4 C coconut, flaked
1/4 C almonds, chopped
1/4 C packed brown sugar
2  TBSP wheat germ
2 TBSP sesame seed
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 C butter or margarine (or substitute Extra Virgin Olive Oil Equivalent)

Peel the apples, Using a core remover, core and slice into thin slices.
Place 12 slices to the side.
Place the remaining apple slices in a large mixing bowl
Add the sugar and dry milk and toss to coat.
Layer the apple slices into a casserole dish
Place the 12 apple slices set to the side over the top.
Bring oven temperature to 375 degrees.
Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil.
Bake 12 minutes.
Remove but leave the oven on.
Place the oats, coconut and almonds together in a large mixing bowl.
Add the brown sugar, wheat germ and sesame seeds.
Sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or 2 forks until mixture becomes coarse and crumbly.
Remove the aluminum foil from the casserole dish and sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top of the apples.
Return the uncovered casserole to the oven and continue baking 15 minutes or until a golden brown on top.

© Frugal New England Kitchen