Crunchy Apple Cobbler
  • 3 lbs golden delicious apples
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter diced into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter cold, diced into small cubes
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  1. Peel and core apples then cut into slices a little over 1/4-inch thick. Cut slices in half.
  2. Place apples in a prepared baking dish then toss with lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and apple juice. Add butter then heat mixture over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it reaches a simmer. Let simmer 30 seconds then remove from heat.
  4. Pour brown sugar mixture over apples in baking dish, toss to coat. Set aside.
  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add butter and using a pastry cutter or fork cut butter into mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Make a well in center of mixture.
  3. Pour buttermilk into center then pour vanilla into buttermilk. Fold mixture with a rubber spatula just until combined (don’t over-mix, it should be lumpy).
  4. Dollop spoonfuls of mixture across apple layer (about 12 across top, don’t spread it will spread as it bakes).
  5. Sprinkle evenly with 1 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until apples are soft, about 35 to 45 minutes (tent will foil to prevent excess browning during last 10 minutes as needed).
  7. Let cool 10 minutes