Hanan's Apple Cobbler

recipe by Hanan Kuba

This recipe is super easy to make and the apples can be substituted with pears, peaches, or nectarines. Although, if using peaches or nectarines I would recommend replacing the cinnamon with some brown sugar and the lemon with an orange. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream.

6-8 apples, peeled and sliced
1 lemon, plus zest
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

It's always a good idea to premeasure ingredients whenever you can, especially for baking. I had various kinds of apples on hand, that were going to go bad, so I used them for the cobbler. Using a variety of apples actually adds a little more interest to the cobbler.

Peel the skins off all of the apples.

If you have an apple corer, now's the time to bust it out.

Slice the apples in fairly chunky pieces and throw them in a bowl. Zest the lemon over the apples, squeeze the juice of the lemon over them as well, and give the whole thing a toss.

Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples and toss them to coat.

Spread apples out on a buttered baking dish and set aside while preparing batter.
*This dish was a little too big, I probably should have used a smaller one.

Throw the softened butter in a mixing bowl. Let it beat around a bit.

Pour in the sugar and beat it some more, until it is well combined and fluffy.

Add the eggs and vanilla until well combined.

Add baking powder and gradually add flour. Mix only until combined, do not over-mix.

The batter will be too thick to pour. Spoon the batter over the apples.

Using a spoon or spatula, spread batter evenly over the apples. Some of the apples will show through.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. I let this one over-cook a bit, because that's the way my father likes it, and I was making it for him. I would start checking on it around 40 minutes though, depending on the size of your baking dish, baking times vary.

And there you have it...easy and delicious.


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