Brown Sugar Apple Cobbler
During my school years, I always associated the beginning of a new school year with fall, despite the fact that late August in Mississippi feels nothing even remotely close to fall. In fact, summer can last well into October. But, back-to-school clothes are notoriously far more appropriate for fall than summer.
I tended to pick out lots of new fall clothes and wanted desperately to wear them in the new school year. (Did I mention it was so very hot?) Invariably, my mother would talk me out of wearing my new jeans and sweaters and tell me that I was “rushing the season.”
Yesterday as I shared those pancakes with cinnamon pears and today as I’m about to share this apple cobbler, I keep hearing my mother’s voice telling me, “You’re rushing the season.” True, it’s not technically fall yet. But, I can no longer resist the pull of apples and pears!
This cobbler has such big brown sugar flavor in both the filling and the biscuit topping. It’s so gooey and sweet and cinnamon-y and absolutely irresistible!
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Brown Sugar Apple Cobbler
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Brown sugar-sweetened apples are topped with brown sugar biscuits in this wonderfully delicious Brown Sugar Apple Cobbler.
For the filling:
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 6 medium baking apples*, chopped (about 7 cups)
- 1 & 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
For the topping:
- 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup sour cream
To make the filling:
- Place the butter in a large skillet. Melt over medium heat while you assemble the apple mixture.
- In a large bowl, stir together the apples, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon until combined and apples are coated.
- Add the apple mixture to the melted butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens (about 10 minutes).
- Transfer the apple mixture to a 3-quart baking dish.
To make the topping:
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the butter and mix using a pastry blender or a fork until the largest bits of butter are about the size of small peas.
- Add the milk and sour cream, stirring just until combined. Use your hands if necessary to get the dough mixed with minimal working of the dough. Dough will be sticky.
- Drop the dough in 2-tablespoon portions over apple mixture. Sprinkle the tops of the dough evenly with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
*I used a combination of Gala and Pink Lady apples.
**Make you own cinnamon sugar by mixing a 4:1 ratio of sugar to cinnamon. I like to use sanding sugar for that little bit of sparkle.
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