This apple cobbler recipe is dynamite. Why? It has caramel in it, and when it's warm and you place a scoop of ice cream on top - it's fantastic. What a delightful treat on a cool autumn day.
Speaking of autumn, apple picking comes to mind and is my favorite fruit to use in many ways. I love cinnamon and when I bake I always double (or triple) it in the recipe. Cinnamon has such a warm, cozy and comfy taste and the smell certainly brings back childhood memories.
Enjoy this recipe and please make it your own.
Homemade cobble can be made in many different flavors; you just pick the fruit you like and add it to the recipe. Although I have never heard of a banana cobbler, hey, it's totally up to you.
I have many old fashioned dessert recipes for you to try above and at the end of the page. Let's get started on this beauty (the sooner the better, I'm hungry).
HOMEMADE APPLE COBBLER WITH CARAMEL
8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup homemade brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brandy
1-1/2 sticks PLUS 2 TBS butter, chilled
1 TBS vanilla extract
3/4 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 cups homemade whipped cream
PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Put the apples in the prepared baking dish. In a saucepan, bring the heavy cream, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, brandy, 2 TBS butter, the vanilla and 1/2 tsp salt to a boil, whisking. Lower the heat to medium and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes; pour over the apples.
In a food processor, combine the flour, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and the cinnamon. Cut the remaining 1-1/2 sticks of butter into 1/2 inch pieces; add to the flour mixture and pulse until coarse crumbs form; stir in nuts.
Scatter the topping over the apples and bake until golden brown, approximately 1 hour. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve with whipped cream. You may want to check out the homemade whipped cream link because I have flavored whipped cream recipes posted there. How does bourbon, chocolate or coffee whipped cream sound?