This week Kim & I took our little ones on their 3rd annual apple picking outing together! We always have so much fun letting the kiddos run free amidst the rows of trees in the orchard while we get a chance to catch up. The reward for our fun day: tired toddlers, Social Media-worthy pictures and baskets of freshly picked produce. Now in case you haven’t heard it before, the thriftiest way to purchase produce is to buy what is in season and it doesn’t get any better than picked ripe right off of the tree! By the time we got home, my little one settled in quickly for a nap and I went straight to the kitchen to make an apple cobbler for dessert. Here’s how you can make your own easy apple crumble cobbler at home using fresh apples or canned apples.
This recipe makes one 9×13 dish or two 8 inch pie plates.
1 ½ C all-purpose flour
¾ C whole wheat flour
1 C granulated sugar
3 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
*If you wish to use yellow cake mix in a box, just omit the above dry ingredients.
½ Stick (4Tbsp) room temperature Unsalted Butter
2 Eggs at room temperature
5 C Diced Apples, tossed with about 1Tbsp Cinnamon
** You can use canned filling too if that is what you have in your pantry.
8 oz. Cream Cheese at room temperature
1/3 C Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Vanilla Ice Cream if desired
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients, butter and 1 egg mixing until crumbly.
Prepare your dish(es) with butter or cooking spray and press ½ of the crumble onto the bottom of the dish pressing until smooth. Bake for 10 minutes.
Cut up apples leaving the peel intact and toss with cinnamon.
Beat together cream cheese, brown sugar, remaining egg and vanilla.
Layer the baked crust with the apples, the cream cheese mixture and finally the reserved crumble on top.
Bake for 30 minutes.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and keep in mind that you can use the crust with many different fruit fillings. I’ve made it with fresh peaches before during summer and it was equally delicious. My husband loves sweet potato pie so guess what my next variation will be! When you get a chance to make this, please, let us know what filling you are choosing to use!