RECIPES FROM THE PAST: FRENCH APPLE COBBLER

An elegant final touch to any meal.

                                           FRENCH APPLE COBBLER

When fresh apples come into season in the fall, there I go, flipping through my apple recipes. I think one of my favorite desserts is this cobbler. I can remember inviting a neighbor boy, who often played with my son. to have a dish, still ‘warm from the oven,’. on their play break. In a short time they cleaned up their snack and asked for more. He couldn’t stop talking about how good it was, and thanking me repeatedly.

Almost any time of the year we can select our favorite apples in the markets, but when apples are newly picked, and tree ripened, there is a special flavor that can’t be duplicated by ‘storage’ apples. This recipe is at least 50 years old…and still giving.

FRENCH APPLE COBBLER

  •  5 cups peeled and sliced apples
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • Combine ingredients plus
  • ¼ cup water in 9 x 9 in. pan
  • Dot with butter.
  • Batter
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking  powder
  • 2 Tbsp. soft butter
  • 1 egg beaten

Combine ingredients until smooth. Drop by spoonsful in 9 portions on   apple mixture, spacing evenly. Bake 35–40 min. or golden brown at.375.

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