I’m not a dessert person. Nor do I have a sweet tooth. That being said, others that I feed and love do. As a kid, anytime we went out to dinner, my mom would order a cobbler or crisp. It didn’t matter what other desserts were on the menu, she knew what she wanted before the menu hit the table. To this day, I still consider her the cobbler and crisp aficionado in the family. I can now add my wife and Piglet to that category as well. And in this case, this is a dish they end up making together (kids love getting their hands dirty, so let the Piglets in your house play sous chef and mix the topping by hand). It’s easy to prepare and it’s guaranteed to illicit a smile or two at the table. So grab those Gravenstein apples while you can and get baking.
Apple and Blueberry Cobbler
- 4 apples sliced
- 1-2 cups of blueberries
For the Topping
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons of maple sugar
- 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon and nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick of melted butter
- Butter baking dish.
- Using a mandoline or sharp knife, thinly slice the apples.
- Layer the apples in the baking dish, 3-4 layers high. Depending on desired sweetness (or tartness), sprinkle a bit of sugar on each layer. Then top with blueberries.
- Mix all the topping ingredients together in a bowl. The topping should be dry and crumbling. If its too wet, add a bit more flour.
- Top fruit with crumble mixture. Sprinkle with maple sugar. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
- Top with a good vanilla ice cream and enjoy the melting magic.