I only baked because of the simplicity of this recipe. I was inspired one cool Sunday morning as I was paroozing through a couple of cookbooks & sipping my coffee. I saw a couple of different recipes
for cobbler & thought it sounded like just what I needed that day.
I decided to make individual sizes so that I wouldn't overindulge for the next three days because I made a cobbler large enough for a family of 8.
Granny Smith is the best for making apple desserts, they hold up well to the cooking process & are tart enough to allow for the extra sweetness desserts have.
And yes, before you ask that is a blueberry cobbler you see in the background. I made one for my boyfriend, The Hunk, using frozen blueberries. I don't care for blueberry anything.
I know I'm weird, it's the berry that makes the world go 'round & is everyone's favorite, except mine.
I'm not a fan.
Back to the apple cobbler.
You'll bake these at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes. I baked mine for around 35 minutes because it will continue to cook a little once it's removed from the oven. If you like your cobbler gooier then I suggest you only bake it for the 30 minutes.
Now for the cream, this is even easier to fix, if that's possible...& it is.
Place a dollop of the whipped cream on your apple cobbler while it's still warm...
Apple Cobbler with Cinnamon-Vanilla Cream
2 cups chopped Granny Smith apple
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups of sugar
4 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup whipped cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place apple chunks, 1 cup of sugar & water in small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat & simmer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining sugar, milk, flour & butter until well blended. Spray 2 small baking dishes with non-stick spray & distribute batter evenly between the two dishes. Do not stir. Tap dish on hard surface just enough to help it settle & smooth out. Pour fruit & most of simple syrup on top of batter, again distributing evenly between the two servings. Still do not stir, the batter will rise to the top while baking. Sprinkle each cobbler with a pinch of sugar. Bake for 30-45 minutes.
For Cinnamon-Vanilla Cream:
In a small bowl mix whipped cream, vanilla & cinnamon together until blended well.
Top cobbler with whipped cream & serve.
You can double all of the ingredients & prepare one large cobbler in about an 8x8 baking dish. The cooking time & temperature would remain the same as mentioned above. You can also make this with any fresh or frozen fruit you look, just clean, peel & core.