Recipes

Cranberry Apple Cobbler

Today we went out to one of my best friend’s family’s farm for an evening of target shooting, yummy food, good fellowship, and fire. It was such a fun time. Marshall got to meet his first cow, Indiana. Side note: when my friend’s dad was telling a group of us the cow’s name I said, “We named the dog Indiana,” and nobody got the reference. I was so deflated.

Isn’t she sweet? Mama cow is about to pop!

Anyway, my contribution was going to be gluten free corn muffins and a gluten free dessert of some sort. Originally I thought I might make an apple crisp, but I didn’t want to use up all my apples and we were out of oatmeal. Wanting to make dessert using what I had on hand, I decided to make something I had never heard of before, a cranberry apple cobbler. It was delicious and, since there were a bunch of desserts, there’s enough left for us to have with our coffee in the morning. I am delighted. 

Cranberry Apple Cobbler

  • 3 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen – I usually get a few big bags around the holidays and freeze them for year-round use)
  • 3 apples, peeled/cored/sliced and chopped into 2 inch pieces (I’d pick a crisp apple for this)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract (orange zest would also be delicious, but this is what I had)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup flour (regular or gluten free all-purpose works)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedure:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375.
  2. Place the stick of butter in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and set it in the oven to melt while you mix the batter and start the fruit. Watch that it doesn’t burn.
  3. In a bowl mix together flour, 1 cup of the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add in 1 cup milk and stir until combined. Pour the batter over the butter. Do NOT stir the batter into the butter.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine cranberries, sliced apples, the other cup of sugar, vanilla, orange extract and/or zest, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour the fruit evenly over the batter. Again, do not stir. When it bakes, the batter will come up over the fruit.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. 

There you have it. We were just so busy having fun and eating the food that I forgot to take a picture. Oops! That really was a shame because it was quite lovely. I’ll try to remember to make it again and take one soon! Enjoy!

Much love!

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