Here it is Thanksgiving, and once again, I have not paid enough attention to this little cooking blog...............I don't know why, since I am cooking in the kitchen from the time I rise from sleep to the time I sink back down in slumber.
I am sure most of you already have your Thanksgiving specialties all lined out..........from Grandmother's best dressing to your Mom's perfect pie...............so here is a little something different, but so wonderful in keeping with the tradition of the Thanksgiving bounty.
It is a wonderful cobbler with sweet and tangy tastes of apples and cranberries. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping..............or just by itself.
Cranberry Apple Cobbler
5 c. thinly sliced peeled baking apples (choose a tart variety such as Granny Smith)
1 c. fresh cranberries
1 ¼ c. sugar
3 tbs quick cooking tapioca
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 tsp allspice
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 c. water
2 tbsp butter
¾ c. flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
¼ c. butter
¼ c. milk
Grease 2 quart baking dish and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In large bowl combine apples, sugar, cranberries, tapioca, cinnamon, allspice,nutmeg, and water. Stir to combine, and let stand 5 minutes.
Transfer apple mixture to large saucepan; cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Cook and stir 3-5 minutes longer. Pour into baking dish and dot with butter.
In a small bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Gently stir in milk; mixture should be lumpy and just combined.
Gently drop dough over hot apple mixture by spoonfuls. Bake, uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until topping is golden brown and bubbling, and a toothpick inserted into the topping comes out clean