Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Aunt Cozy's Fabulous Apple Cobbler


This recipe was given to me by my Auntie Cosette. In addition to crust on the bottom and top, there's crust tucked throughtout.
Makes 12-16 servings

8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 stick butter(1/4 cup)
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Dough:
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup buttermilk(or whole milk)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place apple slices in skillet over medium heat. Add sugars, butter, cinnamon and 1/3 cup water. Cook down about 10 minutes until sauce forms but not until apples get soft; set aside.
To make dough: in large bowl, using large fork, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture becomes crumbly. Stir in just enough buttermilk to pull dry ingredients together to form a loose ball. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Sprinkle small amount of flour on flat work surface. Roll one piece of dough; with tip of small knife, cut into quarter-size rounds. Fold each round in half and place on cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown; set aside.
Roll out piece of dough into 10-by-14-inch rectangle. Ease dough into 9-by-13-inch baking dish Pour apple mixture into baking dish. Work folded rounds of baked dough into fruit. Roll out remaining dough and cut into 1/2-1-inch-wide strips. Arrange strips in lattice pattern(crisscrossed like a basket) across apples. If desired, cut out leaf designs from dough scraps and garnish top. Bake unti crust is golden brown and flaky, about 30 minutes. Let cool 15-20 minutes. Enjoy.

I will be making this dish for our 'Thanksgiving Family Gathering' at little sister's house this year. Wish me luck!

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