My Definition of ' Easy' Apple Cobbler

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
1 hr

This recipe spawned from a can of apple pie filling, a long week, no milk and a craving. I looked high and low on the site for a recipe that truly looked easy as I was dog tired and nothing that I found had the ingredients I wanted or liked, and I wanted a completely covered pie like top without all the work of making a pie crust. This is the result, enjoy! I would think you can substitute other pie fillings, but the extra stuff in the filling mix may need to be adjusted/omitted. This recipe works best if put in an 8" round glass dish produces a thin cobbler and enough topping to coat it completely without a lot of fuss trying to make it stretch. For anything larger I would at least double or if you like more filling, just double those ingredients. Goes great with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix filling ingredients in a round 8" glass oven proof dish. Spread as evenly as you can.
  3. Cream softened butter and brown sugar until smooth, add cinnamon.
  4. Blend in flour in batches until soft dough forms.
  5. I grabbed small balls, and pressed them between my palms to form an oval like patty.
  6. Slowly cover the entire top of the cobbler starting at the edges and moving around. Definitely not a science here that's just what worked for me.
  7. After the whole top is covered, fill in thinner spots left from overlapping pieces and gently press into a uniform topping.
  8. Use a butter knife to put small but sorta wide (so they don't close when it bakes) holes to help vent steam.
  9. Bake for 1 hour at 350°F, checking halfway through that your vents didn't close up.
  10. Almost all of the topping should have a light golden brown appearance, and the edges should not give when pressed lightly.
  11. For ease in serving, cool slightly and cut slices before spooning into bowls.
  12. Top with your favorite ice cream and enjoy!