Prep 35 mins
Cook 4 hrs
Ok, this isn't exactly the toss it in and forget it crock pot recipe, but it does make sure you have hot cobbler for dessert. It really isn't difficult to make, it just take a little more preparation than your average crock pot dish. I think you'll be happy with the results though. The flavor is really special. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
- 4 tablespoons water
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup pineapple tidbits, fresh (or very well drained canned)
- 1⁄3 cup coconut
- 2 cups gala apples, diced small
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- Stir together the flour, sugar and baking powder in a medium bowl.
- Cut in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly.
- Stir in the marmalade. Add the water 1 tbsp at a time. More or less water may be needed depending on the texture of the marmalade.
- Cover with a damp paper towel and set aside to rest while you make the filling and sauce.
- Make sure the cream cheese is very soft, I microwaved mine for 15 seconds.
- Stir all the filling ingredients together in another medium bowl.
- Pour the apple cider in a four cup measuring cup.
- Sprinkle the flour into the crackpot. Pour 1/2 cup of the cider over the flour and stir to dissolve the flour.
- Add the sugar to the measuring cup and stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Put 1/4 of the filling mixture into the center of the dough and fold over to make a half circle. Pinch the edges to seal.
- Place in the crock pot leaving room for the rest of the pastries.
- Repeat with the other 3 pieces of dough and the rest of the filling.
- Pour the cider/sugar mixture over the pastries.
- Put the lid on the crock pot and cook for 4 hours.
- The dough will puff up a little and break open to make it look like a cobbler.
Dump & run? NO. Worth every step? YES!! The flavors really complimented each other, I had to use one Gala & one Granny Smith apple, but other than that followed the recipe exact. The orange peel in the dough & the colorful filling were so pretty I had to photograph them. The dough instructions were very vague but resembled a pie crust in texture so that's how I treated it; using ice water to moisten & a fork to mix it into a workable dough. The four filled "dumplings" were very full but the ratio of dough to filling was just exactly right & all four fit perfectly into a 4 quart crock. I cooked them on LOW heat for just under 5 hours. I thought the creative use of ingredients in this recipe was indeed Craze-E, but the final product was delicious. The cream cheese in the filling created a slightly thickened sauce for the fruit & the dough had a texture that reminded me of a thick, chewy potsticker. (I hope that visual doesn't turn anyone off, because it was the perfect compliment to the creamy filling.) DH will eat pies & cobblers but never eats the flaky-type crusts. This dough was a huge hit. I served each dumpling with a dollop of whipped cream on top. I have to asign only 4 stars as the dough instructions could use some elaboration & the cook temp is not listed. Good luck in the contest! Made for Category Craze-E #1 - Crockpot Challenge.