Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
A family favorite! This cobbler has a wonderful crunchy crumb topping, with a delicious bubbly apricot center. Although I have never tryed it, you could probably make this using canned peaches in place of the apricots.
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup water
- 3 (15 1/4 ounce) cans apricot halves, drained
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cold butter
- 1⁄2 cup milk or 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
- Set oven to 400 degrees.
- Grease a 2-qt baking dish.
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Stir in the water; bring to a light boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 1 minute.
- Reduce heat.
- Add apricots and butter; heat through.
- Pour into a prepared baking dish.
- FOR TOPPING: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly.
- Stir in the milk just until moistened.
- Spoon over hot apricot mixture.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
I made this using fresh apricots. Increased the sugar by half and added some oriental five spice powder to the cinnamon and nutmeg just because i like the unusual flavor it adds. Took it to work and one of my co-workers said that if she were home she would lick her plate. Thanks!
This is an extremely quick and easy recipe! However, there are a few issues I would like to make people aware of. I was a bit surprised that the recipe only called for one 15 1/2 ounce can of fruit. The recipe says it will serve 6-8 people, and there is only around 3 1/2 servings of fruit in a 15 ounce can, and this is not sufficient. I ended up using two 15 ounce cans of apricots and that was more in keeping with the ratios of this recipe. Also, when baking desserts using apples, apricots, peaches, and pears, NEVER underestimate the importance of cinnamon... I doubled the amount to one teaspoon and will add extra next time. I also mixed in 1/3 cup of quick cook oats to the topping along with one extra tablespoon of butter. I then sprinkled cinnamon and sugar over it b4 baking. Just like Grandma used to make :)
what an easy recipe - very tasteeee <br/>all we needed I a scoop of vanilla ice cream