Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

13
Amy Wallace

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@awallace

Taken from my late Aunt Dorothy's personal cookbooks. She was 92 at her parting and these recipes have entertained her Bridge Club and church folks for decades!

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Made with very basic ingredients, this is a delicious old-fashioned apple cobbler. The apple filling is sweet with a hint of spice. The apples in this wonderful recipe literally seem to caramelize. Make sure to cook the filling until it's nice and thick because it will thin out while baking. Baked to flaky perfection, the crust has a very old-fashioned feel. The great thing about a cobbler, compared to a pie, is that they are meant to look a little rustic and not perfect. Have fun with the crust - we added a few apples to ours! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FILLING

  • 4 c
    apples, pared and sliced
  • 1/2
    lemon or 3 Tbsp bottled lemon juice (my substitute)
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • CRUST

  • 1 c
    sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/3 c
    shortening
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    water

How to Make Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

Test Kitchen Tips
We used a 3qt baking dish for this apple cobbler. An 8x8 pan would work well too.

Step-by-Step

  1. Simmer lemon juice in 1/2 cup water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, and nutmeg in a saucepan.
  3. Blend in the lemon-water mixture. Cooking until thickened and stirring constantly.
  4. Add apples and butter.
  5. Sift together the cup of flour and the salt into a mixing bowl.
  6. Cut in the shortening until the particles are like small peas.
  7. Sprinkle 3-4 Tbsp cold water over the mixture, a little at a time, while tossing and stirring lightly with a fork. Add water to the driest particles, pushing lumps to the side until the dough is just moist enough to hold together. Form into a ball.
  8. Flatten dough to about 1/2 inch, smooth at edges. Roll out on a floured surface. Cut into diamonds or triangles. (We use cookie cutter shapes my boys choose).
  9. Pour hot apple filling into a well-greased pie pan. Arrange pastry shapes over the filling.
  10. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees F for 35-45 minutes.
  11. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

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About Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collections: Fall Food A is for Apple



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