Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

1
Amy Wallace

By
@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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 5 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The apples is this wonderful recipe literally seem to caramelize while baking... making for the perfect amount of sweetness and the perfect cold weather dessert!

Ingredients

4 c
apples, pared and sliced
1/2
lemon or 3 tbs bottled lemon juice (my substitute)
3/4 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
flour
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 c
water
2 Tbsp
butter
1 c
sifted flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1/3 c
shortening

How to Make Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

Step-by-Step

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

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About Old Virginia Apple Cobbler

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #apple, #cobbler