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Cast-Iron Apple Cobbler

Cast-Iron Apple Cobbler
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The start of Autumn as arrived, making it the season for apples. Take a trip to a local apple farm for a day full of apple picking to make a delicious dessert. Be sure to pick a few pumpkins for next weeks recipe as well.  

Ingredients: 
Cast Iron Apple Cobbler
  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups), divided
  • 12 cups thinly sliced peeled Fuji apple (about 4 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk


Preparation: 
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2.25 ounces (about 1/2 cup) flour, apple, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl, tossing well. Spoon into a large cast-iron Dutch oven. Add 1/2 cup water.
3. Combine remaining 4.5 ounces (about 1 cup) flour, remaining 1/3 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl; cut in 1/4 cup butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk; stir until just moist. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls over apple mixture. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until bubbly and browned. Serve warm.


Makes: 10 servings 
Serving Size:3/4 cup

Per serving: 
Calories 257
Fat 7.4 g
Protein 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 46.1 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 349 mg
Calcium 96 mg

Adapted from cookinglight,com