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Southern Style Cranberry Apple Cobbler

Three reasons you should definitely make this: 1) Before it even comes out of the oven your whole house will smell like sweet pastry, hot apples and cranberry with cinnamon…it’s like what the ultimate holiday candle wishes it smelled like.  2) It is oh-so-perfect on a cold winter night with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and a steaming mug of hot apple cider on the side. 3) It would be a good way to use any leftover cranberries you have from making other holiday foods. Also, you can make the cranberry/apple filling a day ahead of time, which relieves stress when cooking big holiday meals.

Ingredients:

For the Cranberry-Apple Filling:

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries (about 3-4 cups)
  • 4 cups peeled, cored, and sliced golden delicious apples
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • zest from 1 lemon

For the Cobbler Crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons Earth Balance Vegan Butter, cut into small pieces (another brand is totally fine, or refined coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on top

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. While oven is preheating mix together all ingredients for the filling.
  2. Bake in a casserole dish or deep-dish pie pan for 30 minutes.
  3. While the filling bakes, prepare the dough for the cobbler crust. First, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and both sugars. Then, work in the Earth Balance with your fingers until only small pieces are left.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup boiling water over the flour mixture and mix until just until all the flour is incorporated, being careful not to overwork the dough.
  5. Spoon cobbler dough onto the hot fruit filling, making sure to cover the whole dessert, all the way to the edges. Cobblers are super-rustic though, so don’t worry too much about how it looks!
  6. Sprinkle the top with some cinnamon and sugar. Bake another 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and cooked through.

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