– 5 green apples, peeled and sliced
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– Zest of 1 lemon
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
For the biscuit dough:
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup unsalted cold butter, cubed
– 1/2 cup whole milk
– Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish or a similarly sized oven-safe dish.
2. In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest, and flour. Toss gently until the apples are evenly coated. Let them sit for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt for the biscuit dough. Add the cold cubed butter and, using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
4. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk. Stir with a fork until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are perfectly fine!
5. Pour the apple filling into the prepared baking dish, distributing it evenly. With a spoon, drop spoonfuls of the biscuit dough on top of the apples. Don’t worry about covering the entire surface; the dough will expand and spread as it bakes.
6. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the biscuit dough turns golden brown and the filling starts to bubble. The aroma filling your kitchen will be irresistible!
7. Once baked, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. This cobbler is delectable on its own, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream takes it to another level of indulgence.
Tips and Variations:
– If you prefer a sweeter filling, you can increase the amount of sugar to your liking or add a drizzle of caramel sauce over the baked cobbler.
– For a twist on tradition, consider adding a handful of fresh or frozen berries to the apple filling for a burst of vibrant flavors.
– To save time, you can use store-bought biscuit dough instead of making it from scratch. Look for a flaky dough that will complement your apple filling beautifully.
This easy apple cobbler recipe is a testament to the heartwarming memories we create in the kitchen. It offers a delightful combination of tangy green apples, warm spices, and a fluffy biscuit topping that perfectly complements the sweet apples. Whenever I bake this apple cobbler, it takes me back to those cherished Sunday afternoons with my loved ones, filling the air with love and the tantalizing aroma of home. So, gather your family, create your own memories, and indulge in this classic dessert that embodies comfort and togetherness.