A simple, rustic, and delicious alternative to traditional apple pie, best served with French vanilla ice cream.
French Apple Cobbler
For the filling
5 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter, cut into thin pats
For the batter
½ cup flour, sifted
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, water, flour, and vanilla in a medium bowl, mixing thoroughly. Spoon the filling into a pie plate and dot with pats of butter.
Mix together the batter ingredients in a medium bowl. Drop the batter by the spoonful over the filling and spread it evenly. While it won’t cover all of the filling before it’s baked, the batter will spread during baking.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the crust is browned and the apples are tender.