individual skillet apple cobbler

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a rustic alternative to traditional apple pie, this individual skillet apple cobbler would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table

individual skillet apple cobbler

Have you seen the pies with the gorgeous, buttery, and ultra flaky crust? Decorative braided borders, lattice, even cut-out leaves. My pies NEVER look like this. It doesn’t seem to matter how hard I try or how much time I spend. Pie and I do not see eye to eye.

individual skillet apple cobbler

Not to be a quitter, but pie making has become something I dread. Only, Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without the pies right? Sure, I can do pumpkin because there is no top crust to mess up. Even pecan, which is my favorite. But apple pie is a must on the Thanksgiving table. Last year Charlie made the pie, but only because it was a school assignment. It was delicious, and he had a great time making it, but something tells me I won’t be as lucky this year.

individual skillet apple cobbler

This skillet apple cobbler has all the great apple and cinnamon flavor  you look for in an apple pie, with a delicious buttermilk biscuit topping. No crust to fight with makes this my fall dessert of choice. The recipe can be doubled  or tripled and then baked in a large 10 inch skillet to feed 6-8, but I LOVE them made in 6 inch individual skillets (the recipe as is feeds 2) The skillets add a beautiful rustic touch to your Thanksgiving table. Perfect for a small, more informal gathering, which is what we are having this year.

individual skillet apple cobbler

individual skillet apple cobbler

Ingredients:

  • for the biscuit topping -
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • for the filling -
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet red apple (such as honey crisp) peeled cored, and thinly sliced
  • butter for skillets
     

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • prepare the biscuits by combining the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
  • cut in the butter until you have a coarse meal
  • stir in the buttermilk, and set aside
  • combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  • add apples to flour mixture,and stir to coat
  • butter skillets well, and add apples
  • top with dollops of the biscuit dough
  • bake 30 minutes, then loosely cover skillets with foil and continue cooking until the apples are soft (another 10 - 15 minutes)
  • serve warm
         
biscuit recipe from dessert for two

If your biscuits brown too quickly, cover your skillets loosely with foil to prevent them from burning. I love this cobbler drizzled with honey, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream are equally delicious.

While these skillets are meant to be individual, the cobblers are BIG, and if you want to save room for that pumpkin or pecan pie, share with your table neighbor.

enjoy!

individual skillet apple cobbler

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