I should know myself better by now than to make something titled “Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler” when I am 5 months pregnant and eating everything in sight.
It’s like I want to gain 65 lbs.
My brother’s lovely girlfriend Lexie sent me the pin on pinterest, knowing that I would want it immediately, and she was right.
Not only is it completely delicious, cinnamon-y, cobbler-y, apple-y, gooey perfection, it is perfect for a lazy pregnant person because it literally took 7 minutes to throw together. It was ready for my oven before it was preheated.
Sounds dangerous, no?
Don’t be scared/weirded out while you are making this recipe. It seriously sounds weird with the dumping of the water on top of it, and it looks very strange while it’s baking, but when you pull it out of the oven, you’ll have a delicious apple cobbler on the top, and underneath it, a rich, vanilla-caramel sauce that has cooked underneath that you drizzle all over the top of the cobbler and the ice cream.
Eat this one warm out of the oven, and definitely top with ice cream. It is the perfect fall dessert. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups.
2 large granny smith apples, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups hot water
Spray an 8×8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350°.
Peel and chop your apples, and toss them with 2 tablespoons of sugar and a half teaspoon of cinnamon. Spread the apples over the bottom of the prepared pan.
Using the same bowl that you tossed your apples in, whisk together the flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, granulated sugar, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. It will create a batter just slightly thicker than a pancake batter. Spread the batter over the top of the apples.
In another bowl, mix together the brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle it over the top of the batter.
Here’s the weird part: Pour 1 3/4 cups of very hot water over the top of the whole thing- it will look disgusting- and place it directly into your oven. Bake it for 45 minutes and pull it out. The water will turn into a rich caramel sauce. Cut out squares of cobbler, drizzle with the sauce from the bottom, and serve with vanilla ice cream.