Friday, December 6, 2013

Apple Cranberry Cobbler

My daughter and I made this dish for Thanksgiving dessert and it was oh so yummy!

INGREDIENTS:  (Measurements are approximate.  This fills an 11" diameter round 1¾ inch deep dish baker well.)
4 granny smith apples or other tart apples (I like McIntosh when I can get them.), thinly sliced

½ C heaping, fresh whole cranberries
1 orange-- zest and 1/3 C juice
1 lemon-- zest and ¼ C juice

spices--2 t cinnamon, ¼ t freshly grated nutmeg, ¼ t cardamom

¼ C white sugar
¼ C brown sugar
½ C pecans, slightly broken
pie crust dough for one pie

sugar crystals (a few tablespoons)

DIRECTIONS: Into a bowl add the following:  
lemon juice
orange juice 


orange and lemon zest

Cut cranberries in half and add to bowl.  Stir.

Add sliced apples and mix till apples are well coated.

Lightly butter a baking dish and spread the apple mixture into it.  Sprinkle with the nuts.

Dot with just a little bit of butter if you wish.  I used about 1 t.

Roll out the pie dough and cut with cookies cutters.  Dip the top of each into the sugar crystals and place on top of the apples.

Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or however long it takes to very lightly brown the edges of the pie dough cookies.  

1.  We made this dish for Thanksgiving by "intuition."  I re-made it today to get some measurements.  However, this is more of an idea than an actual recipe.  You can add ingredients in whatever proportion you like.

2.  I like to make a dessert of this nature less sweet especially if I'm going to eat it with ice cream.  The amount of sugar in this recipe is about right for me.  The dish is still a bit tart which I like.    You may wish to add more sugar.  This was delicious the next day for breakfast.  Yep.  We made a lot and there was some left over.   

3.  We used a clay baking dish on Thanksgiving and I used one today.  I like how the clay keeps the cobbler moist.

4.  I was inspired to make this by Rocky Mountain Woman's amazing Apple Cranberry Tart.  It's different from mine, but it was the inspiration.  She has wonderful photos and great directions, too!  So do go check it out!  One day, I'll make her tart, too! 

Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun!  This week our letter  is "C."  Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun! 


 photos by me  © 2013   all rights reserved


  1. It looks delicious! The leaf cutouts are really pretty.

  2. love this.. my daughter loves granny smith apples so am sure we will end up making it soon

  3. This looks like an amazing flavor experience! I really like how you made the dough into wintery shapes.

  4. Thank you! I really need something like that as sI have several dinners to attend Christmas where this would be great to have. I'm wondering if I can make it ahead without baking it and freeze it? xo Jenny

  5. Sounds delicious! You made it extra special with those cute leaves on top!

  6. Definitely going to try this one, thanks!

  7. It looks delicious! I enjoyed hearing about the process of creating the dish.

  8. These dishes are really delicious, thank you very much for your recipes with beautiful photos!

  9. Your photos look good enough to eat...and of course the Tart is making my mouth water. Thanks so much for the recipe, and I so agree with you about the Pioneer Woman. I have her cookbook on my wish list. so glad you stopped by for my Letter C on Crochet...nice to meet you. I'll be looking forward to visiting you follower.
    Visiting from Alphabe~Thursday
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal

  10. Oh this looks so yummy!!! That's a great recipe. I am thinking it tastes as good as it looks.
    xo Catherine

  11. Oh, yummy!

    My mouth is watering looking at this Cobbler...

    I am definitely going to have to make this lovely creation for a Christmas treat!

    Thanks for linking to the letter "C" - Charming post!


  12. Margaret, this looks wonderful! I'm going to try it! And I love what you did with the 'crust'!


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