Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Easy Apricot Cobbler

Looking for a quick and tasty dessert to whip together in 30 minutes?  Look no further.  I’ve got you covered.

Cobbler’s are nice because they are very versatile.  Summer? Winter?  You betcha.  And the possibilities are endless: peach, raspberry, nectarine, apple!

I had some apricots on hand which prompted me to come up with this Easy Apricot Cobbler.  It was delicious!  I’m not a huge apricot fan, but paired with almond extract and a yummy, crumbly topping, I could have eaten the whole dish by myself.  If you don’t like tart flavors, try using a different fruit because it was pretty tangy.


2 cups fresh apricots, sliced (or other fruit)
½ cup water
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract
¼ cup white sugar
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 cup flower
½ cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons powdered sugar


For filling: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a medium size sauce pan combine water, cinnamon, almond extract, and sugar.  Mix 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 2 teaspoons of cold water and add to sauce pan.  Bring to a boil and add fruit and butter.  Simmer for about 5 minutes.  Transfer to 9x9 baking dish.  

For topping: With an electric mixer, combine flower, brown sugar, and baking powder.  Add and gently combine butter and milk until a crumbly mixture is formed.  Evenly spoon mixture over filling.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.  

You can serve this warm or cooled, but please eat with vanilla ice cream!

-Serves 4 to 6 

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