Stop and Shop, a large grocery store chain in Northeast United States, recently launched an online Recipe Center with more than 2,500 every day and special occasion recipes. Fresh content is added weekly, and the resource includes how-to videos and nutrition information. As part of the launch of that new tool and because it’s Christmastime, the folks at Stop and Shop invited me to get into the holiday spirit by doing some grocery shopping at their store.
I had the perfect reason to stop by: we had been invited to a holiday party this past weekend and I was on board for making a dessert.
I decided to make my mother’s Apple Cobbler, which has been tantalizing my family for years. It’s super-simple, and easy to adapt. Replace the apples with peaches, add more of the sugar-cinnamon sweetener, or make the topping thicker. Make it yours, so your family will love it as much as mine does.
I picked up my apples and the other ingredients at Stop and Shop, and my mom and kids joined me in the kitchen to start baking. I volunteered to peel the apples, while my mom and kids focused on the topping. I loved that we used my mom’s recipe, which I printed for her on a recipe card years ago. I recognized my careful printing. The card is a bit ripped up, with stains on the bottom; it’s clearly been referred to a lot—just like good recipes should be.
The Apple Cobbler was a hit at the holiday party, and my son somehow managed to get seconds… those apples are good for you after all!
Grease a 9×12 pan.
Peel and cut 3 cups of apples. Make sure to cut the apples in consistent sizes for even baking.
Fill the pan with the apples.
*While the recipe calls for 3 cups, I fill the pan until a large mound of apples are piled up; depending upon the size of your apples, it could be up to 4 or 5 cups.
Sprinkle the apples with the following mixture:
2/3 cup of sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
*You can double this mixture to sweeten the cobbler, if you would like.
In a separate bowl, sift together:
1 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
Add to that mixture:
1/3 cup of canola oil
2 tbsp milk
Stir with a fork until thoroughly blended. Spread the topping over the fruit.
*This is another step that you can personalize: if you like a lot of topping (like me!), you can double or even triple this mixture, making sure to spread it completely over the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Serve warm as is or with ice cream.
Disclosure: I received a gift card from Stop and Shop to use at their store. All of the opinions in this post, however, belong to me.