With the arrival of September and the return to school, parents are looking for ideas to fill those lunch boxes. Pack your kids up with mini portions of this apple-almond cobbler, and you’ll get major bonus points. Apples are in season and you can’t go wrong with all the apple varieties on offer.
- 5 cups apples (thinly sliced)
- 3/4 cup almonds (finely chopped)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg (ground)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
Using two tablespoons of butter, lightly grease a round glass baking dish, such as an 8-inch pie or cake dish. Place the apples in the prepared pan, skin side down in a radial pattern. You may need to cut some apple pieces to fully fill the center of the pan. Sprinkle the apples with 1/2 cup of the almonds.
In a small bowl stir together 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, sprinkle over the apples and almonds. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, and baking powder. In a small mixing bowl combine the egg, evaporated milk and melted butter or margarine. Stir into the flour mixture until smooth. Pour evenly over apples. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
Bake in a 325 degrees oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
For lunchboxes, portion the cobbler into reusable containers. Take some with you to work, as well. This makes a great snack in the afternoon.