I love cooking with fresh, seasonal apples, but many of my favorite recipes are time-consuming, messy and involved. This week I was so busy with little league baseball (with my 14-year-old son) and work that I just wanted to throw together something quickly that was sweet and made with apples.
The first issue with apple desserts is choosing the right apples. The better the Apple, the better the apple dessert. My preferred apples are Honeycrisp, Rome, Cortland, and Macoun. The apples should taste like apples when you have your eyes closed. Just think about it, so much flavor comes from visual cues, so if something has a strong flavor when you can't see it, it must be good.
Cobbler is made many different ways with the anchor being the soft sweet apples. The traditional crust is leftover biscuit dough, but you need those leftovers in the first place or make new biscuit dough that is complicated and a pain. To keep the recipe simple, this just uses some oatmeal and butter.
Chai spiced apple cobbler
Make a cup of strong metrochai, Naked Chai Reserve
Peel core and slice 4 large apples.
Place the apples in a sauce pan with the chai and simmer for 5 minutes.
Drain the apples ( drink the juice if you like. it’s great )
Make the topping
- ½ cup quick oats
- ¼ cup Brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup of melted butter
Combine ½ cup of quick oats with ¼ cup of brown sugar and one tablespoon of flour.
Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and ⅛ teaspoon of salt.
toss all this with the melted butter but don't mix too much. set aside, do not refrigerate.