My recipe in a cookbook and another for French Apple Cobbler

My recipe in a cookbook and another for French Apple Cobbler

If you know me at all, you know I am gaga over Gooseberry Patch's cookbooks.

Blog PhotoThey have a smart model for filling their books - they invite readers to submit recipes. If your recipe is submitted, they send you a copy of the cookbook.

I got a letter a few months ago that one of my recipes had been selected, and I got my copy of "The Christmas Table" in the mail when I arrived home after a exhausting day Tuesday. It was such a nice surprise, especially seeing my recipe for Snowed-In Snack Mix on page 174.

I decided to try another recipe in the book so I could have a legitimate, non-braggy reason to blog about it.

I decided on one that I conveniently had the ingredients for, and it wasn't too Christmas-y. (I don't have any problem making Christmas foods in the middle of summer, but generally, other people aren't so into that. I've been called a Christmas nutter and it's probably true.)

So here's a recipe for French Apple Cobbler. My review - it's delicious but wasn't much to look at, hence the lack of a photo. (While typing the recipe, I realize I forgot the baking powder in the latter part of the recipe. That explains so much.)

French Apple Cobbler
by Cindy Beach, Franklin, N.Y.

7 to 8 apples, cored, peeled and sliced
3 cups sugar, divided in half
1 3/4 cups flour, divided into 1/4 cup and 1 1/4 cups
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided into 3/4 teaspoon and 1/2 teaspoon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened and divided into 2 tablespoons and 6 tablespoons
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 eggs, beaten

In a large bowl, combine apples, 1 1/2 cups sugar (I actually used 1 1/4 cups and could probably have used less) 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, vanilla and 2 tablespoons butter. Mix well. Spread in a well-greased 9-inch-by-13-inch baking pan. (You could probably skip the grease, considering this recipe calls for entire stick of butter. Just sayin'.)

In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour over apple mixture in pan and do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden. Serves 12 to 15.

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