Friday, March 19, 2010

Special Apple Cobbler

I was sooooo in the mood for a decadent baked dessert today! Jeff pointed out that we had lots of apples that needed to be used, and there were several cake mixes (purchased on sale, of course) in the pantry. I did some quick thinking and, by combining an apple pie recipe with the recipe for cake mix cookies, came up with this totally awesome apple cobbler. It turned out so delicious!

Special Apple Cobbler
5 medium-sized tart apples (we used granny smith)
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour
Dash each cinnamon and nutmeg
1 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 box spice cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil

Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9-inch pie pan. Peel apples and cut into small chunks. Mix with sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread apples in the pan, dot with butter.

Mix together the spice cake mix, eggs, and oil. Drop by large spoonfuls onto the apples. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Too bad we didn't have any ice cream, that would have been absolutely perfect.

I think this concept would work well with other fruit and cake combinations. Peach pie filling topped with yellow cake mix, cherry pie filling with chocolate cake mix - yum!!!


Damery Family said...

Oh my gosh, that looks so yummy. I have got to get me some apples and spice cake now. My kids say "Thank you" They really wanted dessert tonight and this will hit the spot. :)

Sweet and Savory said...

Yum...of course it'd be even better with a big 'ol helping of vanilla ice cream on top! I just posted a peach crisp a couple of days ago...we must be in the same mood!

The American Homemaker said...

I do the same thing :)

HoneyB said...

Your cobbler looks yummy Stephanie! I would go for the vanilla ice cream topping too!

Katy ~ said...

I LOOOOOVE spice cake. So doggone clever to use it in an apple cobbler like this. You can skip the ice cream for me; I want to indulge in this cobbler!

jayedee said...

oh my! does this sound yummy or what? and easy enough to put together on the busiest of days too! thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

This looks and sounds yummy! I have some apples I need to use up and this will be perfect!!