Sunday, June 5, 2011

Apple Cobbler for Two

I don't always cook gargantuan proportions of everything. Really. This apple cobbler recipe could easily be doubled or tripled. Or halved, though as-is it could be a  hearty dessert or breakfast treat for just one person. We ate ours for breakfast with yogurt. In retrospect I should have cooked some sausage too because the spicy meat would be a good compliment to the sweet syrupy cobbler base.

The secret to making this easy to make and easy to size up-or-down is by using frozen roll dough (like Rhodes).  Once the dough is thawed, the total prep time on this dish is extremely short--how fast can you peel an apple?

  • 2 frozen dinner roll dough balls (such as Rhodes)
  • 1 small granny smith apple, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (a couple of shakes..I never measure cinnamon in such small amounts because you can't really add too much here)
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, chopped into 1/4" cubes
  1. Thaw roll dough according to package directions. I put it in the fridge overnight and then finished the job in a barely warm oven for about half an hour in the morning.
  2. Preheat oven to 425.
  3. In a (very) small casserole dish or ramekin, add chopped apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and spices. Stir.
  4. Sprinkle all but one or two of the butter bits over the apples.
  5. Cut a small cross in the top of each roll to encourage them to spread out a bit. Place one small dot of butter into the center of each cross (so that the butter soaks into the dough as it bakes.
  6. Bake approximately 20 minutes until the apple filling is hot and bubbly and the bread topping is lightly golden brown.
  7. Cool for 5-10 minutes and serve. (With breakfast, or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert, or as a side dish with a country fried steak....)

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I love having a pkg of Rhodes Dough in my freezer. So many fun possibilities. This looks yummy.