Date Sweetened Apple Cobbler
Apple cobbler is a very popular dessert. We give it an update by using gluten-free flour and substituting date paste and coconut sugar for regular table sugar. It’s the perfect and delicious ending to a family meal.
For the Filling:
- 3-3½ lbs. apples (any firm, tart apple)
- ½ Tbsp. lemon juice
- ¾ cup water
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ¾ cup DateME Date Paste
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
For the Topping:
- 1⅓ cup flour (we used a gluten-free flour blend)
- ⅔ cup oat flour
- 5 Tbsp. sugar or coconut sugar
- scant 1 tsp. baking powder
- heaping 1 tsp. baking soda
- 6 Tbsp. butter, cold and cut into chunks
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Peel and chop the apples into small pieces. Toss chopped apples in the lemon juice.
- Grease a baking dish and pour the apples into it and set aside.
- In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk, date paste, and butter over medium-low heat. Heat and stir occasionally until the date paste melts into the liquid.
- Add the water and cinnamon and stir until the sauce bubbles. Remove from heat and mix with the apples.
- To make the topping, combine the coconut milk and lemon juice and allow to sit for a minute.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oat flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the pieces of butter and use a pastry blender or the back of a fork to work the butter into the dry ingredients until a crumbly mixture forms.
- Add the coconut milk and lemon mixture and gently work it until a dough forms.
- Cut the dough into six pieces and gently flatten each piece into a circular/oval shape. Lightly press the dough onto the apples. Do this until the entire baking dish is covered.
- Bake the cobbler uncovered for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden. Serve on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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