Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert or pie with a thick crust (usually a biscuit crust) and a fruit filling (such as peaches,apricots apples, berries or any ripe fruit for that matter!). Some versions are enclosed in the crust, while others have a drop-biscuit or crumb topping.
I picked these delicious apricots from Leh and decided to experiment with them and used the drop biscuit crumble topping!
The best part is it quick,easy and not at all messy!
- 1 cup fresh apricots – pitted and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
- 3 tbs sugar
- 1/2 tbs all purpose flour
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- Fresh almonds (i used the seed of the fresh apricot itself! :D)
- 3/4 cup all porpose flour (sifted)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 tsp sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- pinch of salt
- 3 tbs buttermilk
Toss all the ingredients of the filling into a bowl and let it sit for an hour.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1 table spoon sugar in a bowl and blend it gently in the butter with your fingertips until a course meal is formed. then Stir i n the buttermilk with a fork, do not over mix!
In a deep baking dish, pour in the filling and drop the topping over it in the shape of rounded cobble stones if you wish. Leave spaces for the filling to expand as well. Sprinkle the left over sugar and some butter over it!
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius.
Place the dish in.
Bake for 30 mins till it turns golden brown.
Cool slightly for 15 mins.. and serve with a dollop of icecream!
It tastes better when warm.. 🙂