Sunday, September 8, 2013

From the Recipe Box and Stitching Progress

‘Tis the season to bake (isn’t EVERY season?) so I thought I would share an easy apple cobbler recipe.  You can find many variations of this recipe on the internet.  My family likes this one because it isn’t too sweet…just sweet enough.

Preheat the oven to 375o

For the filling:
6 cups of a tart apple (granny smith is my favorite) peeled, cored & sliced
¾ c.           sugar
2 tbsp.       all purpose flour
½ tsp.       cinnamon
¼ tsp.       salt
1 tsp.          vanilla extract
¼ c.           water
1 tbsp.       butter, softened

It took 5 granny smith apples to yield just over 6 cups

Place the apples in a bowl.  Combined the dry ingredients above and pour over the apples, add the vanilla extract and water.  Mix well.

Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and pour the mixture into the dish.  Drop pieces of butter on top of the apples.

For the topping:
½ c.           all purpose flour, sifted
½ c.           sugar
½ tsp.       baking powder
¼ tsp.       salt
2 tbsp.       butter, softened
1                 egg, beaten

Combine the ingredients above and beat with a fork until it is a smooth consistency.  Place spoonfuls on the batter evenly on top of the apples.

Bake for 35 minutes (your oven may vary), make sure the apples are tender.
I'm wearing Mary Grace's apron, green side showing...for the apples of course!

This serves about 8

Serve with your favorite ice cream J Our favorite is French vanilla but my DH has discovered French vanilla gelato.

I'm linking up to Karen's Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party...Theme Week
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After the cobbler was finished, it was time for a cup of tea and some stitching.

Remember my DD’s graduation quilt that I first shared here?
I haven’t worked on it much after cutting everything out…that is until last weekend when I finished piecing all of the blocks. 

This weekend I started sewing the blocks into rows.  I joined three rows together just to give you some idea as to how it will look.

You can vaguely see the little seashells on the white background

Three rows together and ten more to go…  After the borders are added, this quilt will measure 91” x 105”.  I will try to finish the quilt top, backing and the pillow shams by the end of next weekend.  I want to send everything to the LAQ so the shams can be quilted at the same time as the top.

I’m also finishing helmet liner #6.  You can read more about those here.  I’ve committed to knitting 9 liners this campaign.  I would try to do more but we have quite a few participating knitters this year and I know we will have a lot to donate.  The Forgotten Soldiers Organization will include them in their Christmas mailing to the soldiers which is scheduled for November.
It’s been a busy and WAY too fast weekend here.  I hope you have enjoyed yours J


Three Sheep Studio said...

Jeanna, I am loving the colors of your quilt. Lucky daughter !
Perfect timing for the apple cobbler. Will try this the beginning of the week. ;)

Vicky Hunt said...

That cobbler looks yummy and the quilt is looking cozy! I love the colors...:) Have a wonderful week!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Terry said...

We make apple crisp a lot, but your cobbler looks delicious! :0)

Anne said...

The cobbler looks so yummy! Your quilt colors are very soothing looking. Makes me want to go to the beach. :)

andsewon said...

I have those dishes too!! DH would go nuts for your apple cobbler. Soon will be time to head to the mts for apples. Pretty quilt! Soothing and looks beachy to me.

Anonymous said...

YUM! I was just at grocery store and didnt get apples....it's now on my list thanks to this post!

Candace said...

I've been making a lot of apple crisp lately and have been dying to find a less sweet alternative! This is great, Jeanna! Thanks for the recipe. The quilt is so pretty and I'm sure the quilting will be fantastic! Mr. Squash wants to learn how to knit the helmet liners - what a guy!

Anne said...

Your apple dish looks delicious, Jeanna, and I love the colours of your daughter's quilt. :o)

Carrie P. said...

yummmmm!!!! I just bought some NC apples. I might have to give that a try.
Your blocks are looking good so far.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Delicious looking cobbler - yum!
You've made great progress on your DD's quilt. The pattern looks lovely!

Abby and Stephanie said...

It's apple pickin' season! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Can't wait to give it a try. Those are really pretty colors you're using for the quilt.