The batter goes in the bottom and magically rises to the top during the baking process. You will love this apple cobbler because the batter is placed in the bottom of the ramekin and topped with apples, cinnamon and sugar before baking resulting in a moist and flavorful cake!
This is the most delicious apple cobbler I have ever tasted. I’m not exaggerating. I grew up with apple cobbler. My grandparents had apple trees galore, and when we came back home with a load of apples, we had apple cobbler. Lots of apple cobbler. We always made it the traditional way – apples on the bottom, batter on the top. When I learned that there was an alternative method for making apple cobbler, my curiosity was piqued. With this method, the batter goes on the bottom and the fruit on the top. The batter “magically” rises to the top while baking. My mental wheels started turning, and I wondered why we hadn’t done it that way before. I imagined that by placing the batter on the bottom it would become infused with the delicious apple, cinnamon and sugar mixture as it rose in the oven and make it over-the-top delicious. Sure enough. That’s exactly what happens. Not only that, but you end up with the moistest cakey biscuit that you’ve ever had in a cobbler. Truly.
As I mentioned in my post for steamed green beans with hazelnut gremolata, I am planning on sharing easy Thanksgiving recipes in the weeks to come. This is the second recipe in that series. The hardest part about this recipe is peeling and coring the apples, and that’s not hard at all! I made them in individual ramekins because I just think it’s easier to serve dessert to guests when it’s already portioned out in individual servings. If you don’t want to go that route, then this recipe is just as easily made in a 8 x 8 inch baking dish. You may need to increase the sugar and cinnamon mixture to 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon.
While it’s still warm, if you would like pour in a little milk, cream or top with your favorite ice cream. I actually topped mine with caramel macchiato coffee creamer. It was delicious! You can also eat it plain. If you like apples, cinnamon and moist cake, I can pretty much guarantee you will be crazy about this apple cobbler!