Buttermilk Biscuit-Topped Apple Cobbler
Buttermilk Biscuit-Topped Apple CobblerThe biscuit topping can be prepared up to a day ahead. Let the chilled dough stand 10 minutes at room temperature before rolling.
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, cut up
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 pounds Granny Smith apples (about 6), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice

1. In large bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives cut in 3 tablespoons of butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

2. Stir in buttermilk just until dough almost comes together. Add up to 1 tablespoon more buttermilk, 1 teaspoon at a time, if dough is too dry. Pat into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine apples, remaining 2/3 cup sugar, and remaining 1 tablespoon flour and toss well to coat. Add lemon juice, cinnamon, allspice, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss to combine.

4. Spoon apple mixture into 9-inch deep-dish pie plate and dot top with remaining 2 teaspoons butter.

5. Preheat oven to 425°F. On lightly floured board, pat chilled dough into 8-inch circle. Gently lift dough and place on top of filling. Place cobbler on a jelly-roll pan to catch any drips and bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350°F and bake 25 minutes longer, or until crust is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 279 calories, 6g total fat, 3.4g saturated fat, 1.6g monounsaturated fat, 0.4g polyunsaturated fat, 3.9g dietary fiber, 2g protein, 57g carbohydrate, 15mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium.
Good source of: fiber.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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