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Green Apple Cobbler

Everyone has sweet and sour in their life.  I always gain comfort from what a nurse told me the morning my mother died.  She saw me sitting in the lobby alone just thinking.  She sat down next to me and asked if everything was o.k., I told her my mom died.  She kindly said, “every time the Lord closes a door, He opens a window”.  I have always kept this quote close to my heart and felt the breeze as the window opens.  Stand still for a moment and you will feel the breeze too.


For the Apples:

2 green apples – peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoon butter
¼  tsp. cinnamon

For the Cake:

3 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
5 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup of butter milk

Crumb Topping:

3 tablespoons of flour
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of sugar
3-4 tablespoons of butter

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

In a mix-master combine the butter and the sugar and mix until smooth and creamy, then add the egg and the buttermilk.

In a separate bowl combine the flour with the baking powder. Slowly add this to the butter and sugar mixture.  The batter will be thick.

Peel and slice the apples.  Heat a large frying pan on low with the 2 tablespoon of butter.  Place the sliced apples in the pan add the lemon juice and dust the apples with the brown sugar and cinnamon.   As soon as the apples are coated remove from the heat.

Butter an 8 ½ inch baking pan and place the apples on the bottom. 

Since the batter is thick, spoon it evenly over the apples.

Combine the ingredients for the topping and crumble with your fingers so that it resembles little pebbles. Distribute this over the batter.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until slightly golden and toothpick test comes out clean.

Gently loosen the edges with a spatula and place a serving plate over the pan and turn over.
(I suppose this is an upside down cobbler) 

Enjoy with Love,




  1. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a fabulous dessert. Awesome Catherine.

    Have a terrific day, and it's so good to have you back. Big hugs. ☺

  2. oh boy I so know what you mean about certain foods that comfort... I will make this in honor of your mom and think of her... hugs to you.. this looks wonderful...

  3. This is a great dessert Catherine!

  4. Sometimes we forget such things.. We know that the window has opened but we don't even notice if we stand at the door too long..

    Really nice cobbler!Where is ice cream? :)

  5. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe and the lovely post. :) I love the quote and I'll remember it.

  6. This look delicious Catherine I love all with apples!xo

  7. That looks so, so delicious. If you get a chance, please stop by my blog. I am having a giveaway for my new cookie cookbook. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Okay. I am reading this post and tomorrow is 7 years that my mom passed. And you comment about every time the Lord closes a door he opens a window, the first time I heard that was the day my dad passed. I was sitting in the room with him at hospice and someone visiting another patient said that to someone in the room. I knew at that moment my dad was not going to make it through the day. My niece had gone into labor that morning, a month premature. He died at 5:40 and his 10th great grandchild was born at 7:40. Sorry about the sad thoughts on such a delicious looking recipe but you words bring up so much emotion.
    I am going to make the cobbler this weekend in honor of my mom, your mom and my dad.

  9. Gosh that quote is just what I needed today. And your pie is a piece of art. sandie

  10. Catherine, This is a great looking cobbler. I too would like a little vanilla bean ice cream to go with this luscious treat! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  11. AMIGA QUERIDA... momentos tristes que siempre terminan fortaleciéndonos!!!
    MUY RICA TU TARTA, a disfrutarla!!!
    UN BESO :)

  12. May I have a slice for breakfast?It's delicious Catherine ! Have a great weekend my dear, blessings...xoxo

  13. Catherine, this is brilliant. It's my newest comfort food. :)

  14. What a sweet post!Nice to have you back,dear!
    Many hugs from your greek friend!

  15. this I am making this weekend!!!

  16. Simply beautiful post with a gorgeous pie.


  17. What a great post. Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Las tartas de manzana me encantan y esta te ha quedado muy bonita y además tiene que estar muy rica, me quedo con la idea, besos

  19. What a gorgeous cake Catherine! I bet it tastes just as good as it looks! xoxo

  20. I agree with Medeja about standing in the door too long to notice it open. Lovely way to remember your mom with comfort food.

  21. Hi Catherine, it's a beautiful dessert and quote related to your closed one. Mother's Day is coming and this would be a great dessert to give my mum a treat! (She has been asking me to make her something with apple)

  22. I have all ingredients except buttermilk. Can I substitute reg milk?

    1. Dear Melissa, You can make your own sour milk by combining 1 cup of regular milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar. Let it rest for a few minutes and curdle. That can be your substitute for buttermilk. I hope this helps. Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the cobbler!



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