After the best apple picking trip in the North Georgia mountains with my big guy Wyatt, we wanted to bring back our peck of apples and make something yummy for the family.
This recipe is one that we love from a cookbook that we're so into. The author, Brooke Bell passed the book, Cast Iron Baking along to me and I fell in love with this recipe. You know any book where I can cook with my cast iron skillet for each recipe is a win / win.
For as simple as this recipe is it's absolutely delicious and beautiful too. And trust me, it may seem like a lot of butter when you pour the batter in, but it all works out in the end. How's that for Southern cooking?
APPLE BUTTERMILK SKILLET COBBLER
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup whole buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 cups sliced Gala apple
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Confectioners' sugar as garnish
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Place butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet and place skillet in oven until butter is melted. Whisk together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt, then stir in buttermilk and extracts. Pour flour mixture over melted butter in the skillet. In another bowl, toss together apple and cinnamon and scatter over flour mixture. Bake until lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with confectioners' sugar if desired. Enjoy!
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