Since I can't use my oven (have I mentioned that it's HOT here?), my baking adventures are sadly curtailed, unless I get a wild hair and decide to get up and bake in the middle of the night. Naah, prolly not. So I have to find other outlets for my creative cooking needs. Searching the web I ran across this recipe for Crockpot Cobbler.
I don't know why this has never occurred to me before! Of course, my crockpot is older than dirt, and ugly to boot, so it lives in a dark corner of a downlow cupboard. Out of sight and out of mind, I guess is true. Click on the pic here to blow it up if you wanna see how TRULY ugly and disgusting it is. The destructions say to use a 3-4 quart crockpot, and I have NO idea if my old-un here is that big. I guess I'll have to do some measuring and testing.
No matter. I'm determined to try this recipe, with a smidgy of modification because ... well, I'm just that way. Here's what I plan to do (right after I run to the store and get some apples!):
Crockpot Apple Cobbler
2+ cups peeled sliced tart apples
2 cups granola
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries (I used orange flavored)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp melted butter
Spray inside of crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine apples, cranberries, granola, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well. Pour mixture into crockpot. Stir together remaining brown sugar and melted butter and drizzle over the apple mixture. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until apples are tender.
Serve with vanilla ice cream.
UPDATE: Recipe success!
This is delicious stuff. If only the hubs hadn't eaten the last of the vanilla ice cream, it would have been the completely perfect afternoon treat.
It's certainly not pretty though. As you can see from the pic above, it does look a little bit like something the dog threw up, but if you ignore your eyes, and just let your nose and tongue enjoy, you'll be happy. Way.
I've modified the recipe again, because honey AND brown sugar seemed like a bit much, and I also felt it was done at 6 hours, though the original recipe called for 8.