I wanted to share this wonderful recipe that I found in the November 2017 Better Homes & Gardens magazine. My husband loves apple pie, and I knew when I stumbled across this dessert he would love it. It was a smash hit for Thanksgiving.
I will make this again for him to celebrate the Yule on December 21, 2017. Happy Winter Solstice comfort food. Yummy!
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This recipe is called, “Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler.” It was a snap to make, and the apples didn’t get soggy at the bottom like they usually do in a pie recipe. This recipe made a healthy batch that lasted for a week in the refrigerator.
CINNAMON ROLL APPLE COBBLER
Hands-on Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours, 15 minutes
½ cup sugar
2 TBSP all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground ginger (I used the jar variety)
7 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples – your choice. I used Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji, and Gala.
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup water (I did not add water – I think this is why the apples did not get soggy)
1 17.5 oz package (5) refrigerator large cinnamon rolls with icing, quartered. (I left them whole and added enough to cover the apple mixture)
1 cup of cranberries (this was not part of the original recipe but helped to tone down the sweetness)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Stir together sugar, flour, and ginger. Add sliced and peeled apples, raisins, cranberries, and water (if you choose to add it). Toss ingredients to combine. Spoon the apple mixture into a *2 quart round casserole dish. (I used what I had). Cover. Place a foil-lined baking sheet on the oven rack below the casserole dish.
Bake, covered, 50 minutes or until the apples reach the amount of softness you desire.
When the apples are done, arrange the cinnamon roll pieces on top of the apple filling. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes. Drizzle icing from cinnamon roll package over the top. Makes eight healthy servings.
*TIP: If you don’t have a two quart round casserole dish, use a two-quart square baking dish. Prepare as directed. Cover the dish with foil and bake the apples for 40 minutes. Once the apples are done, proceed with adding the cinnamon rolls and baking uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes.
Here is the finished product.
I baked a gluten-free/dairy free pumpkin pie using coconut milk which was the best I’d ever had. But that’s another recipe. ❤
I chased down my husband to get a photo of his lunch. He added whipped cream!
Happy Yule! ❤ What will you serve for dessert?