Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Skillet Apple Cobbler

I know what you are thinking...
It is no longer fall nor apple season...at least in the Midwest.  But have you seen the apples in the store?  Apple season is no longer just for fall!  Apples can be found year round!  Which is why I was inspired to make a dessert using apples in the WINTER!

While attending the BlogHer Conference this past November, I was introduced to Stemilt and their signature branded apple variety, the Pinata®.  This apple variety has a unique, crisp, tropical flavor which is perfect for dreaming of warmer weather during these brutal winter days.  You can taste hints of pineapple in each piece of apple!  Great for the lunchbox and baking too!  So grab a skillet or an oven ready dish to make a Skillet Apple Cobbler with a sweet, heart shaped biscuit just in time for Valentine's Day!  This recipe is perfect for two but you could always double or triple it to include all those other sweeties in your home.

Tropical flavored apples sweetened with a bit of brown sugar and some red hots!  The sweet biscuit on top is the perfect addition!  Serve warm and bubbly for those days when you just want to plant yourself in front of the fire and dream of Hawaii.  Speaking of Hawaii...want to win a trip?  Keep reading to find out how!!!

Ingredients for baked apples:
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp brown sugar
Pinata® apple, thinly sliced, skin on
1/4 tsp cinnamon
10-12 red hot candies
Ingredients for sweet, heart shaped biscuit:
2/3 cup self rising flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp refined sugar
6 Tbsp heavy cream (or milk)
1 Tbsp melted butter
sugar for topping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a skillet or oven ready dish, place 2 Tbsp unsalted butter.  Place in the oven for 2-3 minutes to melt butter and heat skillet.  Remove from oven and stir in 1 Tbsp brown sugar.  Place thinly slice apples on top.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and red hot candies.  Bake for 7-9 minutes or until bubbly.
While the apples are baking, mix 2/3 cup flour, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1 Tbsp sugar.  Add the heavy cream 1 Tbsp at a time until a soft dough forms.  Shape into a heart and place on top of the apples after they have baked for 7-9 minutes.
Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for 27-30 minutes.

Apples are good all year long!  I love it!  Look for the apples marked with the ladybug stickers to find Stemilt!  Oh, I bet you were wondering about that trip to Hawaii?
Stemilt Slice of Paradise Sweepstakes is just a click away!
Make sure to enter to win a trip for two to Maui including airfare, hotel accommodations and spending money.  The contest ends February 5th so hurry to enter for your chance to beat those winter blues!
*I was compensated for this post, but all opinions remain 100% my own.*

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