Before I get into this week’s post…I want to bring you back to the Samoas Ice Cream Pie – remember that one? As luck would have it, I managed to make it as a finalist in the Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest!! HORAAY!!! That means I NEED YOUR HELP. The winner with the most votes wins the contest – you can help me out here. You only have until February 27th at 10pm to vote. One vote per person, so tell your friends! Now if I win, I am going to donate the money to charity. Which charity? Well, that’s where you come in! Please leave a comment with your favorite charity, and if I win, I will randomly select one. Oh, and one more thing – cookies go on sale Monday, February 27th and last until March 15th. So you have a few weeks to stock up on those cookies – particularly the Samoas, so you can make that Ice Cream Pie! Remember, it is Samoas 40th Birthday!!
I know what you are thinking…what are those pumpkins doing in this post? Well, I am behind…more than just a little. I still haven’t even made the neighbors their special holiday treats…hopefully I will catch up soon. I am just dealing with a lot these days. So what does this amazing looking Apple Cobbler have to do with the Samoas Ice Cream Pie? The crust!! In the Samoas Ice Cream Pie, the ice cream was something else – but it was nothing compared to that crust. Well, here we go again, except that this time the ratio of crust to filling is about 1:1. You don’t get that very often. But this cobbler is all about the crust – my grandmother definitely knew what she was doing here – but then again, when did she not when it came to desserts? Remember, I used her fudge recipe for the pie as well.
So, even though the fall is long gone, it is always apple season here in the pacific northwest – and this cobbler is calling your name. That is after you pick up some Girl Scout Cookies and make that Samoas Ice Cream Pie…
- 2 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/8 rounded teaspoon baking powder
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon bourbon (or vanilla)
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/4 cup milk
- turnbinado sugar
- 3 pounds Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Make the topping – combine the flour, baking powder and sugar. Add the butter in 1 tablespoon chunks, and mix with your fingers until it looks like course meal. Add the vanilla, bourbon and vinegar and gather up into a ball using plastic wrap – then throw against the counter until it is all combined well. Chill for about 2 hours. Mix the apples with the rest of the ingredients. Grease an 7X11 glass baking dish. Add apple mixture. Remove topping from the refrigerator, and break into small chunks all over the apple filling. Brush with the milk, then sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a 375 preheated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 and cook until bubble and the topping is golden, about 20-30 minutes more.
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