Grannie's Deep Dish Apple Cobbler
Nothing says home like a fresh apple cobbler cooling in the kitchen. Another recipe from Heather's grannie, Kathleen (Kate).
- 3 cups plus 3 tbsp flour, divided
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup ice water
- 4-5 cups peeled and sliced tart apples
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup plus 3 tbsp water, divided
- 1/2 cup butter
Combine 3 cups flour and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles peas. Add ice water, a few tablespoonfuls at a time, until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, and roll out one portion. Fit into the bottom of a square baking dish and set aside. Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, one cup water and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer until the apples are tender - about 5 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the 3 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons water to form a paste. Stir the paste into the apple mixture and pour into the baking dish. Slice butter over the top of the fruit. Roll out the remaining dough portion and place atop filling. Crimp to seal the edges and make a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape and keep the cobbler from boiling over. Bake at a 350 degree oven for one hour on a baking sheet. Cool on rack - serve with vanilla ice cream while warm!