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Apple-Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Hard Sauce

Butter and sugar crown this cobbler as a hard sauce bold with black flecks of vanilla bean.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 1997

  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 pounds cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (6 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, partially thawed
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Vanilla Bean Hard Sauce (optional)

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients; set aside.

Beat butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar; beat well. Add milk and egg; beat well. Stir in flour mixture; set batter aside.

Combine sliced apple and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine cornstarch and water. Add to apple mixture; stir well. Spoon apple mixture into a lightly greased 11" x 7" x 1 1/2" baking dish. Drop batter by spoonfuls over fruit mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 or 50 minutes or until golden. If desired, serve warm with Vanilla Bean Hard Sauce or ice cream.

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