My local grocery store stocks LUCK brand "fried" apples and peaches. These are not to be confused with "pie filling." Instead, these are still a bit on the "crunch" side and canned in a simple syrup. I use a drained can of each to make this simple cobbler. They are also available with cinnamon.
I love apple cobbler. It's like apple pie but without the labor of making a crust. But, even peeling apples can be time consuming. Instead, I simply butter a dish or pan, drain some of these delicious apples and peaches and top with a store-bought packet of "crumb" mixture. What could be easier?
Most grocery stores now offer a premixed brand of "crisp" or "crumble" to add to fruit. I use this one made by the Fresh Gourmet Company. It even has oats!
- 2 cans, LUCK'S fried apples and/or peaches
- (I use one can of apples and one of peaches)
- 1 tablespoon flour or corn starch
- Fresh lemon
- 1/16 teaspoon almond or vanilla flavoring (optional and use less, not more)
- 1 packet fruit "crumb" topping
Drain the apples and/or peaches
Arrange in a buttered dish or pan.* Sprinkle with flour/corn starch. Sprinkle with a bit of seasoning of your choice such as nutmeg, apple pie spice, cinnamon. Squeeze in a bit of fresh lemon juice and, if using, almond flavoring. Gently mix.
Prepare cobbler mix according to package directions. Spread on top. Bake according to package directions. Allow to cool a bit. Enjoy
*Use a pan or dish so that the fruit is about two-layers.
Of course, it's cheaper to make your own apple crisp. My full "from scratch" recipe is here:
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