Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Apple-Pear-Ginger Snap Cobbler (Gluten Free!)

Mmmm cobblers! Such a great way to use the bounty of berries and fruit while it's at it's freshest. Cobblers are delicious and really easy to make. Easier than messing with a pie crust! They are basically a layer of fruit baked until soft and juicy with a biscuity layer on top. I made one almost each week during the late Summer and into Fall. You can use blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, apples, pears, plums, etc etc. One of my favorites was blackberry-peach. Once I started decreasing my gluten intake I found these great gluten-free ginger snap cookies at Trader Joe's. They have awesome ginger flavor-very snappy! They make the perfect topping for a gluten-free cobbler. When you bake this cobbler your house is going to smell so good you will be salivating long before it's out of the oven. Enjoy!

In Sweet Sweet Health,
Miss Jolie Ann

Apple-Pear-Ginger Snap Cobbler

3 tart apples, peeled, cored & chopped
3 ripe european pears, peeled, cored & chopped
1 stick butter, at room temperature, thinly sliced
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp cinammon
1 package Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Ginger Snap Cookies

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Butter a 10x10x10 baking pan. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl combine the apples, pears, 1/2 of the butter, honey, cinnamon and lemon zest. Stir until well mixed. Pour this mixture into the baking pan.
4. In the empty mixing bowl combine the ginger snaps and remaining butter. Use a pastry cutter or forks to crush the cookies into small chunks. The consistency should have mix of small sandy pieces and larger chunks. Add this mixture on top of the fruit mixture in the baking pan.
5. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for approximately 45 minutes-1 hour. The fruit should be soft, the cobbler bubbling, and the top browned and crunchy. Serve warm with optional ice cream or soy dream or coconut bliss frozen desserts! I ate mine straight out of the pan.

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