With so many great ways to use sourdough I have recently been working on making morre desserts with my sourdough discard. And you know what? They are amazing! Today I want to share one that I stumbled upon while experimenting for some sourdough scones. This sourdough apple cobbler dessert is amazing.
With fall just around the corner, I thought it time to start sharing all the fall recipes I have been working on the past month. My kids keep telling me, “its not fall yet”, but they still enjoy the delicious treats and other recipes.
This sourdough apple cobbler recipe is amazing. It is a great way to use up that sourdough discard and create a decadent dessert for family and friends.
The combination of the tender and sweet biscuit topping along with the easy homemade spiced apple filling, this treat screams fall and you will not want to miss out on it.
WHAT KIND OF APPLES SHOULD I USE?
I prefer to use granny Smith Apples for my apple desserts because the tartness balances out the sweet. If you use an already sweet apple, there is nothing to balance it and the dessert may taste too sweet. They also have a nice bite to them and do not get too soggy. They are the best apples for any apple dessert.
Decadent Sourdough Apple Cobbler
- 1 dutch oven skillet
- 4 large granny smith apples peeled and chopped in small pieces. You can slice them too, but I prefer them in smaller pieces.
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch all spice
- pinch cloves
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
Sourdough Biscuit Topping
- 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
- 1 cup Sourdough discard
- pinch Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter cold
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk or heavy cream
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- cinnamon and sugar
- First preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Peel and chop your fruit. You can use other fruits if you prefer. You will need about 2 1/2 pounds of fruit. Peaches work amazing with this dessert as well.
- I chop my apples into bite sized pieces instead of slicing them.
- In a medium bowl, add your apples, maple syrup, cinnamon and other spices and stir it all together. Set aside.
- In a large bowl add your flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Use a cheese grater to grate your cold butter into the flour mixture.
- Gently stir this with your hands until the butter is crumbled into small pea sized pieces.
- Add your sourdough discard, brown sugar and cream/milk.
- Stir this all together until you get a rough biscuit batter. It should not be wet but also not dry.
- I like to use a cast iron skillet to bake my apple cobbler but yuo can use a regular 9 by 13 baking dish.
- Add your apple mixture to the bottom of a buttered pan. Add the cobbler topping in dollops all across the top of the apple mixture. Use your spatula to spread the biscuit dough tto fill in all the holes and cover the apples completely.
- Sprinkle the top with cinnamon/sugar. You can also brush on an egg wash if you want the top to be shiny and crisp. I love adding some cinnamon/sugar to the top for a bit of sweetness to it.
- Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the apples are bubbling.
- Take out of the oven and let it cool for at least 20 minutes.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or topped with whipped cream.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can use other fruits to make this cobbler! You just need about 2 1/2 pounds of fruit
Other Cobbler Options
This easy apple cobbler recipe using your sourdough discard is one of my favorites. The flavor of this is the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and the biscuit topping rounds it all out.
Tips from Twelve On Main
“ top this with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a full flavor experience “
” you can also use premade apple pie filling for a quick and easy dessert “
You can store any leftover sourdough apple cobbler in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. You can reheat this in the microwave. Best Served warm. In my opinion this is the best apple cobbler I have ever had.
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