It’s never too early for Christmas food, and making this tasty Christmas Cobbler definitely got me in the festive spirit. Not only does it look good enough for a Christmas Day dessert, the added cinnamon means it’s full of festive flavour too! It’s such a simple pudding to make, so there’s literally no downside to giving this recipe a go.
For the filling:
- 3 or 4 cooking apples
- 300g blackberries
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 50g caster sugar
- Knob of butter
For the topping:
- 250g self-raising flour
- 60g butter
- 90g caster sugar
- 90ml milk, plus extra for glazing
- Star-shaped biscuit cutter required
- Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C.
- Peel and core the apples and cut into 1cm cubes.
- Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the apples and sugar and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer for 5 minutes before adding the blackberries and cinnamon. Simmer for 5 minutes more until the apples are tender, and then remove from the heat. Transfer the fruit to a medium baking dish and set aside.
- Add the flour and butter to a mixing bowl and rub together until the mixture is like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
- Mix in the milk until the mixture forms a soft dough.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface until 1cm thick. Use a star-shaped cutter to cut out as many shapes as possible. (I actually had dough leftover with this recipe, but it’s not a problem as I will keep it in the freezer and use it at a future date).
- Arrange the stars on top of the fruit in the baking dish. You are aiming for as much coverage as possible, with some small gaps between the shapes. Brush the stars with milk to glaze.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the topping is golden.
What are your favourite festive bakes, and will you be giving this one a go?
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