Sunday, January 11, 2015

Winter Fruit Apple Pecan Cobbler

My family has been making winter fruit cobblers for years. We use canned fruits and a boxed cake mix, butter and serve the cobbler with vanilla ice cream. I have recipes for peach, blueberry, mixed fruit (fruit cocktail), cherry, and this apple pecan cobbler. These cobblers are easy to throw together after work and can be a delicious treat for a week night. In the 70's, when these desserts were the rage, our choice of frozen fruit was very limited and usually had lots of sugar added. We were never able to get fresh fruit unless it was in season.  Therefore we always used canned fruit or pie filling for these desserts.

This apple pecan cobbler is made from pantry staples and 11/2 sticks butter. Any cake mix can be used, but the Butter Pecan is delicious with the apples. Please don't skip adding the extra pecans on top. They become toasted, and add a great crunch to the topping. It is also a great way to use up those extra holiday pecans that cost a fortune.

Winter Fruit Apple Pecan Cobbler

2 or 3 cans Apple Pie Filling - the pie filling cans are not as large as they were in the past, therefore, you may want to add an extra can

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Allspice

1 box Butter Pecan Cake Mix

1 1/2 sticks butter - cut into small pieces and distributed over cake mix

1/2 cup pecans chopped

Spoon 2 or 3 cans of Apple Pie Filling into a 9 x 13 inch pan

Sprinkle cinnamon and allspice over apples.
Spoon cake mix evenly over apple filling.

Cut butter into thin slices and spread evenly over cake mix
Sprinkle chopped pecans over all.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour, until topping is brown and crispy.

Enjoy warm with ice cream or whipped topping.

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