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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Apple Cobbler For Two

Have you ever seen the show Baggage? It goes a little something like this.

Jerry Springer is the host. There's a person trying to find a date. Three women/men are on the show with a small, medium, and large piece of "baggage" trying to win the person over. First they reveal their smallest baggage, next their medium, then one is eliminated, and finally one is left standing.
 My baggage would go something like this:

-I'm obsessed with knowing what I'll be eating for my next meal hours ahead of time.

-I have a severe peanut allergy and am scared for my life eating at Chinese restaurants.

-I love licking the bowl. Literally licking the bowl.
-I have two tattoos, one of which I'm embarrassed by. I was young. I'm over it. Oh well.

-I sing and dance in my car, and if someone sees me, I make eye contact to make it equally as awkward for them.

-I'm a little bit obsessive with making plans.

-I love the way my dog's ears smell.
- I love the way my dog's feet smell. It's almost like popcorn.

-I turn beet red in the face after working out. I mean as red as red can be. It's not pretty.

-I paint my nails and toes all colors of the rainbow. I'm like 10 years old.

-I wear earplugs to sleep.

-I check my alarm chock 2 times because I'm nervous that it won't go off in the morning.
 Today I made apples with a crumble-like topping. They are easy to make. Whipped up in about 5 minutes and baked for 30 minutes. Easy easy easy. These apples are baggage free (just in case you didn't know).
Apple Cobbler For Two

1 apple
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed

Place a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice an apple in half and remove the core. 

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, oats, salt, coconut, and almonds.  Add butter and, with your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients.  Quickly break up the butter until it is well combined.  Some of the butter bits will be the size of oat flakes, others will be the size of small peas.
Place apple halves, cut side up, in a small, oven-safe dish.  Top each peach half with a large portion of crumble topping. 
Bake for 30 minutes, until topping is golden brown.  Remove from the oven and serve warm with vanilla ice cream or cold milk.  Apples are best served warm from the oven.
You could use peaches or plums as well for this recipe. If you use peaches, reduce baking time to 20 minutes.

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