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Apple-Chile Cobbler
This cobbler starts out tamely enough, with the usual apples and the warm spiciness of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. But then the unexpected punch of roasted chile peppers kicks in, giving this classic dessert uncommon depth, savoriness, and personality.
Apple Cobbler
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Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings
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Ingredients
For the apple mixture
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the apple mixture
Apple Cobbler
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the apples with the sugar, chiles, vinegar, cinnamon, salt, allspice, and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine the sugar, flour, lemon zest, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Using two forks, work ¾ cup of the butter into the flour mixture. When the mixture turns crumbly, stir in the heavy cream.
  5. Spread the remaining tablespoon of butter on the bottom and sides of a cobbler dish or an oven-proof glass dish. Fill with the apple mixture. Top with the flour mixture, pressing it down firmly.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top of the cobbler turns gold and bubbly. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Cook’s tips and tricks: We outdoor roast a lot—no really, a LOT—of chiles of all colors in the autumn. It is a real pain in the squat; we sometimes think we will never get their fumes and essence out of our skin and lungs. But the unadulterated pleasure of having roasted, peeled chiles from the freezer for months afterward is undeniable. Our friend Amenda even stuffs them before freezing for quick winter pullouts.

—Deborah DeBord, Ph.D.
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