Slow-Cooker Apple Cobbler
Combine apples, cornstarch, lemon juice, nutmeg, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl; toss well. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.Advertisement
Whisk flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt in a separate large bowl. Cut cold butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter (or by pinching with your fingers) until it resembles a coarse meal. Add half-and-half; stir to combine.
Transfer the apple mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker. Top with large spoonfuls of the dough; sprinkle with the reserved brown sugar mixture. Place several layers of paper towels over the slow cooker bowl, with overhang on the sides; place the lid on the slow cooker, securing the paper towels in place. (This will help absorb moisture as the cobbler cooks.) Cook on High until the apples are tender and syrupy and the topping is caramelized around the edges and cooked through, about 2 hours. Turn off the slow cooker. Remove the lid and paper towels; let the cobbler cool for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.
Equipment: 6-qt. slow cooker
1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch