Lester Holt's Apple-Strawberry Cobbler
Lester Holt's Apple-Strawberry Cobbler
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I think of fruit cobblers as "comfort desserts" and love them for their flavor and simplicity. They are a great option for entertaining or an easy weeknight treat.

Swap option: I sometimes swap the strawberries with blueberries. You could throw in some chopped up walnuts too.


  • Filling

    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cubed
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • Batter

    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 cup flour
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 3 pinches salt
    • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 egg yolk
  • To serve

    • Whipped cream (optional)


For the filling:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped apples, lemon juice and sugar. Cook until softened then remove from heat.

3. Let mixture cool for a few minutes and then gently fold in the strawberries.

For the topping:

1. Place the butter in a 9-inch baking pan, place the pan in the preheated oven and let melt.

2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the heavy cream and egg yolk and mix thoroughly.

3. Remove pan from oven and pour most of the melted butter into the batter (leave enough melted butter in the bottom to coat the pan) and stir.

To assemble:

1. Gently spoon the fruit mixture into the pan evenly, and then pour the batter on top.

2. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

3. Remove the finished cobbler from the oven, let cool and serve with whipped cream, if using.

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