French Apple Cobbler

French Apple Cobbler
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Chef Roberta Blake, New England Culinary Institute (NECI)

Filling Ingredients
5 cups peeled, sliced, tart apples
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon soft butter
1/4 cup water

Batter Ingredients
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt (optional)
2 tablespoons soft butter
1 egg, beaten slightly

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

Lightly coat a 9x9x13-inch baking pan with a non-stick spray.

Toss all filling ingredients, except butter, together.  Place in pan, add 1/4 cup water, and dot with butter.

Mix all batter ingredients together, beat until smooth.

Using a serving spoon, drop batter in 9 even portions over the apple mix.

Bake 35-to-40 minutes.

Serve with fresh cream or ice cream.