Confession: I ate one of these straight out of the oven and burnt my tongue. It was worth it. And everyone knows mason jars make everything look more delicious. If you don’t want the trouble of individual servings and a palate of tiny mason jars, please just put this in a regular old 9 x 13 baking dish.
For a better texture, I peel half the apples. Do what you will. I live in Quebec, so maple products are available at every turn. If you’re not so lucky, sub in equal parts brown sugar where maple syrup and maple sugar come up.
Makes six-125ml servings
4 Granny Smith apples, cored, half peeled and sliced thin
1 1/2 cups cranberries, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons gluten free flour (mine)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons non-dairy margarine, cut into 12 equal pieces
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare apples and cranberries. Toss in a large bowl with flour and sugar, making sure all the fruit is evenly coated. Add maple sryup, cinnamon, vanilla and water and stir. Divide evenly between 6 mason jars. The fruit will make a mountain in each jar, but relax – this cooks down a tremendous amount. Place the fruit-filled mason jars on a baking sheet and dot each one with two pieces of margarine. Bake for 20 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the topping:
1/2 cup gluten free flour
1/2 cup maple sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons non-dairy margarine, softened
2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Cinnamon sugar, to taste
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Using a fork, incorporate the margarine until the mixture looks like oatmeal. Add the milk and lemon juice and mix until relatively smooth. Once the 20 minutes are up for the fruit filling, add a scoop of the topping to each mason jar and put back in the 350 F oven for an additional 20 minutes, or until the cobbler topping is golden brown and springs back at your touch. Serve warm with non-dairy ice cream, whipped cream or on its own.