Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Cobbler: Tart apples are tossed together with a luscious vegan caramel sauce and then topped off with a whole wheat cobbler for a skillet dessert that has killer appeal.
Oh boy do I have a good one for you today! Apples + Salted Caramel + Crumbly Pastry = Perfection!!
Now go get a napkin and wipe up that drool! 🙂
Anyways, I found myself with an abundance of apples after a trip to the orchard. I made homemade applesauce, apple crisp,and apple bread, but still we were left with more apples than we could eat (and yes, we were eating our apples raw daily as well–I went a bit crazy at the orchard.) Such a dilemma!!
In order to rememdy this abudance of apple overload, I decided that caramel and apples sounded good–when doesn’t that sound good?! Oh, and salted caramel–even better!
It was decided–I was doing something with salted caramel. Now I just needed a vessel to deliver those salted caramel apples. Hmmmmm…not pie (too much work.) Not another apple crisp, although that would be good. What about a cobbler batter piled up like pillowy biscuits on top of the apples? Um yes, that was it!
Making a loose biscuit batter that could just be spooned over cooked apples would be so simple and it just had to taste good—I was right!!
How can you not fall in love with sweet biscuits and warm apples that are oozing with caramel? I KNOW!! Add a little ice cream (Coconut Ice Cream works wonders with this bad boy), and WOW!!
And it really comes together quite easily.
First, melt the coconut oil with brown sugar and add the apples to soften and caramelize.
After quickly mixing up a cobbler batter, you dollop it on top of the cooking apples, and pop into the oven. And then transfer your skillet to the oven and try to wait paitiently while the cobbler bakes.
Now gather up some people you love, scoop up some ice cream (vegan or dairy) and enjoy!
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (or squeeze of half a lemon)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 lbs of a varietycooking apples (I used Granny Smith and Golden Delicious), cored and sliced cubed into 1 inch cubes (peeled or unpeeled)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
- For the Cobbler Batter:
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar (or white sugar)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup coconut oil (solid state)
- 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat a the brown sugar and coconut oil in cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once melted, toss in apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt into oil. Allow to cook, stirring every little bit to coat the apples, for about 10 minutes or until caramel is a dark golden color in color. Add in vanilla a lemon juice and stir into apple mixture.
- For the Cobbler Dough:
- Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder and soda. Cut in the coconut oil until dough is crumbly. Stir in the almond milk and plop by large spoonfuls onto apple mixture.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees and then lower oven temperature to 350 and bake for 35-40 minutes longer.
- Serve with coconut ice cream for a truly over the top treat.
- (Instead of brown sugar for caramel, you can use maple syrup too--I have tried it, it works but lends a more maple then caramel flavor and is still delicious!)