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Apple Dumpling Cobbler

9 Oct

Hi again!

It’s apple festival season, so I thought I’d share a really easy and delicious apple recipe. With a busy schedule, easy is good….but easy AND delicious is great!

 I love apple dumplings, and this is a cobbler-like alternative.  It’s chock-full of sliced apples, and topped with a sweet, crispy crust.

And since it’s made with fruit,  it has to be healthy……..right? 


So here goes!  I started with about 9 medium apples.  You can use any kind that you like… may need to add a bit more sugar if you use a really tart apple.

I peeled, cored and sliced them. Then, I tossed them with cinnamon and sugar.   Yum!

I mixed the dry ingredients and then added melted butter and eggs and spread it over the top of the apples.  I sprinkled the top with cinnamon.

 I baked it  until it was golden brown.  Easy.



Apple Dumpling Cobbler

  • 9 medium apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted.
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

– In a large bowl toss prepared apples with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tbsp. granulated sugar.  Pour into 9 x 13 pan.

– In another bowl,  mix flour, sugars, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Stir/whisk in beaten eggs and melted butter.

– Spread mixture over apples. (I sprayed the back of a spoon with cooking spray and smoothed it out.)  Sprinkle with additional cinnamon. (optional)

– Bake 45-55 minutes….until the dough puffs up and turns golden brown.


Comfort food! 

My kitchen smelled wonderful!  There is something about the smell of warm cinnamon that makes me feel cozy.


Love, Lara


Creamy Biscoff Pumpkin Pie with Biscoff Crust

4 Oct

Hi again!

It has been really gloomy and rainy here in Pennsylvania this week. (((sigh)))

It’s “make you feel kinda blahhh” weather.

I’ve had a hard time motivating myself to go out walking or jogging since there is a chance I’d get washed into the river with the torrential downpours, never to be seen again.  That would NOT be a good thing.

Because then you would miss out on this…..

I know, I know…it’s only October and I’m already throwing the pumpkin pie card.

But it’s time…..why wait until Thanksgiving?  Thanksgiving is the start of the Christmas rush.

This way we all have time to enjoy and savor Autumn!  (Can you tell it’s my fave season?)

This is one of those desserts where I have to practice moderation.

I mean pumpkin and biscoff…what an awesome combination!

I could probably sit down and eat the entire pie. However, since I have neglected all forms of exercise this week, that would not be in my best interest.

And we just won’t acknowledge the fact that I cleaned the entire bowl with my finger….those calories shouldn’t count.  I haven’t figured out a good reason why they shouldn’t, but I’m working on it!


Creamy Biscoff Pumpkin Pie (filling)

  • 1/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (4 serving size) vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup Easy Pumpkin Pie Filling
  • 3/4 cup Biscoff spread
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Cool Whip

– Pour milk into a medium bowl.  Add pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice.

– Whisk until completely combined.

– Whisk in pumpkin and then Biscoff spread. Once mixed, fold in Cool Whip

– Pour into prepared crust.

(you can adjust your amounts of Biscoff spread and whipped topping to taste.  Adding more whipped topping will make a lighter filling.  I wanted a thick, very biscoff flavored, pudding like consistency, so that is how I wrote this recipe.)



Biscoff Crust

  • 30 Biscoff cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)

– Put cookies into a food processor or crush into fine crumbs with a rolling-pin.

– Mix melted butter and cookie crumbs in a bowl, stir until the crumbs are moist with butter

– Press into a pie plate.  Make sure to pull the crumbs up the sides of the plate.

*adapted from


Pumpkin pie is such a comfort food.  It always makes me feel cozy!

I hope you enjoy!

Love, Lara

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