I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe. This is my go-to dessert in the fall or anytime I have a pile of apples sitting around. I did post recipes for berry brown betty, peach cobbler, plum cobbler, and mixed fruit cobbler. But no apple cobbler. It deserves a post of its own, so here it is.
1 quart cold water
1/4 c. lemon juice
6-8 large apples, or enough apples to make about 8 c. of slices
2 T. tapioca pearls
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. ginger
1/4 t. allspice
1/4 t. cardamom
1/2 c. butter
2 c. oatmeal
1 c. brown sugar
Pour cold water in a very large bowl. Add lemon juice, set aside.
Peel, core, and slice the apples. Drop the slices into the lemon water. Save the cores and peels for apple jelly.
Drain the slices and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the tapioca, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cardamom. Toss until the apple slices are coated and the spices are evenly distributed. Dump into a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
Melt the butter. Add the oatmeal and brown sugar. Stir until mixed. Sprinkle over the apple slices.
Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes, until apples are soft and top is browned. Serve hot with plenty of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Or try strawberry ice cream for a different taste.