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Apple Cranberry Cobbler with Spiced Whipped Cream

(Family Features) - If you thought that organic baking means dry granola bars, think again. Organic baking has come a long way from the granola days. It's come full circle, really.

Long before supermarkets and commercial farming, folks made baked goods with what they grew and made themselves. Fresh milk gave them fresh cream and butter, and there was no need to worry about what else was in those items. There was just great tasting milk, cream and butter.

Today, more people are looking to regain the flavors of the old days and reduce their exposure to the more harmful elements in some products. When you use organic milk products, like the ones made by the Organic Valley Family of Farms, you get milk from healthy cows that are raised without antibiotics, synthetic hormones or pesticides and are fed only certified organic feed. That means you get better tasting and better-for-you dairy.

This holiday season, take advantage of organic products to bake up a luscious organic cobbler that will have guests begging for seconds. Apple Cranberry Cobbler with Spiced Whipped Cream uses organic butter, milk and whipping cream to bring seasonal fruits and spices together in a crowd-pleasing dessert.

For more great recipes and information about organic foods, visit www.organicvalley.coop.

Apple Cranberry Cobbler with Spiced Whipped Cream

Description
For an extra special holiday treat, serve with Organic Valley Organic Egg Nog.

Ingredients
  • 8 cups tart apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 10 ounces cranberries (thawed and drained, or fresh if available)
  • 4 tablespoons Organic Valley Butter (Salted, Cultured or Pasture Butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned, not the quick-cooking type.)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (or substitute spelt four)
  • 1/2 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Organic Valley Milk
  • Spiced Whipped Cream
  • 1 pint Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Preparation
    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. Thaw and drain frozen cranberries, or wash fresh berries and pat dry. Toss cranberries and apples together into a 10x13-inch glass baking dish.
    3. In medium sized mixing bowl, using your hands, blend together to resemble a coarse meal: butter, sugar, oats (rub between hands to break into smaller bits), flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, spices, and sea salt.
    4. Stir in milk and syrup; mixture will become somewhat sticky. Drop by spoonfuls onto apple/cranberry compote and pat down slightly. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until apples are soft and topping has become golden.
    5. Whip cream with cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar until stiff. Serve atop warm cobbler.

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Total Time
1 hour 15 minutes

Serves
Serves 16

SOURCE: Organic Valley


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