It’s so interesting to come back to an older post and update it because you want to redo the photos, or tweak a recipe a little bit. When I wrote this post originally my older son Aiden has just finished recouping from surgery, Charlie and I had just celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary, we had also recently attended the first Heritage Fire Event in Snowmass (which is part of the Cochon 555 tour), and my Grandma had just come to visit which was wonderful- but made me realize how much I missed my Grandpa who had passed away about a year and a half prior. And today… well I don’t even live in the same state I did at the time, so needless to say life is different! Life always moves on, I guess. A bit of a bittersweet thing I think. Maybe only recipes stay the same forever? Well, the same or different this Dairy Free Apple Cobbler is definitely worth revisiting.
Originally, I came up with this recipe after buying an issue of Sift from King Arthur Flour which had a gorgeous berry cobbler photo/recipe in it; which I immediately realized I desperately needed to make. (This happens with at least half the recipes every time I buy an issue of sift.) But, since the recipe was a large batch, I decided to adapt it to be Dairy Free so Tristan could eat it as well. I had intended to make a berry cobbler… but we ate all the berries. So, apple it was. Apple pie/cobbler/galette is still so summer in my option, so that was fine by me. (Too be honest I might like apple cobbler better then berry anyhow…)
I really liked the way this turned out way back then, and I still like it now! The texture of the crust is a little different than a traditional cobbler, its lighter and airier, and a bit more ‘bready’ or even a touch biscuit like. Maybe a cross between strawberry shortcake and cobbler? Top with your favorite dairy free ice cream and you’ve got a real summer or even fall winner!
Recipe adapted from Sift by King Arthur Flour, Spring 2016 and Magnificent Apple Pie FillingPrint
This post has been updated as of 8/23/19. Original post date 6/24/16.