Fruit Gingerbread Cobbler


Fruit Gingerbread Cobbler

Recipes like gingerbread that have been passed down through generations are generally baked for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. But how did ginger, of all spices, become such a holiday staple? 

In part dried spices like ginger are pantry staples. They kept well until a person had time to bake. And ginger is a home-remedy that will help settle a stomach. This is a benefit if one over-indulges during the holidays!


  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1% buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH baking powder, baking soda and ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH salt and ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon candied ginger, finely chopped (optional)


  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Saucepan
  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Small dish
  • 8-in. square baking dish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.  
  2. In a saucepan, combine the apples, water, brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until apples are tender.  Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the egg, sugar, buttermilk, molasses and oil.  In medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, salt and nutmeg; stir into buttermilk mixture just until combined.  
  4. In small dish combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into apple mixture.  Pour apple mixture into square baking dish.  Spread gingerbread mixture over apples.   Top with candied ginger if desired.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the topping comes out clean.  Makes 8 servings.
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