Monday, April 26, 2010

Sugar Free Personal Ginger Apple Cobbler

Hello my lovelies! If you happened to see this posting without a recipe...I apologize. It may be the first time in the history of this cute little blog that I hit "post" instead of "save", while composing. In all honesty, I am one hundred percent sure you already know that I am human...but now there's proof. I've worked with a lot of people...culinary world and beyond, who would rather die than admit they had the capability of making a mistake. Oh I'm not that way. I actually find it perfectly refreshing to let everyone know...perhaps even shout it from the rooftops...that I am far from anything perfect. Sigh. That confession feels good. It makes me feel like a free woman. Don't get yourself all bent out of shape. I'm not burning my bra. I'm just saying...If you want to find acceptance based solely on who you are at your've come to the right place. No judgement...just lots of smooches and cheer coming your way. So , welcome.

I live with a zany lady, AKA my MIL. We call her Cussing Granny here on Chef Tess, for a good reason. She's freaky-sassy. I couldn't have asked for a more divine soul (minus the cussing) to be my mom friend. Living here has been an interesting fusion of two different generational families. Granny, for instance, irons stuff. She has "laundry days". Believe me when I say husband has never looked so polished. I have a negative sense of laundry. It eludes me. I know I've mentioned folding fitted sheets before. Yet , Granny has a gift. I love walking in from a long day and seeing sweet little piles of folded socks on my bed. It may seem small to her...but to me, it speaks volumes. In fact, I'm going to stop typing right now and go hug her.

So, with Granny's diabetic needs, I thought I would try in a small way to give something back now and then. She craves goodies now and then. Let's face it, who doesn't? If you don't...don't tell me. You are a super-freak. I mean...a "very disciplined and health conscious nut case". am I most of the time. I'm only saying, it's good for Granny to have a sweet something now and then. So here's one.

Ginger Cobbler Mix (yield 12 3/4 cup portions)

1 1/2 cups baking mix
1/2 cup sugar free sweetener like Splenda or Xylitol
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp dehydrated lemon zest

To Serve:
2 medium Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cut, cored, and heated 3-4 minutes in the microwave.
1 egg
1/2 cup water

1 tsp sugar free caramel sauce OR molasses (per cup)

Combine the baking mix with sweetener and spices. Save in a sealed container until ready to make cobblers.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix cobbler mix with the egg and water, only until combined. It will be lumpy. In a muffin tin or in paper souffle cups, scoop 1/4 cup cobbler batter. Push two apple slices into the batter. Bake 20-22 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle each portion with a teaspoon of molasses or sugar free caramel sauce. Serve with whip cream or chopped nuts if desired.

They freeze beautifully, are right for breakfast, or a nice tidbit of dessert for the sweet tooth near you.

There you go.


Ella said...

I really want to try this. Will the recipe be posted on the blog?

Chef Tess said...

Ella...I am speechless. This may be the first time in the history of my blog that I hit "post" instead of "save" and didn't notice. Yes...this recipe will be posted soon. I wasn't trying to tease anyone...I just messed up. Oh my gosh...I admit it. I'm human. Smooooches all!

Kari said...

PLEASE put more diabetic-friendly recipes on here!!!

Chef Tess said...

Sugar free cream puffs coming up! Hopefully by tonight but we'll see. I've had a lot more requests for Diabetic friendly stuff so I'm all over it. Thanks for the comment.