meatless monday: happy labor day

Enjoy your day off, and the last (un)official day of summer, with a little Texas love n’ spice in dessert form.

hatch chile apple cobbler. image via

Hatch Chile Apple Cobbler
via Homesick Texan

For the filling:
2 to 4 Hatch green chiles, depending on  your spice tolerance (substitute 2 jalapeños or 1 poblano chile if you can’t find Hatch variety)
4 Granny Smith apples (about 1 3/4 lbs.), diced
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. brown sugar

For the crust:
1 stick unsalted butter
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 c. whole milk

Roast chiles directly on stovetop until blackened, about 5 min. per side. Place chiles in a paper sack or plastic food-storage bag, close it tight and let steam for 20 min. Take chiles out of the bag and rub off the skin. Remove seeds and stems and dice. 
Toss diced chiles with diced apples, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and brown sugar.

Preheat oven to 350. To make the crust, in a large cast-iron skillet, melt the butter on low heat. Once melted, turn off the heat. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and milk until a batter is formed. Pour the batter over the butter and do not stir. Spread evenly on top the diced chiles and apples, and bake uncovered for 45 min. or until brown and bubbling. Grab some forks and your friends to eat this straight out of the skillet, with a giant dollop of whipped cream on top.


One response to “meatless monday: happy labor day

  1. Wow … that’s a novel twist!

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