I love candles and how their aroma fills a house. Apricot, mango, peach and vanilla are among my favorites. This morning I enjoyed the best home fragrance, better than any candle aromas. Baked apricot cobbler. Delicious!
Apricots bring back fond memories of visiting my paternal grandmother (we called her Momo – sounds like Mom – O or Mom – Aw). Momo liked apricots. She had an apricot tree and liked to make one of her specialty cakes with apricot baby food. The apricot cake was moist and tasted scrumptious.
The scent of this morning’s cobbler filled the house and made me think of the apricot cake. The cobbler is made with fresh apricots that I helped pick from a neighbor’s tree, another reminder of going to Momo’s. My job was to pick the fruit from the trees, gather vegetables from the garden, and hang the wet clothes from the washer onto the clothes line. It was work but fun. Eating the fruit from the apricot, plum, peach and pomegranate trees was my reward.
You know this cobbler must be good if it’s baked in summer’s 90-plus degree weather. I usually save my baking for fall, winter, and holidays. Summertime is the time for grilling and chilled desserts. This coconut-flavored cobbler, though, is worth putting up with a hot oven for a short time. It really tastes good with one or two spoonfuls of ice cream.
Maybe it’s the summer heat giving me apricot cravings. What gives me that idea is that lately orange cream sodas (and I hardly ever drink sodas), vanilla orange ice cream, and anything orangy-mango-apricot sounds and tastes SO good. No wonder Apricot Cobbler hit the spot.
- 15-17 fresh apricots
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Grease a 9-inch fluted round pie pan.
- Wash and slice the apricots, placing them with the skin side down into the pan.
- Mix all other ingredients until crumbly.
- Cover the top of apricots with the crumbly mixture.
- Bake at 320 degrees for 45 minutes.
- Delicious served alone or with vanilla orange ice cream.
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I’m going over to Miz Helens Country Cottage for today’s Full Plate Thursday blog linking party. I’ve already glanced at some of the foodie photos that I can’t wait to check out.
ps. Just curious, do you have an apricot or peach
dessert you like?