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California Fresh Apricot Cobbler

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Think dessert first! Fresh California apricots star in delicious summer cobbler (NC) - A traditional summer cobbler is one way to savour luscious apricots. Easy to prepare, this cobbler makes a delicious dessert or afternoon snack. Some even like it for breakfast. In Fresh California Apricot Cobbler, apricot halves are tossed with sugar, flour and cinnamon, and then layered beneath a walnut shortcake topping. Perfect served warm or cold.

California Fresh Apricot Cobbler
Prep Time: 35 minutes


  • 6 cups fresh apricot halves (about 2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup milk


Preheat oven to 425 F.

Toss apricots with next 3 ingredients; arrange evenly in un-greased 11 x 7 x 1 1/2-inch glass baking dish. Combine 3/4 cup flour and next 3 ingredients; cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Stir in milk until mixture pulls away from sides of bowl and forms clumps. Gently stir in walnuts; drop 8 spoonfuls of dough on top of apricots.

Bake until dough is golden brown and filling bubbles, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

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