Houston's Walnut Apple Cobbler

Houston’s Walnut Apple Cobbler
Apple cobbler is always a favorite. Surprise your family with this homemade copycat version of Houston’s popular dessert.

1 cup canned apples, sliced and drained, liquid reserved
1 1/2 cup canned apple liquid
2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon cinnamon PLUS
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup clear corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar

Cookie Topping
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chilled butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Add all filling ingredients to mixing bowl and stir well. If you do not have enough apple juice from can of apples, add a little water to make up the difference. Set aside.

For the topping: Cut butter into four pieces and place in food processor. Add sugar, vanilla and egg. Process until blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Blend until all is well mixed. Should form a ball quickly. Remove from processor and place between waxed paper. Chill just long enough so dough may be rolled out without sticking to waxed paper.

Spray 11 x 8 x 2" baking pan with cooking spray. Pour filling mixture into baking pan. Cover with rolled out cookie dough topping. Bake at 375 degrees F, 20 - 24 minutes until top is golden brown.

Cobbler should be served hot with crust side down, and a generous serving of your favorite vanilla ice cream on top.