Apple cobbler is oh-so all-American. So what better recipe to follow than from the White House’s very own pastry chef? Chef Bill Yosses has played an instrumental role in the Obama’s other campaign, that of reducing childhood health problems through the Let’s Move Initiative. Let’s Move is bringing issues like childhood obesity and the quality of our public school system’s lunch programs to the forefront and we couldn’t be more thrilled. As part of company that prides itself in making green juices that even children crave, this should come as no surprise!
Bill Yosses joins the diverse panel of speakers at this weekends TEDxManhattan. This round of TED Talks is completely devoted to the topic of our nation’s food supply. A subject we know might interest more than a few of you readers. To join in on the action, check out any or all of the speakers this Saturday, February 16th via TED’s livestream here.
The White House's Apple Quince Cobbler
- For the filling
4 apples peeled and cut into half-inch cubes (use Macintosh, Macoun,or Golden Apples - or a combination of all three)
2 quince peeled, pithy center removed, cut into half-inch cubes, poached in water till soft and drained.
½ C sugar
2 T local artisanal honey
2 T cornstarch
1 tsp lemon juice
Toss the apple and quince cubes in the sugar, honey, corn starch, salt and lemon juice.
Place this mixture into a baking dish or 9” Pyrex pie plate and cover with topping (below).
- For the topping
1 ½ C all-purpose flour
3 T sugar, plus 1 tsp
3 tsp baking powder
3 oz organic butter
½ C quick oats
½ C organic cream
Work the butter into flour, sugar and salt using a fork, fingers or an electric mixer. Blend mixture until fine and even.
Add cream and stir or knead until smooth and sticky.
Roll or pat dough or break into small pieces and spread over fruit. Sprinkle dough with 1 T sugar.
Bake at 400° F for 45 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream.