Tested till perfect Cinnamon Bun Apple Cobbler
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Cinnamon Bun Apple Cobbler

This is the ultimate in comfort food, combining two all-time homegrown favourites: cinnamon buns and bubbly, sweet apple cobbler. Sprinkling a cinnamon filling into rolled buttermilk biscuits offers a quick alternative to a yeast-risen cinnamon bun.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Portion size 9


  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupbutter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupspacked brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cuplarge-flake rolled oats, (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcinnamon
  • 8 8 sweet-tart baking applebaking apples, (such as Spy, about 3-1/2 lb/1.6 kg), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice

Cinnamon Buns:

  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking powder
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspbaking soda
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupbuttermilk

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspcinnamon
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter, melted
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In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, rolled oats, flour and cinnamon. Remove 1 cup and set aside.

Stir apples and lemon juice into remaining brown sugar mixture; pack tightly into 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish. Set aside.

Cinnamon Buns: In separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until crumbly. Drizzle with buttermilk, tossing with fork to make shaggy dough.

Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 or 6 times until dough comes together. Roll or gently press into 8-inch (20 cm) square. Sprinkle with reserved brown sugar mixture, pressing to adhere.

Roll up dough into cylinder. Cut crosswise into 9 pieces. Arrange pieces, cut side down, over filling.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping: Stir sugar with cinnamon. Brush bun tops with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until top is puffed and golden and filling is bubbly, covering with foil if browning too quickly, 50 to 55 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 462 pro 5g total fat 16g sat. fat 10g
carb 79g dietary fibre 3g sugar 50g chol 40mg
sodium 165mg potassium 323mg

% RDI:

calcium 8 iron 17 vit A 13 vit C 7
folate 25
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