This easy rustic Autumn dessert is called an Apple Pandowdy with blackberries. Easier than a pie, simple as a cobbler, just as tasty as either!
I can?t believe it?s September already. The summer is clearly over, with the last of the heirloom tomatoes, peaches and plums starting to thin out. Berries are having their last hurrah at the market and the air is starting to warm up here in San Francisco just as it always does during the beginning of Fall, while it cools off everywhere else in the country. My partner AJ is back at work after his accident, hobbling around on his broken ankle and with his arm in a sling from his broken shoulder and I?m starting to see the dizzying array of apples and pears show up at the grocery store. The biggest sign of fall for me though, is my upcoming trip to Portland, Oregon where I?ll be covering their spectacular Feast Portland event! With all that in mind, I made myself an Apple Pandowdy and threw in a few blackberries to celebrate and get me in the mood for Fall and Feast. (Jump directly to the recipe.)
If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you?ll notice in the past few years I?ve had a chance to go up and experience Feast Portland, one of my favorite food festivals in the Pacific Northwest. As with the past two years, I?m flying back up there in a couple of weeks and will be sampling food from not only Pacific Northwest chefs but chefs from around the country. Last year I had a chance to meet some really great folks, including Ruth Reichl and I can?t wait to see who I meet or what I get to eat this year!