Part 2–Dessert. Part 1 of my big day with the firefighters of Station 29 of the Nashville Fire Department saw Capt. David Tomlinson showing me how to make a firehall favorite, Chicken Casserole. (See part 1 Chicken Casserole here: http://onepannan.com/chicken-casserole-at-station-29-of-the-nashville-fire-department/ This week, Firefighter Chris “Pooh” Tomlinson whips up a terrific dessert–an easy, one pan cobbler AND I get suited up to fight a fire! After that experience, the public is lucky that I’m not on the job for real and the dedicated & brave men & women of the Nashville Fire Department are capably at the helm.
Since being there with these fine folks for an afternoon and getting a glimpse of their jobs & what it takes for them to do their jobs, I have even more respect for firefighters everywhere. So once again, thank you to the Nashville Fire Department for this opportunity and to my new friends at Firehall 29 for the hospitality, fun & laughs and some terrific food!! God bless our first responders.
- 1 stick butter
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling (or your fruit of choice)
- Cinnamon (for sprinkling on top)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter in a large cast iron or stainless steel high-sided skillet (I used an 11.5 inch) while oven is preheating.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, buttermilk, and sugar until smooth. Remove skillet from oven and pour mixture in the butter. Do not stir.
- Pour fruit evenly on top of the mixture and do not stir.
- Generously sprinkle cinnamon on the top.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. May sprinkle a little more cinnamon on each serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
- The firefighters used a regular sized can of fried apples in the video. I made the cobbler with a larger can of apple pie filling and that tasted great, too! Use what you like.