Apple & rhubarb cobbler
Waitrose and Partners

Apple & rhubarb cobbler

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  • Serves4
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook45 mins
  • Total time1 hr 5 mins

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  • 400g Cooks’ Ingredients Forced Rhubarb
  • 2 star anise
  • tbsp Billington’s Golden Caster Sugar
  • 3 Waitrose & Partners Braeburn Apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon, juiced


  • 100g Leckford Estate Plain White Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Organic Ground Cinnamon
  • 60g Billington’s Golden Caster Sugar, plus 1 tsp for sprinkling
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 170ml double cream
  • 1 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Madagascan Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Duchy Organic Jumbo Rolled Oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C, gas mark 5. Trim and cut the rhubarb into 3cm pieces, then put in a saucepan with the star anise, sugar and 2 tbsp water. Set over a medium heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Peel, core and chop the apples into 2cm cubes, then toss with the lemon juice in a medium ovenproof dish (about 1.5 litres in volume). Spoon over the rhubarb, star anise and any cooking juices.

  2. For the cobbler topping, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the cream and vanilla extract until just combined. Use two teaspoons to scoop up balls of the mixture and arrange over the fruit. Scatter the oats over the topping and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tsp sugar.

  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until deep golden on top and bubbling beneath. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving with more double cream, Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream, if liked. Warn your guests to watch out for the star anise!

Cook’s tip

You could use two cardamom pods to flavour the fruit, instead of the star anise. 


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,895kJ/ 453kcals



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