While making dinner one evening, cold beverage in hand, I started to think about how nice a dessert would be. "I've got apples, brown sugar, oatmeal...but I don't want to use the oven. Hmmm...what to do..." Suddenly the plan burst forth like Athena from Zeus' forehead. The results were judged to be among the top 1 percent of things I had ever made. —poorlocavore
Apples, cored and diced
In This Recipe
Melt the butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat..
Mix the cinnamon and brown sugar together in a large bowl.
Add the apples, and mix until they are coated.
Sautee apples in butter, stirring constantly, until a sauce begins to form; then reduce heat to low.
Sift flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl.
Cut in rolled oats, then add milk and stir until just mixed.
Bring skillet heat back up to medium; spoon batter over apples.
Cook uncovered for approx. 5 minutes, then covered for another 5 minutes.
Remove from heat when dumpling topping is firm. Serve a la mode.