Sponsored Post: Spicy Apple and Berry Cobbler

by Irvin on October 17, 2016 · 3 comments

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This zippy spicy apple and berry cobbler is an updated twist on a classic comfort dessert.

Spicy Apple Berry Cobbler by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

“Whoa. Is this recipe on your blog?” asked my new friend Kellie of The Suburban Soapbox. We were in Chicago for a short whirlwind 24 hours for the #OrganicForAll event hosted by Safeway. The day was flying by fast, with an overnight oats breakfast that had all the bloggers climbing on chairs to photograph the food. A cooking demo by Annessa Chumley, RD, showed us easy and fast ways to use O Organics® ingredients and then we all found ourselves in the commercial kitchen at Kendall College for a chance to play with the Safeway O Organics ingredients. It was like cutthroat kitchen with folks grabbing ingredients and trying to work within the deadline! I saw people reaching for pasta like their life depended on it and don’t get me started on the fight over the black pepper! I decided to bake something as most folks seemed to be doing savory dishes. The end result, a spicy apple and berry cobbler with fresh mint was definitely something I wanted to replicate at home. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Cooking demo with Safeway O Organic ingredients. Photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

The previous night we had dinner prepared for us at a local restaurant using the O Organics ingredients. I filled my plate with creamy tomato sauce over pasta, burger sliders and kale salad. With the inspiration of our berry cobbler dessert in the back of my mind, I needed to work fast, as I only had 1 hour to accomplish a respectable cobbler.

Spicy Apple Cobbler! With Blackberries and Blueberries! Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

The issue with working under pressure like this was that I didn’t have a chance to take notes for the recipe or even snap a photo of the food being made in the kitchen. Which is too bad because there were some really awesome cooking and baking happening. Throw 30 food bloggers in a commercial kitchen with a plethora of ingredients and magic happens! All the bloggers were having a blast using the ingredients and coming up with some great dishes. Just bounce over to Instagram or Twitter and follow the hashtag #OrganicforAll to see some of the creations like berry muffins, strawberry salsa, blackberry pizza or a giant skillet cookie.

Food Bloggers being food bloggers at the Safeway O Organic For All Event in Chicago.

In the end the cobbler took a little longer to bake (I got the prep done within 45 minutes but it needed a little longer to bake in the oven). Thankfully lunch happened right after our kitchen extravaganza so it wasn’t a big deal if my cobbler took a little longer to finish up. Every time I went to check on the cobbler, the chef instructor would tell me it that it just smelled amazing. When I finally pulled it out of the oven and brought it up to the lunch room, my tablemates loved how it looked and a few bloggers sampled it. Kellie rushed over to taste it and then raved about how much she loved it. She really wanted the recipe so I told her I’d try to post about it. I hope you all like it as much as she did.

Zippy Spicy Apple Cobbler! With Blackberries and Blueberries! Recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

I’m partnering with Safeway to create recipes using Safeway O Organics ingredients. Even though I was compensated for this post and all travel, hotel and meals were provided by Safeway, the opinions stated above are my own. During the “Organic for All™” event in Chicago I was able to play with a wide selection of O Organics product. Please check your local Albertsons family store to see what’s available in your area. I get all my O Organics products at Safeway but if you are outside the SF Bay Area you can get O Organics products at Albertson Companies, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Pavilions and Star Market.

Spicy Apple Berry Cobbler by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.
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heather (delicious not gorgeous) October 17, 2016 at 9:00 am

i feel like the ginger is normal, but the pepper and turmeric (and the mint when paired with those spices) are especially unusual! but fruit and biscuits both taste good with anything, so i bet this cobbler is amazing any way you look at it (:


Marisa Franca @ All Our Way October 18, 2016 at 5:07 am

You are always so inspiring. I love the use of different ingredients in a dish to make it uniquely your own. I can’t wait to experiment – I wish I could have seen all of you dashing around for your ingredients — must have been a real hoot!! Have a great day!


Katie - IndyChef October 19, 2016 at 6:55 am

We could not wait to give this quirky recipe a try in the IndyChef kitchen! It was AWESOME. The turmeric and fresh mint were such a unique addition – in the right kinda way!
Thanks and we look forward to testing more….


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