Show them some love… quick as Santa sliding down the chimney!

Family feeling neglected, ’cause you’re busy with holiday tasks? Here’s a warm cuddly dessert that they’ll think you spent hours on! This recipe practically makes itself using a mixture of fresh and dried fruits (no peeling, less chopping) and prepared baking mix for the sweet biscuit-like crust.

Quickest -Ever Cobbler

Prep time: 15 minutes; Baking time: 25 minutes, Serves: 8

4 Golden Delicious apples, cored and shopped
1 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup dark raisins
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix (such as Bisquick)
3 tablespoons  sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup milk
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9-inch round or square baking dish. To make filling, in same dish combine apples, apricots, raisins, sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Toss to mix, then spread evenly in dish.
To make topping, combine baking mix, sugar and nutmeg; stir in milk to make dough. Gather dough into a ball and knead 4 times on lightly floured surface. Pat out to about 1/4-inch thickness. Tear into random pieces about 2 inches in size. Arrange pieces like a patchwork on top of fruit, leaving a few holes for steam to escape. Bake on bottom rack of oven 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Cool to warm before serving.

Holiday hint: This also makes an awesome gift for neighbors and is a sure-fire hit at potluck suppers!

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