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This Thanksgiving, Make Mrs. Obama’s Apple Cobbler!

Prepare an Obama family favorite for your Thanksgiving spread, then show us how it turned out by tagging @ObamaFoundation on  Twitter (Opens in a new tab) or  Instagram (Opens in a new tab)!

A piece of Mrs Obama is pictured on a white plate.


  • 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced (or a bag of frozen peeled apples)

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup white flour


  • 3 sheets refrigerated pie crust

  • 1 stick of butter

  • Mix these [filling] ingredients together in a bowl and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight so the spice goes all the way through the apples.

  • Preheat oven at 325 degrees F. Butter and flour the bottom of a large baking dish.

  • Roll out three pie crusts real thin — as thin as possible. Layer the bottom of the pan with 1 1/2 of the pie crusts and prick a few holes in it. Pour the apples with the liquid into the pie pan. Dot 3/4 of a stick of butter around the apples. Use the final 1 1/2 pie crusts to cover the apple mixture entirely (let the pie crust overlap the pan).

  • Pinch the edges of the dough around the sides of the pan so the mixture is completely covered.

  • Melt final 1/4 stick of butter and brush all over top of crust.

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Bake at 300 for up to 3 hours — that’s what makes the crust flaky, like Barack likes it. Put the cobbler in the oven and go for a walk, go to the store, or do whatever you have to do around the house. Start looking at the cobbler after two and a half hours so it doesn’t burn. Serve anytime. Serves 8-10 slices.