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What a Crock: Breakfast Cobbler

I like breakfast. I like cobbler. I should like breakfast cobbler. It's got to be good, right? In search of a breakfast crock pot recipe, I hoped the new one I found would top this one.

The rundown I've been trying my best to mix things up for this weekly entry. From sweet to savory, to breakfast and dinner--it's all about finding recipes that appeal to a varying audience. Last week's poached salmon was a hit, but I wanted to go in a totally different direction this week.

The taste Good, but not great. I had very high expectations, but this one let me down just a bit. It was probably my fault that I cut the apple pieces a bit too small. They shriveled up into nothingness. I was hoping this dish would be a tad gooier, but again, it came up short. In fact, it was a little too dry. I'm a big fan of crock pot burnt edges, but not for this one. I also was expecting more flavor from the honey.

The ease Very easy. The only step that took a few minutes was peeling and chopping the apples. The rest was just mixing a few simple ingredients into a bowl and transferring them to the pot. This was yet another reason this breakfast cobbler was a bit disappointing--I'm always searching for easy recipes with limited ingredients that will blow you away with taste. Yeah, not so much with this one.

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The kid factor Both my daughters took one look and turned their noses. Even the young one, who will eat just about anything short of cow manure, gave me a frown.

The save Whenever you make a recipe that doesn't quite live up to expectations, rather than dumping out, try for the rescue. Enter vanilla ice cream. Just one scoop topped with some breakfast cobbler is a crowd-pleaser.

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