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What a Crock: Breakfast Cobbler

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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.

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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