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Maples syrup gives the traditional apple cobbler super tasty, and the walnuts (you can use pecans or other nuts instead) not only pair well, but give it a delightful crunch!
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup flour, the baking powder, and salt.
Add 1/4 cup butter and toss to coat. Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, cut or rub the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in 1/3 cup of the walnuts. Add the milk and maple syrup. With a fork, mix together until a dough forms. Add a little more milk to moisten, if necessary.
In a 9- or 10-inch cast-iron,. other heavy oven-safe skillet , heat 2 tablespoons butter and the brown sugar over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until butter is melted and sugar begins to melt.
Note: if you do not have an iron skillet, you can cook in a pot on the stove, then transfer the cooked apples to an oven-safe 9' by 9" glass or metal oven pan.
Add apples to skillet. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour and the cinnamon. Cook and stir until apples are coated. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 1/3 cup walnuts.
Drop the dough mixture in large tablespoon-fuls to top of the apple mixture.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender (test with a fork or knife) and the dough topping is lightly browned. Serve still warm, with vanilla ice cream, if desired.