Thursday, October 29, 2009

Time for The Blackpot Festival ! + Mama's Apple Cobbler

Wow, do we ever have a fun weekend coming up, here in Cajun Country! Beginning tomorrow, Friday, October 30th, at 7 p.m., we have the 4th annual South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cook-off, taking place at Acadian Village in Lafayette. Some of Louisiana's hottest folk roots bands, will entertain the crowds. Cajun music legend, Hadley Castille , will kick things off on Friday night, at 7:00pm, with the music rolling till midnight. The festival will continue on Saturday, from 11:30 am till midnight. With fall temperatures predicted and sunny skies, on Saturday, it will be a pure pleasure to be outdoors and take in all of what the area has to offer. Get out and enjoy the wonderful festival atmosphere. And did I mention they will have campsites available, just in case you want to have a real Cajun adventure!

A few of the fantastic 21 regional bands slated to perform at the Blackpot Festival are Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys, The Pine Leaf Boys, with the Red Stick Ramblers closing out the festival on Saturday night. And don't forget about the food. The Blackpot Festival celebrates the old fashioned Cajun way of cooking with black cast ironed pots, without electricity. This cook-off challenges chefs to make their best recipe and then share it with the lucky crowd. For a complete schedule and more details, check out:

Mama's Apple Cobbler

Every fall, while I was growing up, my dear mother would make the most delicious apple cobbler, as an after school snack for us. As soon as we would hit the door, the wonderful aroma of this fabulous treat would announce it's presence in the kitchen. It is, to this day, one of my favorite desserts and simply heavenly with a bit of whipped cream on top or even a scoop of ice cream. Cest bon, cher!

5 cups apples, (I used Gala), peeled and chopped
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tbs.'s brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
2 tbs.'s butter

Combine all filling ingredients, except butter, in large bowl. Gently mix until blended. Pour mixture into a buttered baking dish and place butter on top, in center.


1 cup flour
1/4 cup each, white sugar and brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tb.'s butter, softened
1 egg

Combine all topping ingredients in a medium bowl, and blend until mixture resembles a crumble. Place topping evenly on top of filling.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serves 6.
Serve a la mode or with whipped cream. Oh, cest bon, cher!! Enjoy!


A Year on the Grill said...

As always, party like a rock star this weekend. Tried to hunt down a Creole club here in Kansas City, and surprise surprise, nothin but a chain restaurant that sometimes has music.

But I did discover a jazz club opened by displaced Katrina refugees, will let you know what happens when we visit

Anonymous said...

The looks lovely Marguerite. I always love cobbler as its much easier to put together than the pastry of that apple pie. This actually is an assumption though as I have'nt tried making one yet...

Tobi said...

Wow! Wish I was going to be in town for this weekend. I love the Pine Leaf Boys!

All Things Southern said...

Oh my gosh, which recipe to try first? Is that restaurant in your header in Grand Coteaux?

Jo said...

Omigosh, Marguerite, you have SO MUCH FUN...!!! :-)

Guess what I am going to make this weekend. Thank you for the wonnnnnnnnderful recipe...!



California Girl said...

What do you Cajuns do when there isn't a festival?

Kat said...

There must be a Festival for everything!! What fun you have! I love Apple Cobbler too! Hope your weekend is great.

Marguerite said...

Dave- That little jazz club sounds fun. It would have to be, with some N'awlins people running it. Have a bon ton, cher!

Nat- Thanks! It is a lot easier than making the pie crust and just as delicious. Hope you try it.
Bon appetit!

Tobi- Oh, I wish that you could be here, too. The Pine Leaf Boys are s-oooo good! Are you from La.? Thanks for stopping by!

Deb- So nice to see you, cher! Thanks for the nice compliment and for visiting! Yes it is, great food, too.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Fall is the perfect time for apple cobbler and this looks like a fine recipe.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I LOVE cobbler!

We have iron pots and iron skillets- one of the skillets is as big as I am!

Louisiana food- nothing like it anywhere!

Maggie May said...

Mmmmmmhhhhh! This is not a blog to visit if you are on a diet or feel hungry! LOL!
It all looks delicious. I think your Mamma passed on some great recipes.

Thanks for your lovely comments that I really do appreciate.
I love your name BTW! A bit more stylish than my version. Maggie!

Nuts in May

Marguerite said...

Jo- Great to see you! Yes, I have a fun life, for sure! Glad you like the recipe and hope that you enjoy it. You're welcome and merci for coming by! Cheers to you, cher!

Cal. Girl- The only months without festivals are July, (too hot) and January (too cold) But there's still a lot of fun going on then, too! Like boating in July and summer parties galore and Mardi Gras balls in January and Krewe parties galore. Have a great weekend!

Kat- You are right, there is a festival for everything! Thanks, I'm glad you like the cobbler. Hope you have a fun weekend, too.

Cloudia said...

Sure would love to be there, Cher

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral


Owen said...

Sinful, yes, that is the only word for it... sinful with a big grin around a spoonful of cobblier ! Save some for us foreigners, ok ?

Marguerite said...

Elizabeth- Thanks, cher! I love pumpkin and apple recipes in the fall, too. Hope you try it!

Kathryn- I can just imagine a skillet as big as you. lol South La. food is the best, for sure!

Maggie- Thanks so much for the sweet compliments and for visiting. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cloudia- You're just going to have
to visit, one of these days! Aloha, cher! Happy Weekend!

Owen- So good to hear from you! This cobbler is so easy that I think even a guy from Paris could make it. Merci for stopping by, cher.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I absolutely ADORE apple cobbler...and this recipe looks simply divine!!!! Your blackpot festival sounds fabulous...what fun!! Have a terrific time, and we'll look forward to enjoying it vicariously through your account of it! Love the new header photo, btw! But then, I simply LOVE your blog...Love to you, dear Marguerite~Janine XO

Marguerite said...

Janine- Thank you for your kind comment, cher. This is the best cobbler recipe that I've ever tried. The Blackpot Festival was a blast! Friday night was rained out, but Saturday was a beautiful day and we enjoyed it very much. I love your blog, too!

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