Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler recipe ~ easy, traditional from scratch. Loaded with fresh apples bursting with fall flavor and covered with a simple cake topping.

Dessert | September 16, 2019 | By

Apple Cobbler recipe ~ easy deep dish dessert, loaded with fresh apples bursting with fall flavor baked with a simple cake topping.

Contrary to the flavor of my coffee this morning, it’s not only pumpkin season but apple, too. Of course, apples are available year round, but they reach their peak season and their best flavor in the fall.

So ~ dare I say it ~ let’s shelve the pumpkin at least for today and make Apple Cobbler. Less work and fuss than pie and very bit as delicious.

Deep dish, loaded with fresh tangy and sweet apples bursting with all the flavors of fall (except pumpkin!) and covered with a simple cake topping. Serve it up with a scoop of ice cream and even a little caramel topping. Pumpkin who?

Apple Cobbler recipe ~ easy, traditional from scratch. Loaded with fresh apples bursting with fall flavor and covered with a simple cake topping.

As far as homemade desserts go, a cobbler is about as easy as it gets while still using fresh ingredients. The taste rivals your favorite apple pie but leaves you with way more time on your hands.

What’s in this Apple Cobbler?

Apple Filling

  • apples
  • granulated sugar
  • cinnamon
  • flour
  • lemon zest
  • lemon juice
  •  salt

Cake Topping

  • butter
  • all purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • milk (2% used)
  • vanilla extract

What kind of apples make the best cobbler?

Apple Cobbler recipe ~ easy, traditional from scratch. Loaded with fresh apples bursting with fall flavor and covered with a simple cake topping.

While all apples are delicious, not all apple varieties are good for baking. Here are the top 5 baking apples in no particular order. I used a combination of Granny Smith and Honey Crisp

  1. Granny Smith
  2. Jonagold
  3. Honey Crisp
  4. Braeburn
  5. Pink Lady

How do I make Apple Cobbler?

Preheat the oven to 375° then slice the butter and add it to a 9 x 9 baking dish. Transfer the baking dish with the butter to the oven and let the butter melt while the oven preheats. Keep an eye on the butter and remove the dish as soon as the butter is melted.

easy fruit dessert from scratch

Meanwhile peel, core and slice the apples then add them to a medium size bowl along with the sugar, cinnamon, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt gently tossing to coat.

In a separate bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together then fold in the milk and vanilla stirring just until it’s combined.

step by step grid showing how to make cobbler topping

Add the apples to the butter-lined baking dish then pour the batter over the top. It’s okay if all of the apples aren’t completely covered.

Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until the batter is a light golden brown then remove from the oven and serve warm.

Overhead view of cobbler in the baking dish

How do I serve this Apple Cobbler?

Warm Apple Cobbler tastes best (it’s easy to reheat in the microwave). Scoop some into a bowl then if you’d like, top it with vanilla ice cream,  caramel sauce, whipped cream or even a few nuts.

Here are a few of my other Fruit Dessert Recipes:

Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler: This deep dish dessert is a family favorite. Loaded with fresh tangy blueberries and sweet nectarines bursting with flavor then covered with a simple cake topping.

Peach Galette: Easy, rustic, free-form flaky crust filled with fresh sweet summer peaches. Prep in just 10 minutes then bake until golden.

Summer Berry Galette: Another easy 10 minute prep recipe. Fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries baked in a single free-form crust sprinkled with coarse sugar.

Snickers Caramel Apple Pie: From MamaGourmand, salted caramel peanut apple filling, topped with fluffy nougat, chocolate and a peanut pie crust.

Enjoy!

Apple Cobbler recipe ~ easy, traditional from scratch. Loaded with fresh apples bursting with fall flavor and covered with a simple cake topping.

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easy apple cobbler loaded with fresh apples covered with a simple cake-like topping

Apple Cobbler

Easy deep dish Apple Cobbler recipe loaded with fresh apples bursting with fall flavor baked with a simple cake topping.
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CourseDessert
CuisineAmerican
Keywordapple cobbler, apple cobbler from scratch
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings6
Calories381kcal

Ingredients

Apple Filling

  • 5 cups apples sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch salt

Cake Topping

  • 4 tablespoons butter for baking dish
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk 2% used
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375° then slice the butter and add it to a 9 x 9 baking dish. Transfer the baking dish with the butter to the oven and let the butter melt while the oven preheats then remove the dish as soon as the butter is melted.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples then add them to a medium size bowl along with the sugar, cinnamon, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt gently tossing to coat.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together then fold in the milk and vanilla stirring just until it’s combined.
  • Add the apples to the butter-lined baking dish then pour the batter over the top. All of the apples won't be completely covered.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until the batter is a light golden brown then remove from the oven and serve warm. Optional toppings: ice cream or whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cobbler
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.7g13%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 419mg12%
Carbohydrates 77.3g26%
Fiber 5.6g23%
Sugar 54.9g61%
Protein 3.7g7%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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