This rustic Apple Cobbler is homemade completely from scratch!
Made with tart apples and a buttery sweet biscuit-like topping, this simple and delicious apple cobbler can be prepped and in the oven in under 20 minutes!
This apple cobbler recipe has a base made of tart apples tossed in a sweet cinnamon sugar mixture. It’s topped with a soft, biscuit-like cobbler topping.
Cobbler vs Crisp: Cobblers tend to have a biscuit-like topping while apple crisp has an oat streusel topping.
- This simple homemade Apple Cobbler recipe is made from scratch, and it’s really easy.
- With about 20 minutes of prep, it’s ready to bake.
- Use any variety of apples for a budget friendly dessert that everyone loves.
- Prep this early in the day and pop it in the oven just before serving.
Ingredients for Apple Cobbler
- Apples – Choose tart apples like Granny Smith since they’re firm and juicy and pair well with sweet toppings and filling ingredients. Other good options are Honeycrisp or Gala. Swap the cinnamon for apple pie spice or your favorite warm spices.
- Cobbler Topping – The cobbler biscuit topping is made with a basic baking powder biscuit dough. Sugar, heavy cream, and butter make it rich and soft.
- Add-ins – Additional fruits like cranberries, raisins, or berries can be added to the apples. Try chopped pecans or walnuts for crunch.
How to Make Apple Cobbler
This easy apple cobbler recipe
- Peel, core, and slice the apples. Toss them with cinnamon sugar (per recipe below).
- In a food processor, combine the topping ingredients to form a dough.
- Top apple mixture with cobbler batter, and bake until the topping is golden brown.
A food processor makes the topping for this Apple Cobbler recipe quick and easy, just like when making scones. However, if you don’t have a food processor handy, it’s easy to do everything by hand. Just cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or a fork instead.
How to Store Cobbler
This homemade apple cobbler recipe will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 15 minutes or until the topping crisps up again.
Baked cobbler can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight, then warm it up in the oven and serve piping hot!
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Easy homemade Apple Cobbler can be prepped and in the oven in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
- 2 pounds tart apples cored, peeled, and sliced no larger than ¼” thick
- ¼ cup light brown sugar firmly packed
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cold and cut into 6 pieces
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 11×7-inch pan.
In a large bowl, combine the apple slices, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt. Toss well to mix and transfer the apple mixture to the prepared pan.
In a food processor*, combine the remaining flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pulse until combined.
Scatter the butter over the top of the flour mixture and pulse again until coarse crumbs form. Add cream and pulse briefly until the mixture clumps together to form a soft dough.
Use your hands to place the cobbler batter over the apples to cover them.
Bake the cobbler for 45 to 55 minutes or until the topping is a light golden brown and cooked through.
Allow to cool for several minutes. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipping cream, if desired.
Choose Granny smith apples, honey crisp, or Gala apples.
*If you don’t have a food processor, simply whisk the dry ingredients together, cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, and stir in the heavy cream by hand instead.
Store leftover cobbler in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven until the topping is crisp again.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 351 | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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