Apple Cobbler

A classic dessert, Apple Cobbler combines the tartness of apples with a crunchy, buttery crust, offering a taste of nostalgia and homely charm in every spoonful.

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler 

Apple cobbler is a classic dessert that’s as heartwarming as it is delicious. It’s the kind of treat that reminds people of home, filled with the comforting aroma of baked apples and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

This cobbler is the kind of dish that’s often surrounded by stories and laughter at potlucks, family reunions, or holiday feasts. While it’s a treat in every season, there’s something extra special about enjoying it in the fall, when apples are at their peak.

Just like these Crescent Roll Apple Turnovers, the tender flakey breading is simple to die for when combined with the gooey, soft apples. Pairing it with a scoop of classic vanilla ice cream or this No Churn Rhubarb Crisp Ice Cream takes delicious to a whole new level! 

Apple Cobbler Recipe

Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s budget-friendly with easily accessible ingredients, but it never compromises on taste.
  • This apple cobbler recipe is excellent for baking beginners, it’s straightforward but creates impressive results.
  • It’s a hit across all age groups, from kids to grandparents.
  • The crisp, golden crust provides a satisfying textural contrast to the soft apples.
  • The cobbler’s sweetness is perfectly balanced, making it delightful but not too sugary.
Making Apple Cobbler Recipe

How to Make Perfect Apple Cobbler

Preparation: Heat the oven to 325 degrees F and prepare a 9×13’’ baking tray. In the tray, mix sliced apples with all the filling ingredients, except butter. Add chopped butter on top of the apples.

Making the Dough: In a large bowl, mix all dough ingredients except the milk. After combining, add in the buttermilk to form a soft, stiff batter.

Creating the Cobbler: Drop spoonfuls of the batter over the apples, leaving some space as the dough expands. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar on top for extra crunch.

Baking: Cook the cobbler at 325 degrees F for 45-50 minutes. Aim for a golden-brown top and check to avoid over-browning.

Serving: Serve the cobbler warm, ideally with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Baking Cobbler

Pro Tips 

  • A combination of red and green apples strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tart flavors in the filling from this apple cobbler recipe.
  • Storing leftovers: To maintain food safety, the cobbler should be refrigerated within two hours of baking, preventing bacteria growth that can occur at room temperature.
  • Ice cream is the perfect pairing. Serving this dessert warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, creates a perfect contrast in both temperature and texture.
Key Ingredients for Apple Cobbler

Key Ingredients and Substitutions for Apple Cobbler

Cinnamon: This adds a warm, spicy depth, enhancing the sweetness of the apples. As an alternative, allspice can be used for a slightly different but still cozy and aromatic flavor.

Vanilla Extract: Adds an aromatic depth to apple cobbler, with sweetness that adds to the overall flavor profile. As a substitute, almond extract can be used, offering a nutty, fragrant alternative that pairs well with the apples.

Nutmeg: This spice brings a subtle, nutty warmth, complementing the flavors of the apples and cinnamon. For a variation, a pinch of ground cloves or ginger can add a similar warmth.

Apples: These are the star of the show, providing a sweet and tender filling that contrasts beautifully with the crispy crust. Sometimes, I mix in other fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or peaches with the apples to add a lovely variety of flavors and textures — or simply clean out the fridge! 

Buttermilk: This ingredient helps create a tender, flaky texture and adds a slight tanginess. If I don’t have any on-hand, I simply add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a measuring cup, then fill to the 1 cup line with whatever milk is in the refrigerator. Once it sits for a few minutes, it’s ready to use.

Apple Cobbler and Ice cream

Frequently Asked Questions about this Apple Cobbler Recipe

How to Store Cobbler

If there’s a lot left, the pan can be covered with some foil or plastic wrap. For a slice or two, an airtight container will work! Apple cobbler will stay fresh in the fridge for about 3-4 days. 

Cobbler also freezes well. Once cooled, I’ll store individual portions in smaller containers for whenever I need a quick treat. It will keep for about 3 months. 

How To Reheat this Apple Cobbler Recipe

When it comes to warming up leftovers, popping them in the oven at about 325 degrees F works great. Covering it with foil is a smart move too, as it keeps the top from getting too brown while bringing back that fresh-baked warmth and texture.

Why Does My Cobbler Sometimes Turn Out Runny?

A runny cobbler can happen if the apples used are extra juicy or if there’s not enough thickening agent. A little flour or cornstarch mixed with the apples before baking can help absorb the extra juices and thicken the filling.

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Apple Cobbler

A classic dessert, apple cobbler combines the tartness of apples with a crunchy, buttery crust, offering a taste of nostalgia and homely charm in every spoonful.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, Apple Cobbler, Cobbler, Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Baking time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 660kcal



  • 6 medium apples 3 red and 3 green for best results, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour spoon and level
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp butter diced


  • 1/2 cup butter (110gr) softened
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour spoon and level
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp sugar to sprinkle on top of the cobbler


  • Preheat the oven to 325F. Then, prepare a 9×13’’ baking tray.
  • Mix sliced apples in the baking tray, except for butter, with the remaining filling ingredients. Then add chopped butter on top. Set it aside.
  • Incorporate all the ingredients for the dough except the milk into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Then, add buttermilk and combine. The result will be a soft and stiff batter.
  • Drop pieces of batter on top of the apples. Leave some spaces between as the dough will spread. Next, sprinkle 2 tbsp of sugar on top. This adds a sweet crunch to the cobbler's crust and enhances its overall appeal.
  • Bake the apple cobbler at 325F for 45-50 minutes or until the top is brownish. Keep an eye on it towards the end to prevent over-browning. The goal is a golden-brown top with a fully cooked and tender filling.
  • Serve with ice cream on top.


  • Choose a mix of red and green apples for the filling; a combination of both provides a balance of sweetness and tartness.
  • Serve the apple cobbler warm, and consider topping it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm cobbler and cold ice cream creates a delightful contrast in temperature and texture.
  • Refrigerate the cobbler within two hours of baking. This helps maintain food safety by preventing the growth of bacteria that can occur at room temperature.
  • Leftover cobbler is best enjoyed within 2-3 days for optimal flavor and texture. While it may still be safe to eat after this period, the quality may start to decline.
  • When ready to enjoy the leftover cobbler, reheat it in the oven at a low temperature (around 325°F) to preserve its texture. You can cover it with foil to prevent excessive browning.
Recipe Notes
A delicious blend of red and green apples, coated in a sweet cinnamon-nutmeg mixture, tucked beneath a golden-brown layer of buttery cobbler. The topping, a soft and vanilla-infused dough, is sprinkled with sugar for a delightful crunch. This Apple Cobbler is a warm and comforting dessert, best enjoyed fresh from the oven or reheated, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat—a simple and satisfying way to savor the flavors of fall.


Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 868IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg
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