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Apple picking season is winding down around here, but I am still making apple desserts.  This Apple Cobbler is a great way to get apple pie taste without going to all the trouble of making a pastry crust!

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The recipe is just a whole bunch of apples tossed with a little sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and topped off with a fluffy biscuit topping.  I like to use lots of apples in my cobblers, so that the biscuit topping doesn’t overwhelm the fruit.

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For pies I like to use crisp apples like Granny Smith so the pie holds its shape.  But I like my cobblers juicy, so I used softer Cortland and Gala apples for this dish.  Topping the cobbler off with a sprinkling of sparkling sugar adds a little crunch, and the sparkle makes the dessert seem more special with no extra effort.

Apple Cobbler with Biscuit Topping

Yield: 8

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler

This easy homemade apple cobbler recipe makes a delicious fall dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  • 8 apples
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon white sparkling sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Core, peel and slice the apples and put in a bowl.
  3. Toss the apples with the lemon juice, then add the brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well.
  4. Spray a deep square 8" baking dish with cooking spray and add the apples.
  5. Bake the apples for 15-20 minutes, and then add the topping.
  6. For the topping combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt mix well.
  7. Cut the butter into small pieces and cut into the flour, either with a pastry cutter, food processor or two forks. Mix until the mixture is in small crumbs.
  8. Add the buttermilk and stir to just combine.
  9. Drop the topping by spoonfuls on top of the baked apples, in 8 or 9 round blobs.
  10. Sprinkle the topping evenly with the sparkling sugar.
  11. Bake for 25 more minutes, until the topping is golden brown.
  12. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 5gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g

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14 thoughts on “Apple Cobbler”

  1. I am a big fan of Apple Pie – but it’s so much work! This is pretty much the same flavor palate but a lot simpler to make — but just as tasty ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Apple cobbler is my absolute favorite fall dessert! Love your recipe! I always use Granny Smith apples, but I will have to try the Cortland and Gala combo! It sounds so good. I would love if you would share this at Celebrate It! It’s the blog party that celebrates the everyday things that we do! thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/10/celebrate-it-blog-party-13.html

  3. 5 stars
    We are cobbler lovers and oh my this looks so good! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I’ve never had apple cobbler before. Looks good! Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts so I know this will be a hit. Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo!


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