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Insanely Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe

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Check out this simple Apple Cobbler Recipe! It’s such a delicious apple crisp recipe with the perfect tartness from the granny smith apples. I love easy apple recipes!

Make certain to serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream and you’ve got a delicious dessert that everyone is going to love.

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It’s a lot like an apple pie but the apple mixture and the biscuit topping make it just a little bit different.

Once you make this golden delicious cobbler, you’re going to realize one thing – that you love baking cobblers just as much as you love eating them.

Apple Cobbler Recipe

This is one of our favorite fall desserts. Once you slice apples and make up the filling, you’ll come to see that it’s a simple recipe that yields a ton of flavor. We make this at least once a month and it never gets old.

My boys eat a ton of sweets and treats and this one is always at the top of their list. They ask for it and I happily make it for them time and time again.

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How do you know that this is ready to be removed from the oven?

One the filling is bubbly, you can be certain that it’s cooked and ready to eat. Just remove, let it sit for a while, and make certain it’s cooled down before serving.

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Vegetable Side: Simple Carrot Salad

Starch Side: Leftover Boiled Potato

Refreshing Drink: Strawberry Peach Smoothie

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Insanely Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe

What toppings go well on this homemade cobbler recipe?

Ice cream is probably the best topping, but don’t forget about whipped cream and even hot fudge as well. You can easily make this dish “over the top” with any type of topping that you want.

What is the best way to reheat leftover fruit cobbler?

Reheating leftover fruit cobbler is a great way to enjoy a tasty treat while avoiding the inconvenience of preparing it from scratch.

The best method for reheating is to place it in an oven-safe dish, cover it with aluminum foil, and bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until the fruit cobbler is heated through.

To prevent the burning of the crust, it’s important to check periodically.

Enjoy this simple and delicious dessert that can be made in no time at all!

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Do all cobblers have a crumble topping?

All cobblers are deliciously sweet desserts, but not all of them necessarily feature a crumble topping.

A cobbler can be a fruity affair topped with biscuit-like dough or a cakey mixture that rises to the top as it bakes; either way, it’s guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Toppings vary depending on regional recipes, so while some versions may include crumbly ingredients, others use stripes of pastry or meringue instead.

However you like to enjoy your cobbler – with or without a crumble topping – it will always make for an enjoyable treat!

What apples make the best fillers for a cobbler?

Choosing the right apple is one of the most important keys to making a delicious cobbler. To get that picture-perfect crumble topping, and a cobber with the perfect balance of tart and sweet filling, Granny Smith apples are the go-to choice.

Their tartness stands up perfectly to sugar and spice toppings, while their texture when cooked holds up well in extended baking times.

Other tart apples like Braeburns also make excellent fillers, while accepting added sweeteners more readily than many of their counterparts.

For those looking for something sweeter yet still structurally sound, Honeycrisp apples bring just enough sweetness to a pie or cobbler filling without overpowering it.

No matter which apple you choose, experimenting and having fun in the kitchen is sure to yield the perfect apple cobbler every time!

How do I know when the cobbler is done baking?

Knowing when the cobbler is finished baking can be tricky, as there are many variables and recipe variations to consider.

An easy way to tell if your cobbler is ready is to look for a light golden color, meaning it has been in the oven long enough that the fruity filling is bubbling up around the edges of the crust.

Additionally, certain tests such as the toothpick test or poking with a fork should produce minimal crumbs that are lightly golden in color.

Finally, determining doneness can also depend on preference. Some may prefer their cobbler extra crispy and brown, while others may like it slightly softer. The key to mastering this dessert is experimentation!

How do I store leftovers of this easy apple cobbler recipe? 

Once the apple crumble is at room temperature, you need to store this easy dessert in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap, whatever works best. 

I like to keep my stored in the fridge, and then I reheat to have warm apple cobbler the next day. I just scoop a serving out of the prepared baking dish, and pop it in the microwave for a short time. The crisp topping and sweet apples warm perfectly, and then I’ll add a drizzle of caramel sauce and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream right on top. 

You can also eat the homemade apple cobbler chilled, which is another one of my favorite things to do. The fresh fruit and fluffy cobbler literally make the perfect dessert to enjoy warm or chilled. This old-fashioned apple cobbler recipe is what delicious apple desserts should be like! 

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Apple Cobbler Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Don't miss out on this simple Apple Cobbler recipe. Packed full of taste and flavor!


  • 6 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Ingredients for the crust:
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, cold and cubed
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar mixed with ½ teaspoon cinnamon


    1.Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. As your oven is heating, grease a 9X13 baking dish using nonstick cooking spray.
    2.Next, take a large bowl and mix in the sugar, apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Once you have it all added, toss around to make certain that it's all coated and then let it rest for 5 minutes.
    3.Use a different bowl and mix together the sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.
    4.Once you have that added, take and add in the butter and then blend it all together with a pastry blender. You'll want the mixture to look like sand.
    5.Next, take and add in your milk. Stir it until it softens up and a dough starts to form.
    6.Next, take and dump in the apple mixture into the sprayed baking dish. Put the dough on the top of the apples and try to make it as even as possible. Then, put sugar and cinnamon mixture on top of that.
    7.Put in the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes of time. The crust should be golden brown and the filling should be bubbling.
    8.Make certain to let it cool before dishing up and serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 3gSugar: 48gProtein: 4g

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