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Apple cobbler in a white dish topped with vanilla ice cream.
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Apple Cobbler

Tender cinnamon-spiced apples topped with a buttery sugar cookie topping. A rustic and delicious fall dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 328kcal



  • 6 cups sliced peeled apple (see note) sliced ¼-inch thick or smaller
  • ¼ cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 1-3 tablespoons granulated sugar based on how sweet you want the filling
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Stir until well combined. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared baking dish (along with all the juices) and arrange into an even layer.


  • In a medium bowl stir together sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in melted butter and vanilla (I use a rubber spatula). It will be thick, very similar to sugar cookie dough.
  • Take pieces of the topping and press them into flat irregular-shaped pieces, placing the pieces on top of the apples.
  • Lightly spray a piece of foil with nonstick spray and place the foil over the cobbler. Bake, covered, for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, until the apples are tender and the topping is light golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.



APPLES: I like to bake with apples that have a balance of sweet and tart flavors. My favorites are: Honeycrisp, Pink Lady or Fuji (or a combination of those). You will need about 5-6 apples for this recipe.
Recipe adapted from Blackberry Cobbler


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg