Apple Cobbler: an effortless dessert to make this fall

Total time: 60 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
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Autumn is the perfect time to get baking, and if you're in the mood for a comforting, warming seasonal dessert, there's nothing like homemade apple cobbler. Full of tender apples tossed with sugar and spices, then topped with a tender, buttery biscuit-like topping, apple crumble is a breeze to make.

Even novice bakers will be able to make a gorgeous, delicious apple cobbler. It's incredible when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it's a fabulous dessert for any occasion this fall – Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just because!

What are the Best Apples for making Cobbler?

The best apples for apple cobbler include Gala, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonagold, and Cox. For the tastiest apple cobbler, use a mixture of your favorites!


Your Top Tips for Making Apple Cobbler

If you don't have pure vanilla extract, substitute it for one whole vanilla bean.

To make a vegan-friendly, dairy-free apple cobbler, use plant-based milk and plant-based spread instead of whole milk and butter.

Make gluten-free apple cobbler by swapping your preferred gluten-free flour for all-purpose flour.

How to Store Homemade Apple Cobbler

Cover and refrigerate your apple cobbler. Enjoy within 4 days. Reheat in the microwave before enjoying.

for the filling
baking apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
Brown sugar
1/4 cup
Granulated sugar
2 tbsp
All-purpose flour
3 tbsp
small lemon, juiced
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
Ground ginger
1 tsp
ground cardamom
a dash
Ground cloves
a dash
Ground nutmeg
a dash
for the topping
All-purpose flour
1 cup
Baking powder
2 tsp
Granulated sugar
1/2 cup
Whole Milk
3/4 cup
unsalted butter, melted
6 tbsp
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp

How to Make Apple Cobbler

Preheat your oven to 375F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine sliced apples, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl.

Add the vanilla extract.

Add in the flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom.

Toss well to combine.

Transfer the apple filling to the casserole dish.

In a second bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Stir to combine.

Add in the vanilla extract.

Pour in the milk.

Mix in the melted butter.

Pour the topping over the apple filling.

Spread it evenly.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown, then remove the dish from the oven and leave to cool slightly before serving.

Slice, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


Use a 9×6-inch casserole dish to make your apple cobbler.

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