A cream bowl with gold rim full of apple cobbler and a scoop of ice cream.
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Apple Cobbler

Easy Apple Cobbler is made from scratch with fresh apples and basic pantry ingredients.  We love this old-fashioned fall dessert recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 6 medium apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, or other good baking apple), peeled and cut into chunks ¼ inch thick
  • 1 cup water or apple juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 5 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • ground cinnamon for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 inch pan lightly with cooking spray..
  • Stir together brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a saucepan. Stir in apples. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk and melted butter, just until combined.
  • Pour the mixture over the apples in the pan. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  • Bake for about 38-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the topping comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
  • Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.



Make Ahead:
You could prepare the apple filling and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months.
You can also freeze the baked cobbler for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm in the oven before serving.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg