Home > Desserts > Apple Cobbler Apple Cobbler October 7, 2023 | No Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This Apple Cobbler combines crisp, sweet apples in a caramel-like syrup with a rich, buttery cookie crumble on top. It’s a tried and true favorite! Try some of our other popular apple desserts like this Apple Crumble, Apple Pie, or easy Apple Dump Cake. Apple Cobbler Recipe Our apple tree is bursting with fruit this year, so I’ve embarked on a mission to create and perfect the best Apple Cobbler recipe! Now, it’s finally here: A cobbler that’s not just bursting with flavor and boasting the best textures, but also simple and straightforward to whip up. You’re going to love its rich, sweet, buttery goodness! Apple Cobbler Ingredients Apples (Granny Smith and Honeycrisp): Choose firm apples for the best texture. Mixing varieties balances tartness and sweetness. Cornstarch: Cornstarch helps thicken the syrup. Lemon juice: Add brightness, freshness, and prevent apples from browning with lemon juice. Light brown sugar: This lends a molasses note and caramelizes nicely. Ground cinnamon: Enhance apple flavor with the warmth of cinnamon. Pure vanilla extract: Vanilla gives depth of flavor and warmth. Salt: It balances sweetness. Unsalted butter: There’s nothing like butter to provide richness to the crumble. Let it cool after melting to avoid a greasy topping. White all-purpose flour: Flour binds the crumble topping. Baking powder: Give lift to the crumble, but make sure it’s fresh for the best rise. What’s the difference between Apple Crisp and Apple Cobbler? Apple crisp and apple cobbler are both popular baked apple desserts, but there are key differences: Apple Crisp: Sliced apples with a crumbly topping (often including oats). Apple Cobbler: Apples with a biscuit or cake-y topping that rises around the fruit when baked. What are the best apples for pies and cobblers? Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Northern Spy, and Jonagold are top choices due to their balanced sweetness, tartness, and baking resilience. Mixing several varieties offers a well-rounded flavor. More info here! What is Apple Brown Betty? Apple Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert with layers of sweetened and spiced apple slices with buttered breadcrumbs or cubes of bread. As it bakes, the apples become tender, and the bread absorbs the juices, yielding a moist, pudding-like consistency. It’s often served with whipped cream or ice cream. How do you keep apple desserts from getting soggy? To prevent this Apple Cobbler from getting soggy: Use firmer apple varieties. Add a thickener like cornstarch to the filling. Spread the topping evenly without pressing it down. Maintain proper oven temperature. Cool completely before storage and reheat in an oven. How To Make Apple Cobbler Apple prep: Peel and cube apples. Filling: In a pot, mix apples with cornstarch, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Cook until slightly softened. Bake filling: Transfer to pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F. Crumble topping: Melt butter and cool. Mix with flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. It should be crumbly. Top and bake: Sprinkle crumble over the apples. Add a mix of turbinado sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown. Serve: Cool slightly and serve warm with ice cream or Whipped Cream! Easy Apple Cobbler Tips Apple choice: Mix tart and sweet apples for a balanced flavor. Crumble texture: To prevent a greasy topping, allow melted butter to cool before mixing. Baking: Ensure the oven is properly preheated for an even bake and crispy crumble. Serving: Let the cobbler sit for a bit after baking for flavors to meld and apples to finish gelling; it’s best served warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Pan choice: Use a ceramic or glass dish for even heat distribution and to avoid metallic flavor. Topping distribution: Don’t press the crumble into the apples; let it sit on top for a crispier texture. STORAGE Cooling: Let the cobbler cool to room temperature to prevent a soggy topping. While Apple Cobbler is best enjoyed the same day it is made, here’s how to store leftovers: Refrigerate: Cover with plastic wrap or foil. Store for up to five days. Freezing: Place in freezer-safe containers or bags. Use within three months. Reheating: From the fridge: Warm in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes. From the freezer: Thaw overnight, then reheat as above. For direct-from-freezer baking, allow extra time. Tip: For a crisp topping, always reheat in the oven; consider brief broiling if the topping softens. Watch closely to avoid burning. More Apple Desserts: Caramel Apple Bites only three ingredients! Caramel Apple Fudge with a caramel swirl Apple Nachos with lots of fun topping ideas Caramel Apple Bar with dipping sauces and toppings Apple Smoothie with cinnamon FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Apple Cobbler 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe This Apple Cobbler combines crisp, sweet apples in a caramel-like syrup with a rich, buttery cookie crumble on top. It's a tried and true favorite! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Apple Cobbler 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This Apple Cobbler combines crisp, sweet apples in a caramel-like syrup with a rich, buttery cookie crumble on top. It's a tried and true favorite! Course Dessert, treat Cuisine American, Vegetarian Keyword apple cobbler, apple cobbler recipe, easy apple cobbler Prep Time 30 minutes minutes Cook Time 55 minutes minutes Total Time 1 hour hour 25 minutes minutes Servings 10 -12 servings Chelsea Lords Calories 372kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $12.10 EquipmentCeramic 9x13-inch dish IngredientsApple Filling▢ 3 pounds Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes (Note 1)▢ 2 tablespoons cornstarch▢ 1½ tablespoons lemon juice▢ ½ cup light brown sugar, packed▢ 1 teaspoon each: ground cinnamon and vanilla extract▢ Pinch fine sea saltCrumble Topping▢ 8 tablespoons (½ cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature▢ 1 cup + 2 tablespoons white all-purpose flour▢ 1 teaspoon baking powder▢ ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt▢ ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed▢ Optional: 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp cinnamonOPTIONAL Crunchy Topping▢ 2 tablespoons cane sugar (white sugar also works ok; less crunchy)▢ ½ teaspoon ground cinnamonUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsPREP: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch ceramic or glass baking dish. Avoid using a metal pan--it can give the fruit a metallic taste.APPLE FILLING: In a large pot, toss the cubed apples with cornstarch. Add the remaining filling ingredients. Cook over medium to medium-high heat, stirring consistently for about 5 minutes, until the apples are slightly softened but still retain their shape. Transfer and spread the filling into the greased pan and bake for 10 minutes. CRUMBLE TOPPING: Ensure the melted butter has cooled to room temperature to prevent the sugar from making the mixture greasy. Combine melted butter with the rest of crumble ingredients. Stir until just combined and mixture resembles crumbles. If it's too wet, add an additional 2-3 tablespoons of flour. Once prepared, sprinkle the crumble mixture over the partially baked apple filling without pressing it down. CRUNCHY TOPPING: In a separate bowl, mix the crunchy topping ingredients. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the crumble layer.BAKE: Place the dish back in the oven and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes, or until the topping is a golden brown and the sides are bubbling. ENJOY: Remove from the oven and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. This resting period allows for the cobbler thicken. Serve warm, paired with fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. Recipe NotesNote 1: Apples: I recommend an equal mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples. Weigh before peeling to get 3 pounds. Once peeled and cubed, there should be 8 cups. This is about 7-8 apples Nutrition FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. 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