This Easy Apple Cobbler is the perfect fall dessert. Fresh sliced apples with cinnamon and a simple from scratch sweet biscuit topping completes this delicious dessert.
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Why We Love This Apple Cobbler
- This is the perfect fall dessert when all the apples are in season.
- Any apple can be used. I use apples from my trees and apples from the store, both work great!
- It's homemade, but so easy and worth bragging about.
- A great recipe to share with family and friends at pot lucks or celebrations.
What's the Difference Between Crisp and Cobbler?
Do you know the difference between a cobbler and a crisp? How about a brown betty and a crumble? Well, they are different but yet similar. They are all baked fruit desserts.
Cobbler: is a cross between a cake and biscuit and is so delicious! It usually has a delightful pie like filling on the bottom and a sweet biscuit topping.
Crisp: has a crunchy topping made with oats over a fruit filling, and happens to be my all time favorite.
Brown Betty: is also made with a crunchy topping but without oats and it is usually layered throughout the fruit before baking.
Crumble: is a crunchy topping that is more dense made with butter, sugar and flour, then crumbled over the fruit filling.
Apple Cobbler Ingredients
- White Sugar
- Lemon Juice
- Unbleached All Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Salted Butter
- Apples: Any type of apple works with this recipe. I use apples from my tree mostly with this recipe, and I have no idea what kind they even are. Store bought apples will work great too. If you prefer a more tart apple, Granny Smith is great. A more sweet option is Honey Crisp.
- Sugar: The sugar is used to sweeten the apple filling. If you prefer you can use brown sugar, but with apples I like white sugar best.
- Salted Butter: Unsalted butter can be substituted, add ¼ teaspoon of salt to the biscuit topping if using unsalted butter.
- Buttermilk: If you don't have any buttermilk on hand, you can easily make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to your measuring cup. Then fill with milk to 1 cup. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Or you can just use any milk you have on hand.
How to Make Homemade Apple Cobbler
- First heat oven to 350°F and grease a 2 quart baking dish.
- Peel and slice apples so they are ¼ inch thick.
- Add lemon juice to apples and toss to coat them all.
- Lay the apples in bottom of prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle ½ cup sugar over the sliced apples and then sprinkle the cinnamon over the sugar.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the all purpose flour, ½ cup of sugar, and baking powder.
- Cut in the cubed butter with your fingers or a pastry blender until it resembles course crumbs.
- Stir in buttermilk just until everything is evenly combined.
- Dollop the biscuit mix over the apples.
- Bake cobbler for 45-50 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the apples are fork tender.
- Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. For best results, serve it al a mode with ice cream!
If you love cobblers give my Homemade Peach Cobbler a try. It's a perfect dessert that can be made all year round!
Storing Leftover Cobbler
Store any leftover apple cobbler covered tightly in the fridge. It will last 3-4 days in the fridge. You can warm servings of cobbler in the microwave or put the whole baking dish of cobbler that has come to room temperature back in a 350°F oven and warm the cobbler through. Cover the top with foil if it looks to be getting too brown.
Tips for Easy Apple Cobbler
- Slice the apples at least ¼ inch thick. Any thinner than that and you'll have applesauce under your topping, and any thicker the apples won't fully cook.
- Use an apple slicer to core and slice the apples and then cut each slice in half again. It makes the perfect size apple slice.
- Use cubed cold butter and cold buttermilk for the biscuit topping.
- Don't overwork the butter into the flour and don't overmix batter. Overworking the butter and overmixing the batter will create a really tough and dense topping. You want it to be light and fluffy.
FAQs About Apple Cobbler
Cobbler is a cross between a cake and biscuit on top of an apple pie like filling. Apple crisp has a crunchy topping made with oats baked over apple filling.
Apple pie is made with a pastry dough usually on the bottom and top and the center is apple filling. Apple cobbler is apple filling with a sweet topping that is a cross between a cake and a biscuit.
If you want a more tart cobbler use a Granny Smith apple. If you prefer a more sweet filling you can use a Honey Crisp. Any variety of apple will work with this cobbler recipe.
If you like a more gooey apple filling you can toss the apples with 1 tablespoon of flour or corn starch before placing in baking dish. It will help thicken the juices of the apples as it bakes.
More Apple Recipes:
- Easy Apple Crisp
- Apple Fritter Loaf
- Apple Pie Bars
- Applesauce Mini Muffins
- Apple Crisp Pie
- Apple Pie Muffins
- Applesauce Carrot Breakfast Muffins
- Very Berry Apple Crisp
- Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches
Easy Apple Cobbler
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 2 quart baking dish.
- Peel and slice apples so they are ¼ inch thick.
- Toss apples will lemon juice and spread in prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle sugar evenly over apples, followed by the cinnamon.
- In a large mixing bowl combine: all purpose flour, sugar and baking powder.
- Cut in cold cubed butter with your fingers or a pastry blender until it resembles course crumbs.
- Stir in buttermilk just until fully incorporated.
- Dollop biscuit topping over the apples.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes until top is golden brown and apples are fork tender.
- Let cobbler cool for 10 minutes before serving. Make it al a mode and serve it with ice cream.