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Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe

This Easy Apple Cobbler has a super fluffy, deliciously sweet topping. The apples are perfectly sweet and spiced. This is a simple, easy fall dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: apple cobbler recipe, best cobbler, easy apple cobbler
Calories: 235kcal
Cost: $9


  • 1 (8x6-inch) baking dish



  • 2 honey crisp apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 gala apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Juice from 1 small lemon about 1 tablespoon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Teeny pinch of ground cardamom
  • Teeny pinch of ground cloves


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or butter a baking casserole dish that’s 9x6 or something comparable. Use what you have! And then set it aside.

To Make the Filling:

  • In a large bowl, add the sliced honey crisp apples, gala apples, brown sugar, sugar, flour, juice from 1 lemon, vanilla and spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves). Toss it all together until combined. Add the filling to your prepared baking dish.

To Make the Topping:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the milk, butter and vanilla; mix until combined. Pour the topping on top of the filling. It’s ok if some of the filling is peaking through or it’s not a totally perfect on top. I like it when some of the filling shows through. And then transfer to the oven to bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm with cold vanilla ice cream.


Perfect Apples for Baking: 
I used a combination of these first two, but here is a list of apples that are great for baking: Gala Apples, Honey Crisp Apples, Granny Smith, Northern Spy, Braeburn, Fuji. 
Individual Cobblers: 
This recipe can be adapted to more of a personal-serving size. Feel free to divide the fruit amongst 6 to 8 ramekins and then top it with the batter topping. If doing this in ramekins, you might want to dice the apples, vs. slices since they might not fit. Bake them on a sheet pan for about 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown on top. 
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Calories: 235kcal