Classic Apple Cobbler Recipe

The Spruce
Ratings (82)
  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
313 Calories
8g Fat
58g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This apple cobbler is made with Granny Smith apples and a cinnamon-spiced cake batter topping. With fresh apples available year-round, this dessert is excellent for any season. 

Make your apple cobbler or crisp with a simple drizzling of heavy cream, and it is just amazing served warm with a scoop of ice cream. Alternatively, top the apple cobbler with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or whipped topping and sprinkle it with some cinnamon sugar.


  • Apple Filling: 
  • 5 cups tart apples (such as Granny Smith, peeled and sliced)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter (cut into small pieces)
  • Topping: 
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Optional: cinnamon sugar for topping

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the oven to 375 F. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan.

  3. Combine the sliced apples, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, vanilla, and water. Turn into the prepared baking pan. Dot apples with the pieces of butter.

    Apples for cobbler.
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  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the beaten egg and softened butter and beat until blended.

    Apple cobbler batter.
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  5. Using a tablespoon, drop the batter evenly over the apple filling mixture. If desired, sprinkle the batter with a cinnamon sugar mixture.

    Apple cobbler with topping.
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  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the apples are tender, and crust is golden brown.

    Baked apple cobbler.
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  7. Serve the apple cobbler warm with a drizzling of heavy cream or a scoop of ice cream.

    Classic Apple Cobbler
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  8. Enjoy!