Classic Apple Cobbler

Classic apple cobbler recipe

The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 313
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 3g
Calcium 77mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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.

    Ingredients for classic apple cobbler
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  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.

    Sugar and apples
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  4. Turn into the prepared baking pan.

    Apples in pan
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  5. Dot apples with the pieces of butter.

    Dot apples with butter
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  6. 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.

    Mix filling
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  7. Using a tablespoon, drop the batter evenly over the apple filling mixture. If desired, sprinkle the batter with a cinnamon sugar mixture.

    Classic apple cobbler
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  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the apples are tender, and crust is golden brown.

    Apple cobbler baked
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  9. Serve the apple cobbler warm with a drizzling of heavy cream or a scoop of ice cream.

    Apple cobblers
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  10. Enjoy!

    Apple cobblers
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