Apple Cobbler

Using up the last of the apples given to me by my parents for an apple cobbler! I used to help make crisps with my mom when I was little and decided it was time to finally try making a cobbler on my own. This is definitely not on the “healthy choice” list, but it’s simple to make and great for a tasty dessert. Here’s the original recipe.


  • 2 lbs apples, peeled, sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar


STEP 1: Peel and core apples. Cut into eighths.

Apple Cobbler

Love any excuse to use my apple peeler, slicer, corer! Get your own here.

STEP 2: In a saucepan over medium heat, bring fruit, cup of sugar, cinnamon, syrup and water to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer. Allow mix to thicken and apples to get fork tender. This should take about 20 minutes.

Apple Cobbler

The water mixture will boil first. Reduce to simmer until the apples start to reduce into the liquid mixture.

STEP 3: Preheat oven to 400. While apples are simmering, mix flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Cut butter in small pieces and stir into flour mix, until crumbly.

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler

Cut the butter into small, 1/8 – 1/4 in pieces to make it easier to stir into the flour mixture.

STEP 4: Add sugar and buttermilk to flour mixture. Stir to incorporate. The mix will be wet, more of a drop biscuit or almost a cake batter consistency.

Apple Cobbler

A very thick, dough – very similar to biscuit dough.

STEP 5: Pour apples into single two-quart casserole dish. Use a spoon to spread batter evenly over top. (It doesn’t have to be perfect.) Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler

Don’t be gentle with the dough mixture. I made the mistake of trying to make it look to pretty. Go at it, get that dough in there! And be sure to sprinkle it with a little cinnamon and sugar for that nice crispy top.

STEP 6: Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Cobbler

Ice cream is definitely a great addition, but it’s perfectly delicious as-is 🙂


Well, it smells incredible. When pulling it out of the oven, my fiancé was so excited he was practically jumping up and down like a little kid. I’m sad we didn’t have vanilla ice cream to go with it, but it was still pretty good as-is. I may be used to apple crisps, but it ended up turning out like a thick biscuit on top of chunky apple sauce. I’m guessing I should have mixed the top in a bit more, rather than plopping it on top. Not my favorite recipe, but definitely still pretty damn good (you can’t go wrong with apples and sugar). However, this is just my opinion. My fiancé absolutely loved it and would love to have me make it again… he’ll probably end up demolishing the whole thing by the time I get home tomorrow night haha.


  • Mix in the topping rather than trying to evenly spread it on top. If it’s too pretty, take a knife or spoon and drag it through in a few places to mix the breading in a little bit. This will give the cobbler a more even flavor.
  • The cinnamon sugar is a must on top. The breading was pretty bland without it.

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