Old Fashioned Apple Cobbler is one of our favorite fall desserts made with fresh apples and a fluffy cobbler topping. Serve it with vanilla ice cream and it will taste just like grandma's!
This Easy Apple Cobbler is a tried and true family favorite. It's a super simple recipe and you likely have all of the ingredients in your kitchen.
This is classic cobbler. I adapted this recipe from the one my Mother-in-law gave me from an old cookbook. The cookbook calls it "Don't Stir Pudding" because you pour everything into the pan without stirring.
Ingredients for Apple Cobbler
- Brown Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
- Granulated Sugar
- All Purpose Flour
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Powder
Step by Step Directions for Apple Cobbler
- Peel and core the apples and cut into bite-sized chunks. Combine with brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Melt butter and pour into baking pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together: flour and sugar.
- Add milk and vanilla and stir just until combined.
- Mix in baking powder, just until combined.
- Pour batter over melted butter, do not stir.
- Add apples evenly over batter. Do not stir.
- Bake until edges are browned and filling is bubbly.
Find the exact measurements and printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Best Apples for Cobbler
I like to use gala apples, granny smith and honey crisp are also favorites. Any firm apple will work. If you are using a tart apple, like granny smith, increase the brown sugar to ⅔ cup.
Do I Have to Peel the Apples?
Peeling the apples is optional but we like the texture of the cobbler best if the apples are peeled.
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What Size Pan for Apple Cobbler
A basic 9 x 13 glass baking dish is my favorite for baking cobblers. They are also super handy for your favorite casseroles and the one thing I tend to forget at potlucks!
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How to Store and Reheat
I do find that this cobbler is best if you eat it the first day. If you have leftovers, cover and store at room temperature for 1 day. Refrigerate up to 3 days. Let it come to room temperature or warm it up in the microwave.
More Apple Desserts to Try
- Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake Shooters
- No Bake Cinnamon Cheesecakes with Caramel Apples
- Fresh Apple Cake
- Apple Pie Taquitos
I love to serve this cobbler with a scoop or two of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, it's so comforting and delicious.
- 8 cups gala apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup butter
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 ¾ cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine apples, brown sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl, set aside.
- Melt butter and pour into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, add flour and sugar, stir together. Add milk and vanilla and stir until smooth. Add baking powder, stirring just until combined. Doi not overmix.
- Pour batter over melted butter, do not stir. Pour apples evenly over batter and butter. Once again do not stir.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes until edges are browned and filling is bubbly.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Any firm apple will work in this cobbler. If using granny smith apples, increase brown sugar to ⅔ cup.
Store leftover cobbler, covered at room temperature up to 1 day. Refrigerate up to 3 days.
Reheat in microwave for about 30 seconds.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 3g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.