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A bowl of insanely delicious apple cobbler with ice cream

Apple Cobbler

This popular fall dessert made from juicy fresh apples and cozy spices, then baked with a golden brown, crumbly, biscuit-like top, is pure heaven. And nothing beats that sweet cinnamon apple smell wafting through the air on a crisp fall day – except maybe digging into a bowl of warm apple cobbler.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 568kcal
Author Imma


  • pounds (1.2k) apples (any variety of a good cooking apples: Granny Smith, Pippin, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Gravenstein)
  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter
  • cup (200g) sugar
  • cup (200g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) lemon juice
  • teaspoon (6g) cinnamon
  • ¼ -½ teaspoon (1-2g) ground nutmeg
  • tablespoon (18g) cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract

Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoon (8g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2g) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (3g) salt
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes (1 stick or 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon (13g) crystallized ginger, finely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉/175 degrees C.
  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking oil or coat with a thin layer of butter and set aside.
  • Next, add the butter and sugar to a saucepan on medium heat and let them get nice and melty.
  • Then, add apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and cornstarch and stir until combined. Reduce the heat and let it cook for about 7 minutes. The apples should be firm but tender when cooked.
  • Remove the apple filling from the stove and let it cool.
  • While the filling is cooling, mix the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Add butter to the flour mixture and mix it with your hands until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gently stir in the buttermilk until everything is moist but don’t overwork the dough. 
  • Pour the apple pie filling into the pan.
  • Then scoop the dough out over the apple pie filling spreading it evenly across the pan. Sprinkle the top with crystalized or brown sugar. 
  • Bake at 350℉/177℃ for 40-45 minutes or until the topping is cooked through and the filling is bubbly. Remove and let it cool slightly for serving.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream.


Please remember that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.


Serving: 240g | Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 602IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 3mg