This easy apple cobbler recipe is extra easy to make, takes simple ingredients, and tastes amazing. This apple cobbler is made with cinnamon-spiced apple filling that carmelizes while baking, topped with a lightly crispy and buttery cake-like topping. A big scoop of ice cream on top is a must!
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This apple cobbler recipe is:
- Extremely easy to make.
- Loaded with cinnamon and fresh apples.
- Melt in your mouth delicious.
- Made with simple ingredients.
- Perfect when you need a quick fall-themed dessert.
Apple cobbler ingredients:
For the apple cobbler filling:
Apples– we like to use granny smith apples for this recipe, they are a little bit less sweet, but any kind of your favorite apples will work!
Brown sugar– we use brown sugar for this recipe. Brown sugar adds a caramelly flavor. You can use dark brown sugar as well.
Lemon juice– helps to balance the sweet flavor.
Cinnamon– gives a delicious cinnamon flavor.
Nutmeg- we love adding nutmeg to our apple pie filling. feel free to add your favorite spices like allspice, ginger, and cloves.
Lemon zest- you will need 1/2 tsp of lemon zest from a fresh lemon.
Cornstarch- to thicken up the mixture. If you don’t have cornstarch, it’s okay to use flour instead.
Vanilla extract- for extra flavor.
Apple cobbler topping:
Flour- we used all-purpose flour for this recipe.
Butter– you will need 80 grams of unsalted cold butter for this recipe.
Granulated sugar- we use a combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar for this recipe.
Baking powder- you will need 1 tbsp of baking powder for this recipe. Make sure that your baking powder isn’t expired.
Cinnamon- for a delicious flavor.
Whole milk- Use whole milk for this recipe.
What are the best apples for baking?
We like using Granny Smith apples for baking. Granny Smith apples have a few advantages: they hold their shape while baking, they have a crisp texture, they are not too sweet and have a little tang to them, and they are easy to find in any grocery store.
You can use any apples that you like best, but keep in mind that different apple kinds have different textures and flavors, some are sweeter, and some are sourer, some have a crisp texture, and some have a mealy texture to them.
The best apples for baking:
- Granny smith
- Yellow delicious
- Pink lady
- Ginger gold
How to make apple cobbler:
Peel, core, and cut the apples into thin slices.
In a big mixing bowl, add the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Mix until the apples are covered evenly with the spices. Transfer the apples to a baking dish. We used a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In a food processor, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, kosher salt. Blend for a few seconds or until the dry ingredients are mixed.
Add the cubed COLD butter and mix again for about 10 seconds or until the mixture is sand-like.
When the food processor is still blending, drizzle the milk in and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix!
Scoop the mixture on the apples and spread it around. The mixture doesn’t have to cover all the apples.
Bake in a 180c (350f) oven for about an hour or until the top is golden brown and the apples are sizzling. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Tips for making the best apple cobbler:
- Use fresh apples. We find making apple crumble pie with fresh apples instead of canned apples. The naturally sweet and tart flavors that the apples naturally have makes apple fritters irresistible.
- Mesure you flour correctly! When measuring your flour, avoid scooping it with a measuring cup. Instead, stir the flour with a spoon to create as many air pockets as possible, and spoon it into your measuring cup. Finally, level it with a back of a knife.
- Make sure that your apple pieces are about the same size, this step ensures that the apples bake evenly.
- Don’t overmix the batter, this step ensures that you have fluffy and moist topping and not dense and dry topping.
- Use room temperature ingredients.
Frequently asked questions:
How to serve apple fritters?
We like serving apple fritters with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Vanilla ice cream is a must for this recipe!
How many apples are needed for apple fritters?
How many apples you need depends on the side of your apples. We used 5 large granny smith apples for this recipe. You will need about 7 cups of sliced apples for this recipe.
Can I freeze the apple cobbler?
Yes, you can freeze the apple cobbler. We like to serve it fresh from the oven, but if you want, freeze it after it’s cooled completely in an airtight freezer-friendly container for up to 2 months.
What apples should I use for this recipe?
Use your favorite kind of apples! We like using granny smith apples, but any apple kind will work. If you like sweet apples, use Honeycrisp, or pink lady.
More apple recipes to try:
Apple upside-down cake- This upside-down apple cake recipe is a must-have for fall. This upside-down apple cake features an incredibly moist cake that is loaded with cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a caramelized apple topping. This cake is simply irresistible.
Apple crumble pie- This apple crumble pie is made with a delicious spiced apple pie filling, topped with a decadent flavorful crumble topping, inside a flakey butter pie crust. This apple crumble pie is the perfect fall dessert.
Apple crumble- This apple crumble recipe is extremely easy to make, true comfort food with a crispy crumble exterior and a caramelized apple filling interior.
Apple turnovers– These apple turnovers are so easy to make, come together in under an hour, and taste absolutely incredible. These apple turnovers are made with a delicious spiced apple filling and wrapped with flaky puff pastry.
Easy apple cake (sharlotka)– This easy apple cake is going to be your new favorite easy and light cake! This cake is fluffy, light, airy, moist, soft, and delicious. This apple cake contains only a few simple ingredients to make and takes under 20 minutes to prep.
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