Cinnamon Apple Cobbler


Sweet and juicy, loaded with fresh apples, and just the right hint of spices, this apple cobbler is a fall and winter dessert favorite that we enjoy throughout the entire year.

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Easy Apple Cobbler

Cinnamon, sugar, and apples, warm fragrant and bubbling from the oven is one of the most nostalgic aromas for me. I have yet to find a candle that mimics this scent perfectly. So I will just keep making baked apple recipes on repeat to keep the kitchen smelling amazing and feeling cozy.

It is entirely up to you whether or not you choose to peel the apples for this cobbler. I’ve enjoyed it both ways and the peels don’t bother me a bit. I’m all for saving time and effort in the kitchen whenever possible, so I choose not to peel the apples most of the time.

You’ll start this recipe by slicing the apples thin and drizzling some lemon juice over them. Sprinkling them generously with cinnamon sugar and nutmeg.

Stir to coat all of the apples with the spices and then transfer them to a greased baking dish. It’s okay if the dish appears to be very full initially. The apples will shrink down a good bit during the baking process.

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To make the cobbler topping, I use a cheese-grater to “grate” the cold butter. That is my favorite hassle-free way to cut in the butter. It takes just a moment and I think it’s simpler than the more traditional methods.

If you choose not to use the grater, simply cut the cold butter into small pieces and then blend it into the flour mixture, using a pastry blender or your fingertips.

Toss the grated butter in the flour mixture. Stir with a fork to mix throughout. Stir in the boiling water, just until combined, leaving plenty of little lumps of butter.

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Spoon the cobbler batter over the apples. I find the easiest way to do this is using a cookie scoop. It is easy, mess-free, and creates an even topping. Top with the cinnamon sugar mixture for a sweet crusty top.

Call me crazy but it doesn’t matter the kind or how full I make my baking dish cobblers often bubble over the pan while baking. To avoid cleaning the oven I put a foil-wrapped baking sheet on the rack under the cinnamon apple cobbler. The foil-covered pan makes cleaning up a breeze.

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Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients 

Apple Filling

  • medium-size apples 
  • fresh lemon juice
  • white sugar
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg

Crust Topping

  • all-purpose flour *
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • butter 
  • boiling water

* Gluten-Free Variation

  • brown rice flour
  • tapioca starch
  • potato starch

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

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How to Make Apple Cobbler

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease an 8-inch baking dish with butter. In a large bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to coat and then pour into the prepared baking dish.
  2. In the same bowl used for the apples, combine the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. Toss the grated butter in the flour mixture and mix with a fork. Stir in the boiling water, just until combined, leaving plenty of little lumps of butter.
  4. Drop the topping over the apples in spoonfuls. (I like to use my smallest cookie scoop to do this.) Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the topping.
  5. Bake until the crust of the cinnamon apple cobbler is golden and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean, about 28 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with ice cream if desired.

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Baked fruit desserts like crisps and cobblers are quite literally fail-proof and always delicious. Serve them warm with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of homemade whip cream and you will hear nothing but rave reviews.

Peach Crisp with fresh, sweet juicy peaches and cinnamon, brown sugar topping served warm from the oven is a bowl of deliciousness.

Warm slices of baked apples covered with cinnamon brown sugar streusel topping are all that’s required to make this old fashioned apple crisp.

Blueberry Cobbler full of berries with a sweet, buttery, cake-like yet crispy topping served with ice cream is dessert perfection.

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Servings: 8

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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease an 8-inch baking dish with butter. In a large bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to coat and then pour into the prepared baking dish.

  • In the same bowl used for the apples, combine the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.

  • Toss the grated butter in the flour mixture and mix with a fork. Stir in the boiling water, just until combined, leaving plenty of little lumps of butter.

  • Drop the topping over the apples in spoonfuls. (I like to use my smallest cookie scoop to do this.) Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the topping.
  • Bake until the crust is golden and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean, about 28 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with ice cream if desired.

Using a cheese-grater to “grate” cold butter is my favorite hassle-free way to cut in the butter. It takes just a moment and I think it’s simpler than the more traditional methods. If you choose not to use the grater, simply cut the cold butter into small pieces and then blend it into the flour mixture, using a pastry blender or your fingertips. It is entirely up to you whether or not you choose to peel the apples for this cobbler. I’ve enjoyed it both ways and the peels don’t bother me a bit. I’m all for saving time and effort in the kitchen whenever possible, so I choose not to peel the apples most of the time.

Calories: 378kcal · Carbohydrates: 73g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 9g · Saturated Fat: 6g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 2g · Trans Fat: 0.3g · Cholesterol: 23mg · Sodium: 220mg · Potassium: 302mg · Fiber: 5g · Sugar: 38g · Vitamin A: 338IU · Vitamin C: 7mg · Calcium: 50mg · Iron: 1mg

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