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Apple Cobbler

This Apple Cobbler is the perfect fall dessert. Warm apple filling is topped with a delicious buttery crust and homemade caramel. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream. This dessert is easy and there is little prep time involved. The hardest part is waiting for it to finish baking.

Here’s what you need to know..

This Apple Cobbler is made with lots of apples, because I like a cobbler that’s loaded with them. You can certainly add less apples, if you prefer. This apple cobbler recipe features a homemade caramel sauce, but certainly you can use store bought caramel if you are short on time.

What type of apples to use

Since this easy apple cobbler recipe uses a lot of apples, I recommend using a mix of sweet (Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Fuji) and tart apples (Granny Smith). If you are making a recipe that uses 1-2 apples, then you could choose to use just sweet or just tart apples.

Making the Apple Cobbler

You’ll begin by cooking the apples, along with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and a splash of water in a pan. This will melt the sugar and allow the syrupy mixture to evenly coat the apples. Add the apples into your pan, then make the buttery, biscuit topping. I like to reserve a few apples to place on top of the biscuit topping.

The biscuit like topping can be made in one bowl. Simply add all ingredients to a bowl and, using a whisk, mix until combined. It’s okay if it is a slight bit lumpy. Pour this topping over top of the apples. Add your reserved apples on top of the biscuit topping and bake. The cobbler takes roughly 42-45 minutes to bake. This is always the hardest part! As the cobbler bakes, you can really smell the warm, fall spices and delicious apples baking. It’s such a good smell.

Homemade Caramel

To make homemade caramel, you will need sugar, butter and heavy cream. You’ll begin by melting the sugar in a large pan over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon or whisk so the sugar doesn’t burn. Once melted, you’ll add in the butter. Sometimes the butter can cause the caramel to splatter and bubble, so stand back from the pan and be careful during this step. Stir, constantly until the butter is melted.

Next, you’ll add in the heavy cream in a slow, steady stream, while stirring constantly. Once the heavy cream is incorporated, allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute, or until it reaches 220F. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before using. You can store the caramel in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. The caramel does harden in the fridge. Before using, just put the caramel in the microwave and microwave a few seconds to soften.

The best part. Eating it!

Serve the apple cobbler warm. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the apple cobbler, then top with a scoop of ice cream.

If you make this Apple Cobbler recipe, let me know what you thought in the ratings and comments below! I love hearing your feedback. Also, make sure you find me on youtube and instagram for the full baking video and some fun behind the scenes.

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Apple Cobbler


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  • Author: Jolene
  • Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

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This Apple Cobbler is the perfect fall dessert. Warm apple filling is topped with a delicious buttery crust and homemade caramel. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream. This dessert is easy and there is little prep time involved. The hardest part is waiting for it to finish baking.


Ingredients

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Apple Filling

  • 8 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite size pieces (1/4 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Caramel Sauce

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large skillet add all ingredients under apple filling.  Stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour apple filling into prepared 8×8 pan, reserving some apples to place on top of the batter..

3. In a large bowl, mix together the all ingredients under batter, just until combined. Pour batter over apples. Add reserved apples on top of the batter.

4. Bake 42-48 minutes.

5. To make the caramel sauce, add sugar to a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once sugar is melted, stand slightly back from skillet and carefully add butter into skillet (caramel can bubble when butter is added). Stir in butter until completely melted.

Once the butter is melted and combined, stir constantly and slowly pour in the heavy cream. Once the heavy cream is added, stop stirring allow to boil for 1 minute. If you want to be precise, the temperature of the caramel should reach 220F.

Remove from heat. Allow to cool before using. Caramel thickens as it sits. If you aren’t using immediately, you can pour the caramel into a glass jar to store. Cover and store for up to 1 month in the refrigerator. Caramel solidifies in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave to get it to the desired consistency.

6. Drizzle caramel over apple cobbler and serve with ice cream if desired. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 42
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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