Easy Apple Cobbler

The best, classic, old fashioned, easy apple cobbler recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with spiced cinnamon nutmeg apples and buttery crumble topping.

This is the best dessert to make if you are in a hurry, just like these Apple Fritters {Only 30 Minutes}! Also, if you are fond of crisps and cobblers, don’t miss out on this Apple Cranberry Crisp (Cranberry Crumble).

Today’s dessert is fast to make, so full of flavor and warmth, that you will love. I also love that this topping is different than the classic cake-like or biscuit version. My cobbler topping has a chewy factor that comes from oats. It’s soft but not cake-like, the perfect texture!

Closeup Shot of Easy Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

How To Make Easy Apple Cobbler From Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Make apple mixture– Mix together apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and mix until combined.
  2. Spread apple mixture- In a rectangular baking dish.
  3. Make topping– Mix together flour, oats, sugar, chopped nuts, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg until you have a crumbly mixture.
  4. Spread topping- On top of the apples.
  5. Drizzle melted butter- On top of the the crumb mixture.
  6. Bake-Until the topping is golden brown.
  7. Enjoy– Drizzle caramel sauce prior to serving.

What To Serve With Easy Homemade Apple Cobbler?

I love to serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or fresh Homemade Whipped Cream! You can also top it with caramel sauce, butterscotch, or even melted white chocolate. Dulce De Leche is another great option.


Refrigerate– In an sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– I don’t recommend freezing because the cobbler topping will become soggy and “mushy” when thawed and reheated.

Reheat– In the microwave or oven.

Spoonful of Homemade Apple Cobbler in Blue Bowl


Gluten free apple cobbler– Use gluten free oats and gluten free flour in place of regular oats and flour.

Cobbler without oats- Simply omit the oats and make more of a cake like topping with flour and the other listed ingredients.

Healthy cobbler– Use vegan butter and coconut sugar instead of brown sugar for a healthier version. Some people replace sugar with honey or maple syrup.

Apple pear cobbler- Add a mixture of pear and apples for additional flavor.

Vary the nuts- Try toasted cashews, almonds, or peanuts.

Add spices and extracts– Such as all spice, ginger, apple pie spice, vanilla, orange, bourbon, amaretto extracts, lemon or orange zests.

Add dried fruit– Such as dried cranberries, raisins, or even dried cherries.

Tips And Techniques

How do you keep cobbler from getting soggy? Serve it right away! This is the most effective way to keep the dish from becoming soggy. It’s perfect when served warm. Also, let it cool at room temperature and don’t cover it with anything because that will make it soggy.

Why is my crisp/crumble dry? The ingredients were probably not measured properly. Not enough liquid/butter/ fresh fruits were added. Use measuring cups and measuring spoons. Another reason for dry crumble is over-baking. If it’s over-baked, all the moisture evaporates and dries up the dessert.

Make a thicker cobbler topping- Simply double the ingredients.

Use quick cooking oats– The oats are optional, but I love the texture they add!

Should my topping mix be dry and crumbly? Yes, do not add any liquid. The topping should be dry and crumbly when mixed correctly.

Use unsalted butter- Because it prevents the dish from becoming too salty.

Use melted butter– This helps to create the correct texture for the crumble!

Use a variety of apples– Because this provides the best flavor!

Overhead Shot of Cobbler with Fresh Apples and Crumble Topping

More Apple Desserts

Closeup Shot of Best Apple Cobbler in Blue Bowl
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
5 from 1 rating
Rate this Recipe »

Easy Apple Cobbler

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
The best, classic, old fashioned, easy apple cobbler recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with cinnamon nutmeg apples, buttery crumble topping.
Yield: 8 People


Apple mixture

  • 6-7 Apples, Large, Peeled, Cored, Diced, Use a variety of apples for best flavor
  • 2/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg powder


  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Oats, Quick cooking, Optional, Oats are typically added in an apple crisp and omitted in a crumble but I like to add some for added texture.
  • 1.5 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Chopped nuts, Any nuts can be used. I used a combination of pecans and walnuts
  • 2 Eggs, Large
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Unsalted, Melted
  • 1/4 cup Caramel sauce, For drizzling on top, Optional


  • In a large mixing bowl, add apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and mix everything until combined.
  • Spread this apple mixture evenly in a rectangular baking dish (Dimensions: 13×9).
  • In another mixing bowl, add flour, oats, sugar, chopped nuts, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and and mix with a fork until you have a crumbly mixture.
  • Spread this crumby mixture evenly on top of the apples.
  • Drizzle melted butter on top of the the crumb mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and juices are bubbling on the sides.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce prior to serving. Also, add a few scoops of vanilla ice cream, before serving. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 547kcal, Carbohydrates: 105g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 339mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 69g, Vitamin A: 494IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 547
Author: Abeer Rizvi

4 comments on “Easy Apple Cobbler”

  1. I’m going to try to cook it

  2. Can I use store bought apple pie filling? I have some I need to use up and this sounds so good.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating