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Skillet Apple Cobbler is full of old-fashioned goodness with a warm, spiced apple filling, and topped off with a sweet biscuit crust for a skillet dessert that is sure to become a family favorite!

Skillet Apple Cobbler with a golden brown crust

There’s something so delicious about warm fruit topped off with a delicious sweet crust that makes it irresistible, especially when you pair it with vanilla ice cream! This recipe utilizes our very favorite cobbler crust, which is a sweet biscuit crust. It’s soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside, and it is truly the best part of any cobbler. If you’ve never made a sweet biscuit crust, you will be happy to hear that it is super easy to make! The hardest part truly is slicing all of those apples. 

What kind of apple should I use?

When choosing an apple for a cobbler or pie, you should pay attention to the recipe. A good recipe will tell you what kind of apple to buy. There are hundreds and hundreds of varieties of apples so you don’t have to have an exact match, but if you understand a little bit about the variety it calls for, then you’ll be able to get a good match. This recipe calls for Granny Smith apples, which are a green, tart apple. A tart apple balances out the sweetness in the recipe. Granny Smith apples also bake really well and don’t release too many liquids or become mushy when baked.

Apple Peeling Tip for Skillet Apple Cobbler:

This recipe would go so much faster if you invest in a good peeler, corer, slicer. It should run you $20 or less, and really takes the hard work out of it. 


You can either dice your cold butter or you can use a box cheese grater to grate your butter. Whichever method you choose, be sure your butter is extremely cold.

What is the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?

A cobbler is a baked fruit dessert dish that has a batter or biscuit crust. A crisp is a bake fruit dessert dish that is topped with a mixture that resembles a streusel, and often contains a mixture of oatmeal, butter, and sugar.

What if I don’t own a cast iron skillet?

If you don’t own a cast iron skillet, you can always use a regular 9×13 pan.

Skillet Apple Cobbler served on a plate with a dollop of whipped cream

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat single serving portions in the microwave in 30 second increments until warmed through.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious crisp and cobbler dessert recipes:

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Skillet Apple Cobbler with a golden brown crust
Skillet Apple Cobbler is full of old-fashioned goodness with a warm, spiced apple filling, and topped off with a sweet biscuit crust for a skillet dessert that is sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 3 pounds granny smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter diced
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, toss apple slices with lemon juice and vanilla. Add in cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar and stir to combine.
  • Pour the apple filling into a 12 inch cast iron skillet (or a 9x13 pan) and spread out into an even layer.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until it resembles a course meal, or pulse the whole thing together in a food processor.
  • Pour in half and half and stir to form a thick batter.
  • Scoop the batter in large clumps on top of theapples to form a nice cobbler crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet Apple Cobbler
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