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Old Fashioned Apple Cobbler

This Old Fashioned Apple Cobbler has a warm, spiced apple filling and is topped off with the perfect sweet biscuit crust. People absolutely love this from scratch recipe and you will too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cobbler
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 361kcal


Apple Filling

  • 4 to 5 pounds granny smith apples peeled cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cobbler Batter

  • 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. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, toss apple slices with brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Spread them out in an even layer in the 9×13 pan.
  • 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 the apples to form a rustic cobbler crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.



Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 9.2% | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 11.9% | Iron: 9.3%