Enjoy the best flavors of fall with this homemade Apple Cobbler recipe! Sweet and spiced apples are baked to tender perfection with the best buttery batter. Serve it on Thanksgiving with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert everyone will be thankful for!

A serving of apple cobbler is topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Apple Cobbler

Is it fall yet?! I’m counting down the days until I can start burning my pumpkin candles and watching Hocus Pocus without my family looking at me crazy. In the meantime, I’ll be dreaming of this easy apple cobbler recipe! It’s made from scratch with lots of love and it’s WAY better than anything you could buy in the freezer aisle.

While I do love a good apple pie, this apple cobbler might just take its place at Thanksgiving this year. Why? It’s easier to make! On a day that’s pretty much the SuperBowl of home cooking, I like to cut corners where I can. And don’t worry – even though this cobbler is super easy to make, it doesn’t sacrifice flavor at all. It’s sugary, spiced, and everything nice!

This apple cobber may be homemade, but it’s not a hassle. The apples are prepped in just a few minutes with ingredients like brown sugar and cinnamon before being baked in the best buttery crust. And unlike a pie, there’s no sitting around waiting for pie dough to be ready! You really just toss everything into a baking dish, let the oven cook it and serve with lots of ice cream. SO easy.

A blue baking dish is filled with uncooked apples.

How to Make Apple Cobbler

Here’s a sneak peak at how to make the very best apple cobber! Scroll down for more detailed step by step instructions.

  1. Prepare. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Place the butter in a baking dish, then place that in the oven while it preheats to melt the butter.
  2. Make the batter. While the butter’s melting in the oven, make the batter. Simply whisk together the flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Slowly mix in the half and half until smooth.
  3. Toss the apples. Toss the sliced apples with brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until evenly coated.
  4. Add it all to the baking dish. Pour the batter all over the melted butter and DO NOT STIR! Then, add the apples all over the batter and spread with a spatula to create an even layer.
  5. Bake. Bake the cobbler for 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  6. Enjoy! Let your apple cobber sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes prior to serving.

Top with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of Chai Ice Cream!

A baked apple cobbler is presented in a blue baking dish.

Tips for the Best Apple Cobbler

This easy recipe just got even easier with these quick tips!

  • Don’t stir! When you pour the batter all over the melted butter, do not stir.
  • Use the right apples. I recommend using granny smith apples, or a mixture of half granny smith and half honeycrisp. If you use all honeycrisp apples (or another apple that’s just as sweet), you’ll have a very sweet dessert. Granny smith apples are the most tart, which adds a nice different flavor to your otherwise sweet dessert.
  • Let it rest. If you serve the apple cobber right out of the oven with no time to cool off, you’ll end up with a burned mouth! Plus, giving the cobbler 10 minutes to cool off also helps the ingredients settle into the best consistency.

How To Store Apple Cobbler

Once cooled to room temperature, you can store your cobbler in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. I recommend reheating your leftovers in the oven for the best results.

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A serving of apple cobbler is topped with a scoop of ice cream.

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Sweet, tender apples all baked in a buttery, cake-like crust makes this Apple Cobbler the best fall dessert. So simple to make and perfect any night of the week.
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  • 5 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 Tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoons. ground nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoons. vanilla


  • 1 baking dish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place butter in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and melt in the oven.
  • While the butter’s melting, whisk the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
  • Gradually add half and half while continuing to whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, toss apples, brown sugar, remaining granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla until combined.
  • Remove baking dish from oven and pour batter over the butter. Don’t stir.
  • Pour apples over the batter and spread with a spatula.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Allow the cobbler to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.


Apple Cobbler makes a fantastic rustic dessert.  Top with ice cream or whipped cream!
Calories: 315kcal, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 181mg, Potassium: 239mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 47g, Vitamin A: 288IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 95mg, Iron: 1mg