This caramel apple cobbler is the perfect fall dessert! Yum!
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Caramel Apple Cobbler

Last updated on October 17, 2019 by Liza Hawkins

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Caramel apple cobbler is a simple and delicious alternative to traditional apple pie. It’s a perfect fall dessert! Yum!

Caramel Apple Cobbler is a simple and delicious alternative to traditional apple pie!

Combine windows open, temps barely reaching seventy degrees and a Sunday with nothing much planned, and I end up with wild ideas for how to use up ingredients in my fridge.

Like a whole bag of apples.

Pie is always a safe alternative with apples, but I don’t usually like to make my own crust since pre-made crust is just as good (if not better), and I didn’t think to keep any refrigerated dough on hand.


Meh. I could, but the idea wasn’t quite hitting the spot.

My thoughts drifted back to last weekend when I had the leftover berries and made the mini-cobblers.



Caramel apple cobbler is a simple and delicious alternative to traditional apple pie. It's a perfect fall dessert! Yum!

Is it possible?

APPLE cobbler?

Why, yes. Yes it is.

This caramel apple cobbler is a perfect fall dessert! Yum!
Yield: 6

Caramel Apple Cobbler

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

An easy and delicious alternative to apple pie!



  1. Combine the apples, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg in a bowl. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted and started to foam, add the apples and sauté them until just tender – about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, place 1/2 cup of butter on the bottom of a deep baking dish, and then set it in the oven to melt while the oven preheats to 350°F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and milk together until the batter is smooth. It will seem thin and runny – this is perfect.
  4. Once the butter has melted in the baking dish, carefully pull it out of the oven. Pour the batter over top the butter, and DO NOT STIR.
  5. Next, spoon the apples (and the caramel sauce made during the sauté process) over top the batter and butter, and again DO NOT STIR.
  6. Place the baking dish back in the oven and cook the cobbler for about 35 minutes, or until the edges are bubbly and the top is golden brown.


Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

12 Comments on “Caramel Apple Cobbler

  1. Cinnamon and apple = always the dessert tandem. Any substitute for nutmeg? It’s hard to find it in our area. Can I also substitute honey instead of sugar? Thanks!

    Good thing Sarah pointed that out. I almost believed that this recipe needs that much salt.

  2. @Eve – I would just omit the nutmeg, as it’s not critical towards the taste. As for sugar, you could use honey with the apples during the sautee, but the cobbler batter needs the sugar. If you can’t have sugar cane sugar, maybe substitute stevia (it’s natural)? You might find it doesn’t rise as well as cane sugar, but the taste will be comparable.

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