Caramel Apple Cobbler

12 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Caramel Apple Cobbler is the ultimate autumn treat. Baked apples, sweet caramel, cinnamon, and a buttery dough all come together in this delicious recipe!

Cobblers always make perfect Dessert Recipes that you can make quickly without worrying about making them look neat. Just like Pecan Cobbler or Chocolate Cobbler, this dish is easy to make and takes less than an hour. 

Caramel Apple Cobbler casserole dish


If you’re looking for the perfect Fall comfort food it’s impossible to beat cinnamon-spiced apple desserts. The baked apples and warm spices just make the ideal combination! This Apple Cobbler recipe is easier to make than an Apple Pie, but you still get the same flavors you would from Apple Pie Filling. Along with the fresh apples this dessert recipe also gives you a delicious caramel flavor for some extra sweetness.

Caramel Apple Cobbler on a plate with vanilla ice cream

To take this Cobbler recipe to the next level add an ice cream topping. Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream makes the perfect cobbler topping. Serve the Homemade Apple Cobbler warm and let the vanilla ice cream melt over the apples and flaky cobbler crust. For more cobbler toppings you use heavy cream and sugar to make Whipped Cream. You can also add more caramel to the sweet treat with a Caramel Sauce.  



  • Prep time: Start the Apple Cobbler Recipe by preheating the oven, and getting the apples ready. Slice the apples into thin pieces. Next, melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the apple slices and melted butter in the base of the baking dish.

Caramel Apple Cobbler dry ingredients

  • Apple filling: In a large mixing bowl combine the applesauce, milk, vanilla, and granulated sugar. Stir the apple mixture until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Then whisk the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Continue mixing until there are no streaks of dry ingredients in the mixture. Spoon the mixture into the casserole dish over the tender apples. 

Caramel Apple Cobbler before baking

  • Topping: Mix together 1 ½ cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Then sprinkle the mixture over the top. Carefully pour the hot water evenly over the surface of the cobbler. 
  • Cook time: Bake for 45-50 minutes until the cobbler is bubbly and golden brown. Take the baking sheet from the oven and serve warm. 

baked photo of Caramel Apple Cobbler


  • Apple Pecan Cobbler: Try making a Caramel Apple Pecan Cobbler. The Caramel Apple Pecan Cobbler will add a nice crunchy texture to the already delicious treat. Just mix in 1 cup of chopped pecans with the cobbler dough to make Apple Pecan Cobbler
  • Streusel topping: For some extra cinnamon flavor, try making a brown sugar and cinnamon topping. Use a pastry cutter to combine ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup white sugar, ¼ cup all-purpose flour, ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 pinch salt, and 2 tablespoons butter. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and use your pastry blender until they’re in rough crumbs. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the cobbler before baking. 
  • Apples: You can change the type of apples you use in this recipe depending on what you have on hand. Typically, the best apples for baking are Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Winesap, or Granny Smith for more tart apples. Any of these will taste delicious in this Caramel Apple Cobbler. 
  • Caramel Sauce: For some extra caramel flavor pour Homemade Caramel Sauce over the cobbler before serving. 



  • Serve: If you have leftover cobbler cover it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep at room temperature for up to 2 days. 
  • Store: To keep it longer wrap the Apple Cobbler in plastic wrap or put it in an airtight container to store in the fridge. It will keep well for up to 1 week. 
  • Freeze: To make cobbler in advance, you can also cover the dish or put it in another airtight container to freeze for 3 months. Let the dish thaw in the fridge then reheat it in a 350-degree oven to serve. 

Caramel Apple Cobbler photograph from top down with green apples

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Caramel Apple Cobbler

Caramel Apple Cobbler is the ultimate autumn treat. Baked apples, sweet caramel, cinnamon, and a buttery dough all come together in this delicious recipe!
Yield 12 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 2 apples , peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar , packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread melted butter and sliced apples over a 9x13 baking pan.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the applesauce, milk, vanilla, and sugar until mostly dissolved.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, then whisk until just combined and no dry streaks remain.
  • Spoon batter over the butter and apples carefully.
  • Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it over the batter.
  • Gently pour the water on top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

Caramel Apple Cobbler

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Absolutely delicious ! Tried it for a family dinner they all loved it ! Next time I’d add more apples then recipe calls for .

  2. 2 apples and it serves 12, is that correct? I’ll be making this for our combined families Sunday dinner, so just clarifying!

    1. That’s correct. They’re sliced thin (you might be able to see in one of the photos above) though there’s no shame in adding more, if you’d like depending on how large your apples are. I hope you enjoy it!