Caramel apple cobbler is a delicious apple dessert that’s perfect for any day! This easy apple cobbler is made with fresh crisp apples cooked in a tasty caramel sauce.
We love apple desserts and I bet you do too! From apple pie monkey bread to apple walnut cake bars and apple cranberry almond crisp, we love everything made with crisp sweet apples and this tasty easy apple cobbler is no exception.
What makes this caramel apple cobbler a winner?
This caramel apple cobbler is special because simplicity of the caramel in it. Very little butter is used in the caramel sauce which makes it lighter than other recipes. And, it takes less than 10 minutes to make it. I love our chewy caramel recipe, but if I’m making a caramel sauce for apple cobbler, this sauce would be the one.
Then comes the topping, I used Greek yogurt to make the topping because it gives a nice cake-y texture and doesn’t leave it dry. I also used only 2 tablespoons of butter in the topping which makes it light and tasty.
This caramel apple cobbler is a celebration of apple, cinnamon and caramel that leaves you with nothing but pure satisfaction.
Ingredients for this apple cobbler recipe
To make homemade apple cobbler you need:
- Brown sugar
- Greek Yogurt
I like using a mix of apples to make this easy apple cobbler but if you would like to use only one type of apple, you can use granny smith apples since their sweet and sour flavor goes perfectly with the caramel filling.
How to make apple cobbler from scratch
Start by slicing the apples and set them aside. I usually slice the apples with the skin on but you can peel them if desired. Mix brown sugar, flour, butter, water and cinnamon in a sauce pan and place over medium heat and cook until thickened.
Place the apples in an oven safe dish and pour the caramel sauce over the apples. Mix using a spatula or a wooden spoon.
In another bowl, mix flour, salt, butter and Greek yogurt to make a thick batter. Spoon this thick batter over the apples and bake in the oven until the apples are cooked and bubbling and the top is golden brown.
What’s the difference between apple cobbler and apple crisp?
Apple cobbler and apple crisp are both apple based desserts. However, apple cobbler has an oatmeal topping whereas apple cobbler has a cake-y topping.
Can I freeze apple cobbler?
Yes, you can. Prepare the cobbler according to the instructions but don’t bake it. Cover with aluminum foil and freeze for up to one month. Thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes.
Notes and tips for making this caramel apple cobbler
- You can use any kind of apples for this apple cobbler recipe. I prefer honey crisp and granny smith.
- You can serve apple cobbler warm or at room temperature.
- Keep the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.
- For the topping you can also use store bought refrigerated biscuits.
Caramel Apple Cobbler Recipe From Scratch
- 6 granny smith apples sliced
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Put all the ingredients of the caramel sauce in a pot over medium heat.
Stir until the sauce is well combined and starts bubbling.
Let the sauce cook for 3 minutes after it starts bubbling.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon until the dough comes together. It will be somehow sticky. That's how it should be.
Caramel Apple Cobbler:
Pour half of the caramel sauce in a baking dish. (Ceramic or Pyrex will work)
Place the apple slices on the caramel.
Pour the rest of the sauce.
Using a spoon, cover the apples with the topping.
Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until the topping is brown at some spots and the sauce is bubbly.
There is no need to cover the apples completely with the topping and no smooth surface is required. It's better to keep it authentic 🙂