Sliced apples cooked in a rich salted caramel sauce and topped with a biscuit topping for the best apple cobbler you might ever taste!

apple cobbler in a bowl with whipped cream

top reasons to make this apple cobbler

  • It’s quick and easy to make
  • The brown sugar and butter cook together with the apples to create an amazing caramel sauce
  • Biscuit topping to soak up all of that sauce
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the perfect comfort dessert
  • If you love apple pie, then you need to try this apple cobbler

Is apple cobbler different than apple crumble?

Both are warm fruit desserts, but a crumble is just like the name says. The topping is more like a streusel with a crumbly texture. A cobbler is more like a dough mixture made with flour and buttermilk and dropped onto the fruit before baking.

apple cobbler in a baking pan

what are the best apples to use for cobbler?

I’m a firm believer in always using Granny Smith apples for anything I might be baking. They’re more tart and can hold up better to heat than most of the other apples which might turn soft after cooking.

how can I reheat leftover cobbler?

The microwave is always the fastest option, but if you really want to keep your apple cobbler as good as it was when it first came out of the oven, place it in a hot oven, uncovered for about 10 minutes.

fresh baked apple cobbler with hands holding the pan

Can I use unpeeled apple slices?

You can but the skin won’t break down in the baking process, so you run the risk if finding chewy pieces of apple peel throughout the cobbler.

Am I able to freeze my apple cobbler?

I recommend not freezing it because the texture will change afterwards. If you’re crunched for time, try making the cobbler the might before. Just make sure it’s cooled before covering it with a clean towel until you’re ready to serve it.

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Salted Caramel Apple Cobbler

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: foodnessgracious
Sliced apples cooked in a rich salted caramel sauce and topped with a biscuit topping for the best apple cobbler you might ever taste!
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  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 8 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples about 8 medium size apples
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp flakey sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp apple pie seasoning or pumpkin pie seasoning will also work
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9 x 9 baking pan with butter
  • In a large pan melt the butter over a medium heat.
  • Add the sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Gently stir together to coat the apples.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes over a medium heat until the sugar has turned into a sauce and the apples are well coated.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch over the apples and mix in, turn off the heat.
  • Transfer the apples to the prepared baking pan.
  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and pie spice.
  • Add the buttermilk and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Sprinkle the sea salt over the apples.
  • Using a spoon, drop dollops of dough randomly over the top of the apples.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes and then using the edge of a spoon, press down on the surface of the cobbler – see note section
  • Bake ofr another 15 minutes and the cobbler is a nice golden brown color on top and the sauce is bubbling around the edges.
  • Let the cobbler cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


I like to rough the surface of the cobbler up a bit to create a crunchier biscuit texture and it also helps with consistent cooking.